Ke$ha‘s Animals have been making a lot of noise online about their icon’s perceived debt of servitude to Dr. Luke. They argue that the producer controls Lady Dolla “like a puppet” and memorably started a petition to free her from his steely grasp. It seemed like a well-intentioned if somewhat misguided response to a string of underperforming singles but the penis-loving diva has given the initiative her support in an interview with Rolling Stone.
When asked about the petition, K$ acknowledged seeing it and, for someone who talks openly about their haunted vagina, gave a fairly measured explanation. “I feel like my fans are really protective of me,” she told the music bible. “They just want to see me grow as an artist, which I agree with. Hopefully in the future, I’ll be in a position where I can put out a ballad or a more vulnerable song.”
She has a point. The standout tracks on her criminally underrated Warrior album were the rock experiments (“Dirty Love”) and heartfelt mid-tempo ballads (“Last Goodbye” could be her best song yet). “What’s been put out as singles have just perpetuated a particular image that may or may not be entirely accurate,” Ke$ha explained further. “I’d like to show the world other sides of my personality. I don’t want to just continue putting out the same song and becoming a parody myself.”
The worrying thing about these statements — apart from the obvious fact that she’s obviously unhappy with the way her label is presenting her to the public — is the lack of clarity about whether she’s just pissed with the singles being released or the music she’s recording in general. If it’s the latter, how are diehard fans (like myself) supposed to get on board with (excellent) material like “Timber”, when we’re not even sure if she wanted to sing it in the first place?
How do you feel about Ke$ha’s confession that she has no creative control? Have your say in the comments below.
[Via Rolling Stone].
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