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Ke$ha

I Was FORCED To Sing

'Die Young' Lyrics

12/18/2012 4:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ke$ha
has just -- shockingly -- come out and said she never wanted to sing the controversial lyrics in "Die Young" -- even though she's listed as one of the writers of the song.

TMZ broke the story ... Ke$ha's hit song has been yanked from a huge number of radio playlists since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. 

Ke$ha just tweeted, she understands why her song is now inappropriate, adding,  "I had my very own issues with "die young" for this reason.  I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO."

The lyrics include this:  "Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young.  We're gonna die young.  We're gonna die young."

A bunch of people lashed out at Ke$ha on Twitter, slamming her for the song in the wake of the tragedy.

Ke$ha is listed as a co-writer of "Die Young," along with Dr. Luke and others.  She does not explain why she was forced to sing those lyrics.

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136.

Txtoothfairy    

I'm not a huge Ke$ha fan... But come on people, this song was out WAY before the tradegy in CT. SMH. NEXT!

619 days ago
137.

eh.. me.    

Heyy.. Sooo.. Anybody in for an old-style hangin w/a pink glittering rope ?! (or pink glittering rocks..)

619 days ago
138.

Lydia    

Free Kesha! Save Kesha! She be made to do bad things ! Woe is she.

619 days ago
139.

Glam    

uhhh the timming?? thiz zong iz already old newz and wayyy before thiz happened anyone hatin on her for it iz juzt plan retarded..ohh now becauze people are zhot yearz after it waz writen and monthz after itz been recorded and out on the radio you hate on her coz of a zhooting?? az if zhez the one who even pickz when to play it..bunch of idiotz really getting off the main topic.

619 days ago
140.

pecos    

SHE'S A REPLICANT

619 days ago
141.

Firedawg    

I like this song, and people read into **** too much! Play the song and enjoy it!

619 days ago
142.

Greg    

It's the same concept as Tim McGraw's live like you're dying. It simply means that you go about life freely. Bad timing, not bad lyrics.

619 days ago
143.

Greg    

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And who is tying the lyrics to the song? Oh gee...look at the name of the link that got me here.

619 days ago
144.

Svielma    

This song was out before the shooting..She's shouldn't be the scape-goat

619 days ago
145.

Drama1245    

I'm not a fan and never heard the song, but it's unfair to blame her.

619 days ago
146.

Shhh    

The why didnt they quit playing the Band Perry song Die young too?

619 days ago
147.

bukibby    

The song came out way before the Sandy Hook incident. There is no reason why ppl should be blaming her. It isn't her fault. Let's get real people.

619 days ago
148.

jaythepirate    

She wrote it before the shooting, is she a prophet? NO, everyone who has a problem with it is a self righteous a-hole

619 days ago
149.

Javadude54    

Skank be lyin'.

619 days ago
150.

antonricos    

besides the obvious fact that this song came out before the tragedy, this song has even more significance now. you don't know when your time up,live each day as it was your last.

619 days ago
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