Ke$ha responds to "Die Young" being taken off the radio

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Ke$ha has come forward to state that she “understands” why her newest hit, “Die Young” has been pulled from radio stations following Friday mornings horrific.

As we previously reported, Ke$ha’s poppy “Die Young” went from 167 million listeners, dropping 19 million listeners to 148 million following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

According to E! News, the 25-year-old took to Twitter to respond to the news of the song being dropped, writing, “"I understand. 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."

That tweet has since been deleted.

She later added, “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.”

Following the news of the songs suspension from the radio, Rich Minor explains to Billbaord, “We've been playing it 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."

In addition to Ke$ha’s “Die Young,” Foster and the People’s “Pumped up Kicks,” which is about a school shooting, has also been suspended from radio play in Connecticut.



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