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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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julie    

Some producers will make their artists sing anything if they feel its going to be a hit. However, I have my concerns if she was listed herself as a writer of the song. If you disliked it, you could have trashed it then and there. Anyways, may those victims RIP & my condolences are with their loved ones and anyone affected by this terrible tragedy.

619 days ago
17.

Laura    

Sandy Hook is not about her or her damn music. Make this story go away.

619 days ago
18.

Tracee    

Are we going to go thru all the song lyrics now and not listen to the one that mention dying. She is just using this tragic to HYPE her music for publicity. SICKA$$!!!

619 days ago
19.

탑 TOP    

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

... because Ke$ha is psychic, calm the **** down.

619 days ago
20.

CLINT    

It was the dollar sign in her name that forced her to write and sing that song.

619 days ago
21.

quezcotl    

... her lyrics are "So while you're here in my arms,
Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young"

liberals need to stop being so f'ing sensitive.
A NHL coach (forgot who) said to his team "lets kill them", about the other team - NOBODY ASSOCIATE THIS WITH REAL MURDERING, JUST AS KESHAS SONG IS NOTHING ABOUT CELEBRATING DEATH - ITS A F'ING EXPRESSION OF SPEECH.
I call my gf for a ****,bitch or whatever, that doesnt mean I mean it all the time.

619 days ago
22.

Stephanie    

So are we also pulling songs like "When I die young" by The Band Perry or maybe "Only the good die young" by Billy Joel? Come one, it's just a song.

619 days ago
23.

drgnFlyWlf10    

Just pull her music because it's God awful, also because she's awfully ugly

619 days ago
24.

Dohi    

That song came out BEFORE the school shooting and now people wanna get mad at her??? smh.

619 days ago
25.

taz    

I don't for a second claim to like her music, but this type knee-jerk reaction does no good. Her song has nothing to do with what happened. I think it's ridiculous to say she was "forced" to sing it. Scared about the money rolling in are ya?????

619 days ago
26.

Angey    

So, get rid of this song, but Pumped Up Kicks is still allowed??????????? PUK is ACTUALLY about a kid going into a school and shooting them all and it's played every damn day!

619 days ago
27.

chunkydough    

Can anybody admit that oversensitivity is a problem.

619 days ago
28.

Reg    

We shouldn't be forced to look at your hideous mug either.

619 days ago
29.

David Manigo    

Y'all do know the song was written and produced BEFORE the Connecticut tragedy right? Stop giving her sh*t!

619 days ago
30.

MeMe    

First of all, there are a ton of inappropriate songs hitting the airwaves!!! Second of all, everyone knows that the song was never meant to be interpreted as little children being murdered. It is unbelievable that people are giving her a hard time for what that monster did. I do agree that it should be off the radio AND so does she!

619 days ago
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