Pop singer Ke$ha scrapes off the makeup (from the night before) and cleans up for Glamour magazine to show there is more to her than face paint, body glitter, partying… and, oh yes, music.
The 24-year-old broke onto the music scene with her hit song “Tik Tok” and has become the doyenne of trash pop, with her campy fashions, and drunk-in-the-club vibe. Her photo shoot proves that, yes, she has a very feminine side.
“My makeup is usually left over from the night before. I’m not really worried about the photographs because if I tell my fans not to give a f*** about the haters, then I have to practice what I preach. I embrace the imperfections and celebrate them,” she told the magazine.
Check out Ke$ha’s photos; click to enlarge.
“Oh, the body paint stays. It’s my favorite thing to do,” she adds. “Sometimes I have parties at my house in Nashville and it’s clothing-optional, and we just body-paint each other and run around, and I have a giant bed. I’m very much in touch with that side of myself.”
She may clean up well, but there’s no changing her trash mouth. “I know that I have balls. I have bigger balls than a lot of the men that I meet,” she crows.
‘I’m just a ballsy motherf*****. I’m not afraid of pushing boundaries. That’s what you have to do to become an icon,” she adds. Ah.. so that’s what she’s all about.
“Eventually, I would love to be on my deathbed and looked at as an icon. Right now I’m still at the baby stages of my career. But that is the goal.” Gotta love her modesty.
Ke$ha says she has a new album in the works that will veer away from up-tempo pop into rock and roll. “People say that rock ‘n’ roll is dead, and I am making it my mission to resurrect it. I have rock ‘n’ roll pumping through my veins,” she says.
As for her dating habits, Ke$ha explains: “I’m like a praying mantis. They f–k me, and then I eat them.”
“I was dating a guy once who spoke rudely to a taxi driver. I got out of the cab and walked home. Treat people with respect. I’ve waited tables, and that’s why I just exceedingly overtip. It’s exhausting work,” she says. “If a man is not, like, the second coming, then what’s the point? I have other s–t to do.”
Check out her photos.