30 Facts About Ke$ha We Learned From Her New Book 'My Crazy Beautiful Life'


By: Brian McManus

you listen closely to Ke$ha's songs (and is there any other way to listen to Ke$ha?
), you already know quite a bit about her. She wakes up in the morning feeling like
P. Diddy. She uses a bottle of Jack to brush her teeth (which sounds dangerous).
Etc. Etc. So on. So forth. ANYWAY, to learn more, we had an army of interns thumb
through her new book, Ke$ha My Crazy Beautiful Life, and told them to
find 100 fascinating facts about everyone's favorite glitter addicted C U Next Tuesday. They found 30. We listed them below. Because that's how these things work.
1. Ke$ha considers herself a writer first.

2. Scrapbooks from fans have always lifted Ke$ha up when she
was feeling down. They are what inspired her picture-book reflection.

3. During her reflection.

4. “I think that's why there is an underlying message in my music
that fan and happiness are never dependent on how much money you have.”

5. Ke$ha's older brother Lagan introduced her to Fugazi, Sonic
Youth, and OutKast.

6. Ke$ha gave her cousin Kalan a prison tattoo of a whale on her

7. “Putting the $ sign in my name was my way of saying I am

8. Ke$ha got her skull and crossbones and dollar sign tattoos in
Harlem with Benny Blanco who “wimped out like a little bit¢h” when it came time to
get his own that day.

9. Lollapalooza was the first time Ke$ha's band played live
together. “Fukkin Lollapalooza!”

10. Ke$ha looks to her idols Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop for
inspiration when it comes to live performance.


11. Ke$ha describes her tour as “a sensory assault, a graphic
punk-rock odyssey set to infectiously catchy pop music […] And I wanted everyone
everyone to walk away with glitter lodged in at least one orifice of their body.”

12. Family is an important aspect of Ke$ha's life.

13. Ke$ha's “ancestors come from” Hungary.

14. Ke$ha's mom dressed in a penis costume and danced onstage
for her show in the place her ancestors come from.

15. Alice Cooper once called the lyrics to Ke$ha's “What Baby
Wants” “too evil-sounding.”

16. Ke$ha was once so sleep-deprived in Europe, she
hallucinated onstage.

17. “I am speaking from experience when I say just give the
haters the finger and be true to yourself. You can't be a victim. You have to be a

18. “The American flag is such an important symbol for me
because it stands for freedom.”

19. “Here are a few of my favorite things that remind me of
America and start with the letter 'b': boys, baseball players, boots, butts, blood,
boobs, and, of course, beards.”

20. Speaking of beards, in Europe Ke$ha put her friend Savannah
on “beard look-out.”


21. Ke$ha-themed Lifestyle condoms

22. Ke$ha's tour boyfriend was nicknamed “Baby Spoon.”

23. Ke$ha once threw a piece of cauliflower at a back-up dancer
and missed.

24. Ke$ha loves dinosaurs.

25. Writing, like love, is Ke$ha's drug. p. 140

26. Iggy Pop once told Ke$ha she “had a nice pair of pipes.” p.142

27. Ke$ha's mom, a songwriter who has written for Dolly Parton
and Johnny Cash, is a co-writer on her album Warrior.

28. “We wrote another badass song, inspired by my car, called
simply 'Gold Trans Am.' It's a metaphor for my hoo-ha.”

29. Iggy Pop, Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips, and Patrick Carney
from Black Keys helped out on Warrior.

30. Ke$ha is a published author.

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