The American Music Awards happened and I don’t think anyone really cared that much, but here’s your outfit recap, just in case. Yeah, it’s a day late. Honestly, who really cares? We covered Katy Perry’s “is this offensive” Geisha performance, which was probably the most interesting thing of the whole night. So here’s the outfits, a touch late, but we can still have fun oooo-ing and aaaah-ing and WTF-ing. Which is what I’ll need your help with. I want you to pick the best, worst, and most WTF outfit of the night. Here we go!
November 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Ke$ha and Pitbull: a rather unlikely combination for a duet, I think, and the result – their new single ‘Timber – sorta proves my point. It’s awful and I seriously have no idea who came up with this song. There’s so much going on in it, the cowboy/lonesome prairie vibe is not working and now that the video is here, the whole menagerie of messiness comes together in one place.
If you want to see a bunch of weird line dancers, Pitbull in a suit and Ke$ha riding a mechanical bull, you’re in luck because this video has it all. Honestly, as much as I hate Pitbull, he makes some really good radio-friendly tracks, and this is the first one I’ve really, really disliked. I mean, it’s awful. Also, poor Ke$ha for being involved with this fuckery. Was this Dr. Luke’s idea?
November 26, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Turns out there’s more than a bit of truth to that whole “Free Ke$ha from Dr Luke‘s Evil Grip” campaign that some of her fans concocted recently. In fact, Ke$ha does actually feel like she has no say in her own career and has admitted that there’s lots of stuff she’d like to do musically that she can’t under her current contract.
From Rolling Stone:
There’s an online petition trying to emancipate you from your longtime producer, Dr. Luke. Have you seen it?
I have, yeah.
They have over 3300 signatures now. Their argument is that Dr. Luke, and I’m quoting them here, is “controlling Ke$ha like a puppet.” Is this a petition you support?
I feel like my fans are really protective of me. They just want to see me grow as an artist, which I agree with. Hopefully in the future, I’ll be in a position where I can put out a ballad or a more vulnerable song.
You don’t have any creative control now?
Not really. What’s been put out as singles have just perpetuated a particular image that may or may not be entirely accurate. I’d like to show the world other sides of my personality. I don’t want to just continue putting out the same song and becoming a parody myself. I have so much more to offer than that and I can’t wait till the world really gets to hear that on the radio.
I dunno, I mean, sure, maybe ‘Tik Tok’ isn’t her, but Ke$ha is a bit of a weirdo – she thinks dead spirits are always clinging to her and has had a vaginal exorcism (whatever that even is – maybe just a really good orgasm?), so I don’t think the next artistic genius is being suppressed, but it’s fucked up that she’s not able to do what she wants as a musician, either way. Surely there must be some way to get out of it? Take that shit to court, Ke$ha.
October 25, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Ke$ha has been collaborating with pop producer Dr. Luke for pretty much her entire career, and it’s him that’s responsible for even bringing her into the public eye. In fact, apparently she signed an eight album deal with his Kemosabe Records when she was 18, which is kind of insane. Who even offers an 8 album deal??? Anyway, Ke$ha fans are pretty pissed off about this all of a sudden and think Dr. Luke is ruining her career, so they’ve started a petition to “free” her.
This is a doozy, but here’s the petition‘s description:
It’s no surprise that Ke$ha’s craft of storytelling through music moves fans around the world. It’s also nothing new that Ke$ha gets “bullied” as being one dimensional, or a one trick pony. “With Warrior, I want to show people I can write and sing” I think you can’t really see Ke$ha’s creativity and talent when it’s being covered and controlled by higherarchy. It’s no surprise that Ke$ha is “forced” to work with the same collective group of people, through each record. Dr. Luke is controlling ke$ha like a puppet, feeding her what she doesn’t want, and her creativity is dwindling and affected negativity. In the first season of My Crazy Beautiful life, while showing the creative process behind Warrior, Ke$ha is shown recording the track Machine Gun Love, which was later turned down by the albums executive producers for it being too different and not being a sound that she’s known for. Ke$ha makes it clear that her producer, Dr. Luke, is stunting her from growing as an artist by making her sing the same generic, predictable, recycled, pop song. Ke$ha also confesses that she has no say whatsoever in what makes the album not to mention what’s released as a single which every artist should have a say in. Adding on, with the release of two of the singles Luke hand selected, they received no positive social media promotion or support, during their releases to radio as he did with his other stars he worked with. So many factors can be put together, and you can almost say and assume that Luke is almost trying to dismantle her career. “She struggles with the idea with why can’t I make the music that I want to make” Wayne Coyne tells Billboard about Ke$ha’s dilemma with her and her producer involving her music. He admits her creation is raw and genuine, and sees a side of her that doesn’t care about the hit pop songs and marketing. Overall, Ke$ha just wants to be able to freely express her opinions through her music, and show sides of her she’s been waiting to reveal since record one. The numerous cries for help have been indicitave that all she wants is to make music that makes her and her fans happy, and nothing that’s forced and blunt. When Ke$ha, young and naive at the age of 18, was signed to Luke’s 8 album contract, it’s obvious that she was unaware of the severe pop puppeteer act she was soon to play by. What our fear as her fans should be is that she will soon lose interest in playing this industry game and stop releasing music under the tyrannical finger of Dr. Luke. I don’t think Ke$ha can make it any clearer that she wants the world to hear her music and not the pop factory’s unauthentic, soulless babble she is forced to call hers. Even listening to her unreleased song Dancing with the Devil should be enough evidence of Luke’s evil ways.
Uh… I mean, look, yes, it probably sucks that Ke$ha is now older and wants to do different shit and she’s in this record contract. But shouldn’t she (or her lawyers) have thought of this BEFORE she signed on the dotted line? No, because she was young and desperate for fame so she would’ve signed away her soul for it and now she’s paying the consequences. I can’t say I really feel bad for her here. Plus, if she really wants out of the contract, I’m sure there are ways. Call your solicitor, girl.
September 24, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Though summer’s technically not over, I think it’s time to take a look back at everything that happened these summer months. There was a LOT. What do you think was the most shocking? The most WTF? The best fashion moment? Let’s vote!
In case you need a refresher, here are some links to these stories: (more…)
September 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm by Catherine St. Ives
There are also dong earrings ranging from $12 – $15 and a lovely penis pendant for $20. And as of now, it’s out of stock.
This particular line of penis themed jewelry is from her “Grow A Pear” collection (yes, “pear” not pair). She has non-dongy jewelry too. There’s a “warrior” collection, a “supernatural” collection, and a few others. They’re all under Kesha Rose by Charles Albert (yes, “Kesha” not Ke$ha). You can buy them here.
Would you wear these?