Ke$ha has apologized publicly for any offence caused by her song ‘Die Young,’ in the wake of the recent Newtown school massacre. She also claimed that she was forced to sing the lyrics and claims that she was never comfortable with singing them, for the very reason that something like this tragedy may happen.
On her Twitter page, according to The Herald Sun Kesha wrote “I had my very own issues with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.” That tweet has now been deleted – perhaps she was forced to do that, too. She replaced it with a new message – a simple apology this time, saying “I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy.and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.”
In the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy, in which 26 people were killed by a gunman who entered an elementary school and opened fire, Ke$ha’s hit single was pulled from radio stations, to avoid causing offence to the public and to those affected by the events in the Connecticut school. The offending lyrics were “Looking for some trouble tonight /Take my hand, I'll show you the wild, side / Like it's the last night of our lives / We'll keep dancing till we die / Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young / We're gonna die young.”