I was going to start this off by saying that Ke$ha has really changed in these past few months – she’s given nice interviews, and she’s been doing quite a bit of work with baby seals – but then I remembered that she peed in the street, took a picture of it, and put it on the internet. So yeah, she’s still a good person, but she’s still our ol’ Ke$ha. And I think there’s some comfort in that, isn’t there?
Here’s more about ol’ Ke$ha:
On being dirty: “I do feel like there are the pop stars of the world and then I’m like their dirty little sister, running around with shit on my face in combat boots because I can’t walk in heels.”
Her message: “I do feel like there is an element of what I’m doing that is about where I come from, which is working-class. I was never the cool kid, I was never hot in high school. I was never popular. You don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to be rich and you can still be successful.”
On partying in the woods: “I have wild, wild nights there,” she confesses, “but my friends and I are all really private. We get f-cking crazy, but you’re not going to see me stumbling out of nightclubs.”
On her new National Geographic show: “The show looks at animals being abused and how to stop that, or animals that are going extinct and how to help those animals. I am so passionate. I like animals more than people.”
On her next record: “The first record was all me living in L.A., trying to pay my rent, have a really good time, and look good on nothing. But ever since then I’ve seen how many people my music can reach, and I’ve realized that I have somewhat of a social responsibility to make sure everything I say is positive. The underlying theme of this next record is warrior, with the positive message being that everyone has a warrior inside. Some people will be shocked. Some will also be excited to know that I don’t just do silly white-girl rap. I’m from the South, I have a lot of soul. But trust me—it’s not going to be some avant-garde jazz record. I innately write pop songs. That’s just what I do.”
So just in case you missed it, Ke$ha said that she’s doing a TV show, produced by National Geographic, talking about her work with animals. Everybody got that, right? Crazy.
I really enjoyed this interview, but I came to the same conclusion about Ke$ha that I always come to: she sounds like a super fun person, like she’d be a blast to spend a day with, and I can really get behind what she’s all about, but I would rather … well, I’d rather do almost anything than listen to her music.