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Ke$ha Clarifies Being ‘Forced’ To Sing ‘Die Young’

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In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Ke$ha has made another attempt at expressing herself, this time via a message on her official website.

The singer claims that she misspoke using the word “forced” but admits having prior concerns about those specific lyrics because of her young fan base. Having rewritten the song several times, Ke$ha says the overall message of the song is to live life to its fullest.

Following the tragic event, her single “Die Young” has become the center of controversy with its suggestive dance party hook, “We’re gonna die young.”

The singer Tweeted-then-deleted that she did not want to sing those lyrics, but was “forced” to. She continued to explain that she understood the inappropriateness of her song’s lyrics.

While its airplay has since declined by 11 percent, according to radio tracker Mediabase, Ke$ha has clarified her shocking Tweet saying that she said it out of “emotion and sadness.” But despite everything that has happened she still believes in the song’s message.

-Maria Bonello, 92.3 NOW/New York

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