allegedly changed the legendary “Hollywood” sign to read “Ke$hawood.” (It was later ruled a hoax.) Later, she made out with equally outlandish singer Adam Lambert, just ‘cau$e $he can. Now, she’s done the unthinkable: The singer publicly criticized the grand dame of pop music, Britney Spears, and Canada’s cutest export, 16-year-old Justin Bieber.These days, it seems impossible to find a gossip blog that doesn’t feature Ke$ha’s name in a headline. First, the singer got attention for the brash, bold, and unapologetic lyrics of her first single, “Tik Tok,” which prompted many naïve and excited youngsters to actually brush their teeth with a bottle of Jack Daniels. (Word to the wise: Don’t try this at home.) Then came her first public scandal, when she and a group of merry pranksters
In recent interview with Maxim, Ke$ha described Bieber as a “little baby,” and said how she would have loved to “push him around on stage in a carriage” during their presenting duties at the Grammy Awards in February. As for Britney? Well, seems Ke$ha was featured on a leaked track that contained the lyrics: “In ten years, Britney Spears…Britney who?” Today, Ke$ha took to her Twitter account to apologize: “dear justin b I am so sorry if my bad joke has hurt your feelings.u r obviouslyso talented andi would never mean to offend u. i think u r rad,” she tweeted. And the singer also explained the Britney-centric lyric during a recent guest appearance on Australia’s version of So You Think You Can Dance. (See the video embedded below.)
Truth be told, the 16-year-old Bieber is little, but I’d bet he probably didn’t appreciate being publicly compared to an infant. (How’s he supposed to score with the ladies, Ke$ha?). And this wasn’t the only time Ke$ha came under fire for badmouthing Britney — Ke$ha also made some questionable comments about Spears earlier this month when speaking to Scotland’s Daily Record about her tendency to lip-sync at concerts: “I don’t think that’s fair at all for people who are going to see the show. I think if you are going to be a singer, you should sing. If you are going to be a dancer, you should dance. If you are going to do a combination of the two, you should make it very clear when you are singing and very clear when you are dancing. I would never do that to my fans,” she said. Easy Ke$ha. You may think that you’re a better live performer than Britney, but this lady wrote the book on pop stardom — how to make a hit, create a scandal, hit rock bottom, and orchestrate a successful comeback.
Granted, Ke$ha’s comments are a good way to generate buzz, especially when you’re in the midst of promoting a new single, but I can’t help but feel that her act is a little tired. Her music speaks for itself — it’s catchy and fun, and certainly unique. What about you? Are you getting tired of Ke$ha’s shtick? Are you a pop culture pacifist, or do you like a little mud-slinging back-and-forth? And does anyone know how tall Justin Bieber is?