The ''Tik Tok'' singer gives us a preview of her new disc, ''Cannibal''

By Tanner Stransky
October 29, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

A new album? Why so soon?
Cannibal, which Ke$ha recorded in just 18 days, will come out 10 months after she dropped her double-platinum debut, Animal. ”I see these kids come to my shows so ready to have, like, an epic night,” she says, ”and I just wanted them to have more music to dance to.” The title track ”sums up the way I treat men, which is horrible sometimes. If you’re too nice, I’m just going to eat you, motherf—er. Be there for me, but don’t be too available. There’s nothing attractive about a man that’s available. I like my men to act like men, not girls. That’s what this record is about.”

Super producers
Animal‘s dream trio of Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Benny Blanco are back, as is her songwriter mom, Pebe Sebert. ”I just flew everyone in and we had this incredible writing camp,” says Ke$ha. ”My music has been successful because I’ll say things that maybe not a lot of other people would say to millions of people. Good or bad, that’s just how I write songs.”

Ke$ha can rap
New single ”We R Who We R” is pretty irresistible, but her personal fave is ”Sleazy,” which boasts some legitimately solid rapping. ”People think of me as the silly white girl who kind of half-raps,” she says, ”but you hear that I actually can rap. It’s real gangsta! It’s so dope!”

Another highlight of the new album is the in-your-face ”Grow a Pair.” The inspiration? ”One night, this guy I was dating was like, ‘Can we just talk?’ Instead of boning down! I was like, ‘Really? You’re such a woman!’ Then I wrote ‘Grow a Pair.’ It’s superfun and ridiculous.”

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