After the tragedy in Newtown, Ke$ha‘s hit single “Die Young” was pulled from most radio stations. Though the song does not promote violence, the lyrics were deemed inappropriate while the nation mourned the deaths of 26 children and faculty members.
Then things got weird. Though no one was accusing Ke$ha of promoting violence, she tweeted that she was “forced” to sing the lyrics of the song — though she had recently boasted about writing the song herself and meaning the lyrics.
Now, the pop star clarifies her words further in a message on her website. “After such a tragic event I was feeling a lot of emotion and sadness
when I said I was forced to sing some of the lyrics to Die Young. ‘Forced’ is not the right word. I did have some concerns about the
phrase ‘Die Young’ in the chorus when we were writing the lyrics …
because so many of my fans are young,” she wrote. “That’s one reason why
I wrote so many versions of this song. But the point of the song is the
importance of living every day to the fullest and staying young at
heart, and these are things I truly believe.”