Ke$ha Now Says She Wasn’t “Forced” to Sing “Die Young” Lyrics

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/ December 21, 2012

Following the controversy around Ke$ha’s “Die Young” single and following statements about being “forced” to sing those lyrics, the pop star has another explanation for her words.

“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 initially tweeted after the song was criticized and pulled from radio stations following the Newtown tragedy.

However, she clarified her words to MTV News after deleting the post.

“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.”

Ke$ha did leave condolences on her Twitter account, but has not made further statements about her song.

“I’m so, so, so sorry for anyone who has been affected by this tragedy, and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. Words cannot express.”

Is she wrong?