SURPRISE!! KE$HA SAID THAT.....HERE'S THE LATEST ON HER NEW ALBUM
How did you decide to evolve from Animal to Cannibal to Warrior?
Ke$ha: "On this record I wanted to maintain what I believe is who I am – wild, filthy-mouthed, very honest – but at the same time, address the changes in my life, and bring the music I listen to offstage together with the music I make. For me, that meant working with awesome collaborators. There was a strict no-guitar rule on Animal. I just had this vision of making everyone on the planet dance. I wanted to be the Dance Commander. On this record, I wanted to bring the music I listened to offstage into my music, which is pop music."
"Now, to some people, pop is a dirty word, or only a 'guilty pleasure.' But I love pop music. I always have, and I will 'til the day I die, and I want to make pop records. But I love bringing rock's balls and irreverence to my music as much as I can. I once said that I wanted to make 'cock pop.' And there are moments of that on the record, but there are also the quintessential Ke$ha moments like 'Come On' – rap-talking, sh*t-talking – and there are also moments that are unexpected, stripped-down and just me. As far as the people I collaborated with, I just wanted to take all my idols and make a record with them."
How did you hook up with Iggy? What was it like to work with him?
Ke$ha: "Being in the studio with him was one of the most incredible days of my life – definitely one of those 'holy sh*t!' moments. I've been obsessed with him forever. I remember when my brother brought home his record on vinyl. And then I started reading about him, and I was like, 'I love him.' I just started asking everyone I know, pretty much, if any of them knew Iggy Pop, and this time it paid off."
Are you going to be touring anytime soon, and if you are, are you bringing back the penis suit?
Ke$ha: "The penis suit is one of my favorite moments onstage. You don't understand the people who have been in that suit. Very famous people have worn it. My mother has been in that suit, friends, ex-boyfriends, lovers – you name it, they've been in that suit. I can't imagine it going anywhere."