UPDATE: Ke$ha Backtracks, Admits She Was NOT Forced To Sing ‘Die Young’ Lyrics

The new Ke$ha's song 'Die Young' has been removed from radio playlists across the country to show respect to the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut last week. Now she has apologized for the song and claims she was forced to sing the lyrics ... but TMZ is calling her out on the claim.

The new Ke$ha’s song ‘Die Young’ has been removed from radio playlists across the country to show respect to the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut last week. Now she has apologized for the song and claims she was forced to sing the lyrics … but TMZ is calling her out on the claim.

After the tragedy, Ke$ha claimed she understood why the lyrics to the song, which repeatedly includes the words ‘We’re gonna die young’ were inappropriate. She tweeted an apology saying “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.”

In another tweet that has since been deleted, she claims she was forced to sing that song: “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.” 

But TMZ is calling her out on the recently deleted tweet, saying that  Ke$ha recently told a NY radio station that she is deeply invested in her song choices: “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.”

UPDATE: Ke$ha has since gone back on her own statement, now saying she wasn’t really forced, but rather had some “concerns.” She says on her personal website:

”After such a tragic event I was feeling a lot of emotion and sadness when I said I was forced to sing some of the lyrics to Die Young. Forced is not the right word. I did have some concerns about the phrase “die young” in the chorus when we were writing the lyrics especially because so many of my fans are young and that’s one reason why I wrote so many versions of this song. But the point of the song is the importance of living every day to the fullest and staying young at heart, and these are things I truly believe.”

Another single on her new album entitled ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ includes the lyrics: “All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you better run, better run, outrun my gun.” The song is reportedly about bullying.

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