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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.”
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.
— ke$ha(@keshasuxx) December 19, 2012
Following the news of the songs suspension from the radio, Rich Minor explains to Billbaord, “We've been playing it before Friday but not since and I think we're now done with it. Even though it's a fun pop-dance record about seizing the moment, all people are going to hear right now is those two words in the title."
In addition to Ke$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.