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Ke$ha Forced To Sing “Die Young” But Not Other Tunes? [Music News]


After the Newtown, Connecticut shooting Ke$ha’s single, “Die Young,” was pulled from the radio due to its lyrical content having bad timing with the incident. Ke$ha then replied via Twitter and then swiftly deleted her comments saying:

It’s no secret that pop stars work within a machine of giant record labels with their own agendas and ideas about music; compromise or GTFO seems to be the attitude of labels toward its stars. Although, Ke$ha had no problem promoting and loving the song before the incident. Yeah, the song is in poor taste now but if the shooting hadn’t happened, would she be claiming to have felt coerced? Did she always secretly hate the song? Is Ke$ha really all for dying old? Do you think the song should have been taken off the airwaves? This just seems like some serious backpedaling or some secret animosity against her songwriters and producers.

The Backstreet Boys reunite to sing, “As Long As You Love Me.” Clearly this is the greatest song in history. (Clearly that is an overstatement.) The BSB have gotten older and stranger but they still got that late ’90s/early ’00s swag.

Everyone is saying LeAnn Rimes was drunk on X-Factor. What do you think? 

Adele is AP’s “Entertainer of the Year” beating out Psy, Taylor Swift and everybody else.

Patti Smith is releasing a sequel to the memoir Just Kids.

You must listen to JoJo’s new mixtape.

Pitchfork has released their top 100 tracks of 2012. Here are the top 25. Do you agree? Grimes? Really?

1. Grimes, “Oblivion”
2. Frank Ocean, “Pyramids”
3. Usher, “Climax”
4. Kendrick Lamar, “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”
5. Japandroids, “The House That Heaven Built”
6. Bat For Lashes, “Laura”
7. Tame Impala, “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
8. Beach House, “Myth”
9. Fiona Apple, “Werewolf”
10. Jai Paul, “Jasmine”
11. Frank Ocean, “Thinking Bout You”
12. Miguel, “Adorn”
13. Chromatics, “Kill for Love”
14. M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
15. Andy Stott, “Numb”
16. Solange, “Losing You”
17. Chairlift, “I Belong in Your Arms”
18. Nicki Minaj, “Beez in the Trap” [ft. 2 Chainz]
19. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, “Only in My Dreams”
20. Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
21. Jessie Ware, “Wildest Moments”
22. Death Grips, “I’ve Seen Footage”
23. Dirty Projectors, “Dance for You”
24. Chief Keef, “I Don’t Like”[ft. Lil Reese]
25. Grimes, “Genesis”

Listen to Blink 182’s new album in full. Right here.

Emerald is an editor at CollegeCandy, lover of coffee, and pretend francophile. After studying writing and popular culture at NYU she decided to be a grownup and get a job. Tweet at ya' girl @EmeraldGritty.