In Her Words: Ke$ha
The pop star lets us into her brain just in time for Warrior
Ke$has second studio album, Warrior, dropped today, and with it the sing-talking pop star has solidified her place as a bona fide hit maker. The lead single, upbeat party anthem "Die Young" - co-written by Fun.s Nate Ruess - is currently #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, second only to Rihannas "Diamonds."
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But the album is more than autotuned-whiskey-toothpaste-fist-pumping-glitter-club-bangers. Sure, theres a lot of that (in the best way), but on Warrior, Ke$ha has stepped outside the pop box for collaborations with some of her heroes: The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop on "Dirty Love", Patrick Carney of The Black Keys on "Wonderland" and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes on "Only Wanna Dance With You." Ke$ha told The Hollywood Reporter, "I wanted to give the finger to anybody who thought I was a one-trick pony."
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Shortly before Warriors release, Ke$ha stopped by the iHeartRadio studios, where she posed with one of our own little animals (shout out to the adorable iHeartRadio Maltipoo, Lola), and let us inside her brain by filling out a questionnaire in her own handwritten words.
Photos by Shelby Case