“I’m not trying to cause any controversy. I’m not a media whore.” - Ke$ha, on always making headlines.
“We’re all animals. It’s not just in me, it’s in everybody.” - Ke$ha, on our animal instincts.
April 1, 2010. By Jordana Borensztajn.
Despite all of the controversy, headlines, mixed responses and outrage sparked by pop’s wild child Ke$ha, the young starlet says her main goal in life – and music – is simply to have a good time.
After shooting to fame by featuring on Flo Rida’s hit track “Right Round” in a very happy-accident and unplanned fashion, the 21-year-old Californian native has been on a pretty insane journey.
Ke$ha’s first solo single effort “Tik Tok” soared to the top of the charts in 11 different countries. Her second single “Blah Blah Blah” was certified gold in Australia.
In Sydney during a short promo trip, Ke$ha tells Nova that despite constantly making headlines, she doesn’t try to stir a media storm.
“I’m not trying to cause any controversy. I’m not a media whore – people are just finding random stories about my life and deciding it’s interesting enough to put in a headline,” Ke$ha explains.
“I’m just trying to have fun with all of it – all of the media and the craziness – I just want to have fun, that’s the whole point. I’m just excited that people like the songs I write. Hopefully that means I’m inspiring lots of dance parties. I really like to dance, and feel that it’s a positive thing no matter how you look at it.”
Ke$ha’s debut album Animal debuted at the top of the U.S. and Canadian charts, and reached the fourth spot on Aussie charts. The party girl says the album reflects the rawness and roughness that lives inside all of us.
“We’re all animals. It’s not just in me, it’s in everybody. I love animals more than people so I just want people who come to my show to let that animal out – their own personal animals – to just go mental.”