Following the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT last Friday (December 14), radio stations nationwide began dropping Ke$ha‘s current single “Die Young” from playlists. The pop diva subsequently tweeted that she was “forced” to sing the lyrics to the song, leaving many scratching their heads (after all, Ke$ha herself does have a writing credit on the track). Many of our readers thought both that and the singer’s follow-up statement were just a bunch of blah blah blah. See what they had to say below!
:: DJ Sparque‘s interest wasn’t exactly sparked on Adam Lambert Covers Madonna’s “Ray Of Light” On VH1 Divas: “Adam Lambert is such a wannabe. I found the ‘Ray Of Light’ performance to be boring. He has NO ENERGY in his performance, he just stands there while the backup dancers do all the work. I love Madonna and to hear this horridly off-pitch, through the nose rendition made my ears bleed.”
:: Marie, however, thought Adam had enough cause to take a bow: “Adam Lambert rocked the VH1Divas show! He is such a natural as host and that amazing voice just made the night for me! Ray of Light was easily my fave performance by him. So much energy! I also love Hot Stuff during the Donna Summer tribute. Adam is such a DIVA!”
:: Tim Harris felt that we overlooked a chestnut on Last Christmas, They Covered “Last Christmas”: 5 Excellent Versions Of Wham!’s Classic: “How in the world could you forget Alcazar’s version! By far the best of the best! Fun, campy, Swedish goodness in a tight little 3:47 package!”
:: Martyn Haken Hett could fine no wrong with JoJo’s Agape: Stream The Objectively Flawless New Mixtape: “This mixtape is flawless. Her voice is flawless. SHE is flawless. I’ve been a fan since day one and with each ‘release’ she gets better and better. I just wish she were actually able to release properly. I HATE BLACKGROUND RECORDS.”
:: SamFoo couldn’t turn away from LeAnn Rimes’ Very Upsetting “How Do I Live” With Carly Rose Sonenclar On The X Factor: “I was thinking the same thing when I watched LeAnn’s train wreck performance…. very odd, looks like maybe she can add pill popper or drunk to her growing list of bad press.
:: theo wasn’t buying Ke$ha Tweets That She Was “Forced” To Sing “Die Young”: “‘I definitely make sure that every word rings true to me because I would never want to misrepresent myself to millions of people around the world,’ she supposedly said. ‘ I wrote and rewrote and rewrote that song ten times.’ — Kesha to wplj ny radio last month about the song ‘Die Young’”
:: Lance Thompsoncut right through the blah blah blah: “Ke$ha is just a disgusting SKANK. No one forced you to sing anything. Did they force you to take the money too? Go back to taking porn pics of yourself and shut your lying piehole.”
:: Finally, yrr had, well, this to day on Ke$ha Posts Statement Explaining “Die Young” Lyrics Controversy: “Don’t blame Ke$ha. It’s just unfortunate for the ‘deep’ lyrics to become inappropriate after the Newtown shooting tragedy. I think that Ke$ha had no clue what’s coming. She now does not need to find any excuse or explain why she sang the song. She’s just ‘young’ with powerful voice, a perfect ‘candidate’ to sing the ‘prophecy”’. Her stunning performance with skulls, drum beats that overwhelmed other performances at the AMA might have been a loud warning call. But who in the audience knew about Newtown a month later to heed her call? Why is Google map showing the route from NY to Newtown looking like a hook as if Sandy turned Sandy hook after NY? Will the ‘hook’ complete itself? It’s all speculation at this very moment. Read Nostradamus’ poems. It took many years to match his words to world events, well after the fact. There are other godly good songs to that actually matched major events before they occurred. Again, they matched only after the fact. For examples: Nena’s 99 Red Balloons told us about 9/11 ‘Floating in the summer sky Panic bells, it’s red alert There’s something here From somewhere else The war machine springs to life … In this dust that was a city If I could find a souvenier Just to prove the world was here …’ Willie Nelson’s City of New Orleans ‘knew’ about Katrina ‘And rolls along past houses farms and fields Passing trains that have no name and frightyards full of old black men. And graveyards full of rusted automobiles Good morning America how are you? … Half way home we’ll be there by morning Through the Mississippi darkness rolling down to the sea And all the towns and people seem to fade into a bad dream …’”