Ke$ha blasts Britney Spears for lip syncing

There’s a new, very long interview with singer Ke$ha in UK publication The Daily Record. Ke$ha has exactly one hit song, Tik Tok, and while it’s dominated the charts for a few weeks it’s not like she has more than one single out or much of a career to speak of. I barely knew who she was until a few weeks ago and now know her as the girl who shows up at events and awards shows looking like a hot, over accessorized mess.

In Ke$ha’s interview with The Record, she sounds like she’s just so full of herself and impressed with the hard knock life she was living before Tik Tok propelled her to the top. I had to google some interviews to see if this girl is as obnoxious as she comes off as in print and she kind of is. (She looked pretty drunk and maybe high in this interview on Lopez Tonight and in this interview she talks about how she’s hoping to have fans tattoo her face on their body.)

Anyway Ke$ha calls it “bullsh*t” that Britney lip syncs her performances and calls it unfair to the fans. She also goes on at length about how broke she was before she made it big and how she had to steal clothing and food to survive. How hardcore she was! I don’t suppose she could have stuck with one of those menial jobs she complained about in order to pay the bills. This whole interview sounds like stream of consciousness crap, and here are the highlights:

On stealing to make ends meet
But her success was far from overnight. As a child, she wrote songs with her mother and Ke$ha helped out Britney Spears, Flo Rida and Miley Cyrus with songwriting and vocal duties before making it in her own right.
She said: “I was homeless but I would sing on demos and get waitressing jobs and check IDs at a club until they discovered I was 17.

“I had odd jobs. I was a telemarketer for two days, which meant calling people, being hung up on a lot and being yelled at. I was trying to get them to refinance loans. I hated it. I had no idea what I was doing and lasted two days.

“I was trying to make some dollars to pay the rent. There were points when I was really broke.
“The low points would be stealing food and selling clothes to make money for food. But even then, I would get the subway in LA, which is disgusting and there were homeless people exposing themselves. I’d have to turn a blind eye.

“I always found humour in everything, which I think is an important quality.
“It’s better for your soul. It helped to make it easier. If you listen to my record, you can hear that I am saying, ‘We’re broke but who cares?’ It’s not like a starving artist wallowing in self pity. I’m broke but I’m still f***ing fantastic.”

At one stage, she broke into Prince’s home in the hope that he would listen to a demo of her songs. She also threw up in Paris Hilton’s toilet after partying too hard following her backing vocal duties on the socialite’s debut album Paris.

It was at her lowest ebb that Ke$ha turned to shoplifting food and selling her clothes to get by. She said: “I’m not saying everybody should go steal stuff but I did it out of necessity because I needed to eat.
“I’d go to the dollar store. It would have been a bit of a nightmare if I had been caught and arrested. There are so many times I’ve come close to being arrested.

On Britney lipsyncing
Ke$ha insists the new wave of hot, female singers are showing the traditionally male rock scene how it should be done.

She said: “The chicks are killing it right now. I think it is cool to be part of this strong women movement, with us taking over in what has been a male-dominated society for so long.

“I think it’s cool that people are accepting my music, which is really sassy, as well as the Beyonces and Lily Allens and Gagas of the world.”

There is one exception, however. She is unimpressed by Britney Spears’s miming on her world tour.
Ke$ha, who featured on Britney’s track Lace And Leather, whispered: “I think that’s bulls***.

“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.

“No offence to her specifically but people have asked me before to mime. I have been up at three in the morning for a television show with jet lag but I refuse to mime.

“It’s treating people as if they are too stupid to realise you are not actually singing. Sometimes it is hard to sing and dance at the same time but I would rather be off and be real and genuine about it to my fans. I don’t want to treat my fans like they are stupid.

“That is my take on my fans and life in general. My whole record is super-honest. I am really honest. When I am singing I may sound s*** sometimes but at least you’ll know I’m singing.”

[From Daily Record]

There’s more, including Ke$ha bragging about how she got pulled over by a cop who wanted her phone number, talking about how she dropped out of high school to pursue music, and how she once lived with a man she assumed was her real dad, but turned out not to be. She’s an interesting person, but her personality just rubs me the wrong way. I’m kind of hoping she’s a flash in the pan and that she won’t be all over the place soon like Lady Gaga. Tik Tok is probably a one hit wonder.

Also, I’ve heard Tik Tok and it sounds like Ke$ha relies heavily on auto-tune and computers to make that little throwaway dance track. (Hat tip to a commentor on the Record for mentioning this.) Why then is she ragging on Britney for lip syncing?

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  1. meme says:

    STFU poser. like anyone who goes to see britney thinks she’s really singing. britney is a PERFORMER and has said so herself. you think vadge never lip syncs?

  2. daisyfly says:

    Anyone watch her performance on the Tonight Show w/Conan knows that she’s a lip syncing fool, which makes her a hypocrite.

    Also, when you need Autotune to help balance out the valley girl in you, you’re goddamned hopeless.

    One last note – Tik Tok sucks, and I wasn’t sure a song could get any worse until her “blah” song. If she makes it past June, music will officially be dead.

  3. Susette says:

    I don’t buy most of her stories. She seems to be trying too hard and she reeks of PR packaging. Tik Tok might be catchy, but there’s really nothing creative or unique about it. I don’t think she’s got Gaga’s staying power.

    I have a feeling that she’ll wind up in the “Whatever happened to…” pile.

  4. kimberly says:

    ok let me get this straight

    This twit girl who probably listened to brit as a child is talking shit when she has one crappy generic pop single on the charts?

    That tik tok twit song is retarded and screams GENERIC TUNE, ONE HIT WONDER!!!
    I honestly thought tigra and bunny made a come back, but realized the voice was so computerized that I spit from laughing. SHE’S GENERIC PEOPLE!!! THIS ISN’T 2001 ANYMORE IT’S 2010!
    Well I guess she’s getting publicity out of talking shit. I don’t listen to brit, but don’t want to listen to this loser talk shit either.

  5. dee says:

    Not sure if it’s a good or bad thing that I have never heard of this Tik Tok song, may have to look up just for curiosity purposes. But this her story sounds like BS to me, or someone trying to be a bad-ass or something.

  6. Dan says:

    Poor girl had to ride the subway… wah

  7. california angel says:

    I’d like to think of myself as relatively hip and in the know, I have no frickin clue who this chick is…of course I despise radio music (Muse is my one exception to that rule)

  8. Mel says:

    OMG Kimberly! The first thing I thought when I heard Tik Tock was Tigra and Bunny! I love the Cars that Go Boom!

  9. ,,,, says:

    I’d rather she just not sing at all… ever.

    Also, I thought she was Uffie when I first heard Tik Tok. Here is a song Uffie did with Justice called The Party:

    It’s also about partying and came out way before Tik Tok. Also, Uffie hangs out in the same scene as Ke$sha and they have many mutual friends.

  10. Sakota says:

    The usual Britney bashing. Honestly, why her? Why bash Britney? I’m sure JLO is guilty of it.

  11. d says:

    Oh, Keisha. Maybe they asked you to mime because you don’t sound that great without autotune?
    On the other hand, she’s kind of right. It’s like that guy who sings Addicted — Danny something … thought he sounded great on radio. Then saw him “live” and it was awful because he was so obviously miming and it was just…bleh.

  12. Solveig says:

    I probably am out of this world ’cause I don’t know who the heck she is, but at first sight I thought tha she was the hidden third Olsen twin.

  13. kelbear says:

    She rubs people the wrong way, her song tik tok is so computerized the radio gets turned soon as it comes on.

    Once her 15 minutes is over, she will be back to being broke from spending her money on her ridiculous clothes just like gaga

  14. little grrl lost says:

    who the FUCK is ke$ha?!

  15. Majosha says:

    I love how Michael K describes her as “something that crawled out of the septic tank on the Rock of Love bus.” LMAO!

  16. NicoleB says:

    LMAO @little girl….my sentiments exactly

  17. andrea says:

    i think brit and anyone else who lip synchs on tour is an ass. it’s one thing to do it on tv, but when people are paying for a live show? that said, those who go to her shows know what they’re getting.

    i love that this random ho thinks she is part of some goddam women’s movement.

    and if brit was good enuf for this trick to sing backup for before she “made it”, then who the hell is she to talk smack about her now?

    reminds me of sheryl crow talking shit about MJ when meanwhile she used to sing backup for him – low class and unprofessional move.

  18. Sudini says:

    LOL, it didn’t take long at all for this little girl to get a totally inflated ego and delusional perspective.

  19. Sudini says:

    @Kimberly & Mel:

    I haven’t heard anyone reference Cars that go Boom in SOOOO long. I was starting to think I made it up, lol. Thank you for that :D

  20. Kim says:

    She hasnt had a concert let alone a world tour. I doubt she ever will have one but Im sure her voice wouldnt hold out (since she has no talent ot begin with). She is flash in the pan pop artist who wont be around half as long as Britney.

  21. Dawn says:

    I’m not buying her it’s “a-hard-luck-life” background story at all.

  22. Aussie Mama says:

    Hey Keish…Britt doesn’t want to be doing what she is doing. Her heart and soul haven’t been in it for a long time. She is made to do it, fed medication, her father acts as her handler, or she doesn’t get to see or spend time with her own children. Courtney Love as crazy as she is, was on the right track when she said Britt. is a slave, made to work in the business, but there’s a lot more to it, that most people couldn’t accept, because they are asleep and live in la-la land. No different to Michael Jackson, but MJ broke free and when he did….they accused him and ruined him, that’s what happens to you if you don’t play the game.

  23. gg says:

    I’ve never heard this chick sing, but I’ve seen a lot of photos and she ALWAYS looks completely busted. She bumped Misha Barton out of the unflattering tackywater in the last few months.

    The makeup, the hair, the clothes, everything, nothing goes together even remotely.

    I know she has no stylist because nobody looks this bad.

  24. Strange says:

    She was on The Simple Life with Paris and Nicole. Either she’s lying about being homeless or show hired actors to pretend to take those girls in. Either way I guess I wouldn’t be shocked.

  25. Dawn says:

    Aussie Mama, you’re so right. The hard truth it may be, but it’s real life.

  26. mollination says:

    erm – we all saw that video of her in Jr. High doing the school talent show (and on top of that she looked like a totally desperate-to-be-cool geek) so I think it’s a little late to rewrite the past Kesha.

  27. Cakes says:

    I thought all these bubble gum wanna be’s lip synch? Have you ever heard Christina Agulira sing live? Yikes. Their real voices suck and they need to be auto tuned so they sound decent. STFU Kesha. How old is this girl? She looks BEAT.

  28. Final Fantasy Still Makes Games? says:

    Ke$ha needs to STFU something quick and something fierce. The parody of her song “Tik Tok” is more popular (The one by The Midnight Beast) and I’m pretty sure it’s gotten more hits on youtube by now. Plus I’ve seen footage of this tramp live and all I have to say is I’d rather see Brit lip syncs vs. her “no singing and when she does sings it sounds like crap” ass! So here’s a big “Bitch, please!” to you Ke$ha since you need it.

  29. Susette says:

    Ooooh, Strange! Awesome find. I thought she was full of crap about her background, but I guess I’ve got to take it back. Surely having to be in that close a proximity to Paris Hilton can be called a hardship.

  30. Andres says:

    Britney is not a performer. If anyone went to the circus tour, they would see how horrible she was.

    She can’t sing live, she can’t dance, and she’s not sexy anymore.

    Britney wears the same dull bra and panties and swears she looks empowering.

  31. Ana says:

    My husband and I think she always looks dirty!

    Britney’s not being fair to her fans? Ha.
    “If you’re shocked that Britney was lip-syncing at her concert and want your money back, life may continue to be hard for you.”

    Now I offically don’t like her for getting me to quote John Mayer.

  32. Aussie Mama says:

    Dawn…good girl, your on the ball x

  33. bellaluna says:

    Hey, conceited little twit, two things:

    1) You’re the one who thinks Britney’s fans are stupid if you think they don’t know she’s going to be lip-synching at one of her shows (notice I said “shows” not “concerts”);
    2) “Honest” people (as you claim to be) get a job (sometimes more than one) in order to pay their bills and keep a roof over their heads.

    P.S. Who the hell is this chick? She looks like something out of a Tim Burton movie (no offence, Mr. Burton, I love your work).

  34. nj says:

    I’ve got this girl’s number.

    She is a manufactured poor white trash icon created for the recession brats.
    Think about it- all the little girls who were spoiled rotten in the last decade when the economy was good are now teenagers. Their parents are trying to make ends meet and can no longer buy their little princesses all the things they are accustomed to, now when they are teens and it matters the most. They are furious! This sucks!
    They used to be pampered and go see Hannah Montana-they can’t relate to her now, Miley is a millionaire. Along comes Kesha, with her “hard-knock” background, no fancy clothes and accessories, thrown together fashion, singing about being broke but still popular and cool and partying. She is a crafted gimmick.

    That’s why she didn’t take credit on the Flo Rida song- she tried to say on Wendy Williams that she didn’t get paid. When is the last damn time a starving girl sang on a major record label and didn’t get paid? When is the last time a record company put a 23 year old out who wasn’t groomed within an inch of her life and dressed to the nines?
    The snapping at Britney is part of it; Britney is the pretty pretty princess, Kesha is “real”. (Don’t ask me where “real” and Autotune coincide). Kesha is designed to turn these girls away from the perfect princess mode, hopefully in time for the economic upturn. Do not be fooled,This girl did not just stumble around and then somehow make a record. Her wanna-be singer mother groomed her for this. They are banking on her to be a big star to all those teenage rebels out there who will soon be bitching about how tough they all have it.
    As for Kesha, I read that she’s from an upper class Nashville suburb and was an honor student headed for Columbia University.

    Don’t try to pull that hard-luck routine with someone who has walked through that fire.

  35. Sarcasma says:

    @ Final Fantasy – Yes, make that a Huge side order of “BITCH, Please!”…

    @ Cakes – Hands off Christina, I’ve heard sing live, she actually does it very well IMHO :)

  36. Bitchin says:

    I personally love Ke$ha and her entire album. I hope she goes far and I find her to be real…I’ll trust her until she proves me otherwise. Ignore the haters girl, your fans, including me, love you. <3

  37. Adía says:

    Of course she’s lying about being poor. NO ONE rides the subway in LA. If she said the bus I might have believed her

  38. bangbang says:

    Please stop talking about her now before it’s too late.. I’m pretty sure gossip blogs created the Megan Fox + Lady Gaga monsters and do you really give a crap about this chick anyway?

    STOP now I implore you! D:

  39. M says:

    White trash…

  40. Blackwood says:

    I have no idea what she sings, and I don’t care, but something caught my eye: does she actually put on her eyeliner like that so that her eyes look intentionally wonky and/or lopsided or are her eyes like that by nature?
    Is the person who does her make up on crack? or just plain hates her?

  41. Jessica says:

    I miss the Simple Life… it was great..

  42. megan says:

    Who does this girl kesha think she is? Britney has sold tour after tour makin publicity worth reading than kesha will ever do.And has also made the accomplishment of being called ‘the next princess pop’……

  43. Amy says:

    Our very own Amy Winehouse!

  44. Wresa says:

    Please don’t write stories about this girl. It’s the only way to make her go away.

  45. Cat says:

    Wow #34!! That was genius. I thought it was odd she’s from Brentwood, TN (a VERY rich neighborhood) but is so broke and white-trash.
    I love your analysis!

  46. Teaya says:

    STFU Britney Spears can’t sing she’s lip sings Ke$ha sing better than Britney Spears

  47. gg says:

    hahahah! She’s from Brentwood? :lol:

    Yes, it’s an affluent area and she pretends she is a hood rat. Nobody speaks ghetto in Brentwood.

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