Lies are tricky, particularly when you're in the public eye. Sleaze-pop sensation Ke$ha took to Twitter on Tuesday to disavow one of her most popular tracks after several radio stations around the country stopped playing the song "Die Young" in light of the Newtown shooting tragedy, in addition to Foster The People's song "Pumped Up Kicks".
The lyrics to "Die Young" include the line: "Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young. We're gonna die young."
On her Twitter, Ke$ha had written, "I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO." Yet anyone with a Google search bar and a thirst for self-punishment can turn back the clock to November, when the singer appeared on 95.5 WPLJ in New York to take full credit for writing the song:
"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 … I wrote and rewrote and rewrote that song ten times."
So let's recap. Just a few weeks after taking specific credit for writing the song, when a national tragedy unfolds and her song is pulled from the airwaves, this happens:
In other words, if she's not lying now, she was lying then. Unsurprisingly, her tweet regarding "Die Young" has since been deleted.