I absolutely hate Ke$ha’s music. Something about her voice makes me sincerely uncomfortable, but my friends adore her, so I’ve spent a reasonable amount of time this summer sitting in the backseat of a Jeep, rocking back and forth and humming showtunes to myself while this girl chants or raps or whatever she does on full blast. That being said, I think Ke$ha herself seems like kind of a fun person, and I will tell you why.
She did an interview with Paper back in June (favorite quote: “If people like it, they like it, and if they don’t, I can go be an astronaut. So there.”), but yesterday they released some outtakes from that interview, and I can get behind a lot of what she’s saying.
On possibly going country:
I’m really inspired by country music — my mom wrote country music — and I love Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. I think at some point there might be some country collaborations or records in the future. But I’m also really digging being called, like half jokingly, a white girl rapper. I think it’s really funny and I’m going to ride that train for a little bit.
On her love for DIY tattooing:
A friend of mine told me you can [create a tattoo] with pen ink and a safety pin and I was like ‘That’s amazing. I could give tattoos at anywhere in the world at any hotel.’ I saw this hot dude recently and I gave him a tattoo sitting in the lobby of the hotel. I was just like ‘Can I borrow a pen and a sewing kit?’ I think I got an admirer out of that one.
On being a ‘pervert:‘
I wouldn’t say I’m aggressive, but I’m a pervert. I have a gold Trans Am and my favorite thing to do in the world is to drive around blasting Zeppelin or Sabbath, cat calling dudes. It doesn’t work, but it’s fun.
On her pick-up methods in bars:
I usually do something ridiculous like send him over a shot of whiskey and then spank him. Something like that.
Maybe it’s because I think cat calling guys is often the funniest thing to do while driving. Maybe it’s because I love Dolly Parton, too. Maybe I’m just a tiny bit of a train wreck myself. Whatever the reason, I’m going to say that Ke$ha somehow seems like a smart, in-control girl, and until she starts giving Nazi salutes or looking like this, I’m going to say she knows what she’s doing.
But seriously, if I hear “Your Love is My Drug” on the radio one more time, I’m probably going to cry.