Ke$ha’s “Die Young” song has been at the top of the charts recently, coming in at #3 on Billboard.com’s Radio Play List. But now, in the wake of the tragic Newtown shooting, radio stations have started pulling her songs from the airwaves.
The singer said she understands why this is happening, and even went as far as saying she never wanted to sing those lyrics in the first place.
“I understand,” she wrote on Twitter. “I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.” She also said, “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.”
Danbury radio host, Rich Minor said, “We’ve been playing [‘Die Young’] before Friday but not since, and I think we’re now done with it. Even though it’s a fun pop/dance record about seizing the moment, all people are going to hear right now is those two words in the title.”