This is a slightly older story, but Paper Magazine recently put some excerpts online from their cover interview with Kesha from last month. Kesha is a lovesick crackhead, as many know. And her interviews read like that too. In these excerpts, Kesha talks about her love of do-it-yourself tattoos (gross) and how transvestites are more beautiful than she is:
Who makes Ke$ha ‘want to be a better woman?’ What are her secrets for picking up dudes? Can she give you a homemade tattoo? Find out in these outtakes from Whitney Spaner’s feature on the ascending, Jack Daniels-loving pop star from PAPER’s summer music issue, on stands now.
Freaks are what make everything mildly more interesting in life but with trannies, they make me want to be a better woman. I see these men who have way better bodies than I do, more beautiful faces, better complexions, beautiful makeup, and they’re more fun than any person I’ve met in my life. They make me feel like I’m not a very good woman.
On possibly going country:
I’m really inspired by country music — my mom wrote country music — and I love Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. I think at some point there might be some country collaborations or records in the future. But I’m also really digging being called, like half jokingly, a white girl rapper. I think it’s really funny and I’m going to ride that train for a little bit.
On her love for DIY tattooing:
A friend of mine told me you can [create a tattoo] with pen ink and a safety pin and I was like ‘That’s amazing. I could give tattoos at anywhere in the world at any hotel.’ I saw this hot dude recently and I gave him a tattoo sitting in the lobby of the hotel. I was just like ‘Can I borrow a pen and a sewing kit?’ I think I got an admirer out of that one.
On being a ‘pervert:’
I wouldn’t say I’m aggressive, but I’m a pervert. I have a gold Trans Am and my favorite thing to do in the world is to drive around blasting Zeppelin or Sabbath, cat calling dudes. It doesn’t work, but it’s fun.
On her pick-up methods in bars:
I usually do something ridiculous like send him over a shot of whiskey and then spank him. Something like that.
On whether Jack Daniels is really her drink of choice:
I like whiskey and I like red wine — those are my two favorites. I love to lie around my house listening to vinyl records and drinking red wine. It’s amazing. But I’m never home, so…
[From Paper Magazine]
I know a lot of you hate her, but after I read her Rolling Stone interview, I just can’t. Yes, she’s not the brightest bulb, but she’s also not totally stupid. She’s rather gross and silly, but she’s funny too, and she has some good lines and she really doesn’t take herself too seriously. I appreciate the line, “I usually do something ridiculous like send him over a shot of whiskey and then spank him. Something like that.” I’m not saying she’s God’s gift to music or the most interesting celebrity in the world – I’m just saying she would be fun to hang out with in a bar.
Paper Mag photos courtesy of Paper online.