Ke$ha may be the poster child for the young and the reckless but her recent single has brought some unforeseen difficulties.
Radio stations removed her latest single “Die Young” from the rotation because of its controversial title in light of the tragic Sandy Hook controversy. She took to Twitter to address the concerns: “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.”
As previously reported, “Die Young” was coasting at #3 on the radio playlists on Friday (Dec. 14), the day of the tragic shooting, where it reached 167 million listeners nationwide. By Saturday, the day after the shooting, airplay dropped by 3 million listeners. By this week, the pop smash dropped down to 148 million listeners—a 19 million drop from its previous potation.
At least the sassy songbird has taken the push back in stride and is more concerned about those affected by the horrific Newtown events. “I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy,” she wrote. “And I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.”