Did Ke$ha lie about being 'forced' to sing 'Die Young' lyrics after it was pulled from radio?
In response, Ke$ha tweeted, "I understand. I had my very own issue with 'die young' for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO." She later deleted the tweet and replaced it with, "I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy.and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express."
Did she delete the earlier tweet because it wasn't true? Ke$ha is listed as a co-writer on the song, the lyrics of which are not about violence, but actually about embracing life. During a radio interview in November, Ke$ha confirmed that she did write the song.
"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," she said. Later, she added, "I wrote and rewrote and rewrote that song ten times."
It's odd that she claimed she was "forced" to sing it -- particularly because the song does not promote violence or glorify an early death. The lyrics simply pose a hypothetical: "Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young." While they're naturally not particularly appealing to a nation mourning a massacre of children, they were written months before the tragedy, and certainly without ill-intent.