Superstar Ke$ha (Kesha Rose Sebert) said that she was “forced” to sing her popular single “Die Young,” even though she didn’t feel comfortable doing so.
The criticism follows the massacre of 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.; most radio stations have opted to stop playing the song because of its insensitive lyrics.
Ke$ha said she agreed with the decision to pull the song from the radio stations. She claimed that she didn’t want anything to do with the song in the first place, even though TMZ noted that she is listed as one of the songwriters on the album credits for “Warrior.”
The 25-year-old tweeted about why her song was inappropriate, and added:
"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."
Ke$ha hasn't explained why she was forced to sing the lyrics.
An exercpt of the lyrics goes: "Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young. We're gonna die young. We're gonna die young."
Twitter users have weighed in on the song's lyrics.
“How Kesha gonna make a song called die young then the next week all those kids get killed.”
Another user wrote, “OMG. Kesha's song "Die Young" is a horrible song to play this weekend , with the Connecticut shooting and all.”
This tweeter added, “Kesha-Die young, Mia-Bad girls(live fast die young),Taylor-video same as Ride. What's wrong with you people?”