Ke$ha, whose album, Animal, and new single “Blah, Blah, Blah” just debuted, is an up-from-the-street singer/songwriter who may – just may – inject some integrity back into music.
The 22-year old Los Angeles denizen literally bit the hand that once fed her in a new interview, by trashing Britney Spears for lip-syncing during her concerts.
Ke$ha, who sang back up on Britney’s track “Lace and Leather,” called the pop tart’s reliance on recorded music during her concerts “bull shit.”
“I don’t think that’s fair at all for people who are going to see the show. I think if you are going to be a singer, you should sing. If you are going to be a dancer, you should dance,” she said in a wide ranging interview with Scotland’s Daily Record.
“If you are going to do a combination of the two, you should make it very clear when you are singing and very clear when you are dancing. I would never do that to my fans.
“No offense to her, specifically, but people have asked me before to mime. I have been up at three in the morning for a television show with jet lag but I refuse to mime.
“It’s treating people as if they are too stupid to realize you are not actually singing. Sometimes it is hard to sing and dance at the same time, but I would rather be off and be real and genuine about it to my fans. I don’t want to treat my fans like they are stupid.
Ke$ha, the daughter of Nashville songwriter Rose Sebart, grew up without a father and says even her mom doesn’t know who her dad is. That has to hurt, no matter how much she tries to blow it off.
But it’s also made her tougher and resolved to keep it as real as possible, in her life and burgeoning career. In the music industry, she’s the exception to the rule.
Plenty of artists buck the system, but the system simply crushes them. Ke$ha on the other hand, has been unstoppable.
Her bubble gum pop song, “Tik Tok’ sold two million downloads and has ruled the singles chart for nine weeks, banishing such singers as Susan Boyle and the ensemble that performed the new version of “We are the World.”
“The success of ‘Tik Tok’ was rapid. It went up the charts in a month. It was crazy,” she said.
“My whole record is super-honest. I am really honest. When I am singing I may sound shit, sometimes, but at least you’ll know I’m singing,” she says.
Nothing succeeds like success in the music industry, and Ke$ha now has the power to influence not only her own career but music in general. Her record is not only kicking ass, she is, too.