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Ke$ha

Bragged About Writing 'Die Young' Lyrics Before Massacre

12/19/2012 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Ke$ha is either lying now ... or was lying then ... 'cause weeks before she said she was "forced" to sing the lyrics to "Die Young," she BRAGGED about penning the song during a radio interview.

The singer appeared on 95.5 WPLJ in New York back in November -- weeks before the Newtown massacre -- and took full credit for writing the song, saying:

"I definitely make sure that every word rings true to me because I would never want to misrepresent myself to millions of people around the world ... I wrote and rewrote and rewrote that song ten times."

Shocking, considering Ke$ha completely contradicted herself on Twitter yesterday after several radio stations around the country stopped playing the song in light of the Newtown tragedy. Ke$ha had written, "I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO."

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

So, what's the truth? We reached out to Ke$ha -- but haven't heard back.

As for her tweets regarding "Die Young" -- those have since been deleted.

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31.

Cecilia     

She should have just issued a statement that the song had no connection to the tragedy as it was written long before, but understood people's sensitives at this difficult time.

572 days ago
32.

roll3567    

phony...fraud...manufactured music with manipulated voices. lying bi**h line your pockets and run for cover.

572 days ago
33.

DEVIL KILLER    

THE ILLLUMINATI MADE HER DO IT!

572 days ago
34.

LISA    

For Foucks Sakes TMZ - leave it the hell alone! Do you have your entire staff sitting around Googling the words kill, kids, children, die, young, etc. all day? If so, don't bother. We all know you can link many things to this tragedy, if you look hard enough. All you are doing is bringing more negative attention to people who meant no harm.

572 days ago
35.

hunter    

Apples and oranges. Leave her fugly-ass alone.

572 days ago
36.

BECKER    

SHE HAS NO TALENT OTHER THAN USING AUTO TUNE, SHE IS SLOPPY AND FAT AND ACTS LIKE A HOOKER, ALL THAT AND SHE IS A LIAR. WHAT A GREAT ROLE MODEL FOR THE YOUTH OF TODAY

572 days ago
37.

Baby Cakes    

Wow

572 days ago
38.

Oops-u-a-FLOP-now    

Poor Ke¢ha her career.... FLOP! LMAO

572 days ago
39.

Ferndog    

Why is this even relevant ??? If she is claiming originality to this topic then I say false. Pumped up kicks (or what ever the title is) was out already. If she is mad about her song being taken out of the rotation from radio stations then shame on her. It's just a mourning process . And shame on you tmz for assuming this is relevant or even entertaining . She didn't kill anyone She is not Cleo so she didn't know the future (does anyone remember Cleo ??? Hmmmm) And I guess it's a slow day in the entertainment news. Can you just post any news about Miley kunis. (did I misspell her name? Maybe) I love that girl/woman however you see her. Pretty smile . Nice hair . Sparkling eyes. Damn you Ashton

572 days ago
40.

CAMB    

this is the stupidest story ..she wrote a song with unfortunate lyrics to a current event...it doesnt have anything to do with the shooting...and has been out before this ever happened. stop vilifying people and creating a "story" ..honestly this is daily mail quality.shameful

572 days ago
41.

SakkeL    

Is tmz trying to make keshas song lyrics to come true litterally. Why are you against of living in a moment? Maybe because there is no money to be made in focusing in this moment instead of going thru somebodys yesterdays garbage.

572 days ago
42.

Kelly    

Well, she was doing marketing then, and now she is protecting her image. It's fine if tmz wants to go after one particular artist on this issue, but it's a little lake blaming the shipping department at Amazon for the fact the "50 Shades" is unreadable garbage. TMZ and Ke$ha are part of the same system.

572 days ago
43.

thayersgirl    

Awesome let's keep showing these crazies that you get all this attention when commit senseless crimes. My heart is with with you new town.

572 days ago
44.

jfdt    

The only thing that is "shocking" is this ridiculous article about what is an upbeat song about enjoying and making the most of your life which was released before this tradgedy ever happened.

Credit to Ke$ha for understanding why the radio stations have blacklisted the song, I suspect there are other songs out there with similar words in them however that won't get pulled whilst the media give Ke$ha a good bashing.

572 days ago
45.

Kreia    

Hahaha!!! Oh, I love it.

572 days ago
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