No, you didn’t just see a ghost. That’s actually Ke$ha on the cover of Vibe. Just seeing the pop singer’s goldilocks on the predominately R&B/hip-hop entertainment magazine is enough to distract you from her right hand oh, so subtly clutching the oxygen out of her left breast.
This makes Ke$ha the first white living female—following Amy Winehouse’s death, Vibe honored the late soul singer with a special Aug/Sept 2011 cover—to cover an issue by herself. (Gwen Stefani appeared with Pharrell Williams, hot off their music collabs circa “Yummy,” in 2005).
Clearly aware of this history making cover for the magazine’s publishing arc, Ke$ha is glistened as “Hip-Hop’s Guilty Pleasure.”
In the issue, the “Die Young” singer talks the behind the studio session details of her forthcoming album Warrior and the evolution of her look and sound.
But it’s a quote on being served cups of Haterade post-“Tik Tok,” where the 25-year-old decides to stand her ground.
"The first record, people tore me a new asshole, and were fucking steady on my balls, and tried to make me feel like I was such a piece of shit. I did some soul-searching, and realized nothing I'm doing is negative, it's actually super positive. You can change people's mood in a three-and-a-half minute song. So why not spread positive energy and be funny? Let [haters] be miserable. Anyone who wants to have a good time, let's fucking do this."
Whether Ke$ha’s music makes you want to throw up glitter or your dinner, it knows what it wants to do—make you party, make you dance—doesn’t pretend otherwise and it’s hard to hate on that.