We’ve all been waiting for Ke$ha to publicly address Petition-gate, and with the “TiK ToK” legend now in full promo mode for the upcoming second season of My Crazy Beautiful Life, there was no way that she could possibly avoid it any longer.
Rolling Stone was the brave one to finally bring up the Dr. Luke drama, and while Ke$ha didn’t exactly let loose and spill all the hot tea that we’ve been wanting her to do, she said enough to imply that all is not well behind the scenes.
There’s an online petition trying to emancipate you from your longtime producer, Dr. Luke. Have you seen it?
I have, yeah.
They have over 3300 signatures now. Their argument is that Dr. Luke, and I’m quoting them here, is “controlling Ke$ha like a puppet.” Is this a petition you support?
I feel like my fans are really protective of me. They just want to see me grow as an artist, which I agree with. Hopefully in the future, I’ll be in a position where I can put out a ballad or a more vulnerable song.
You don’t have any creative control now?
Not really. What’s been put out as singles have just perpetuated a particular image that may or may not be entirely accurate. I’d like to show the world other sides of my personality. I don’t want to just continue putting out the same song and becoming a parody myself. I have so much more to offer than that and I can’t wait till the world really gets to hear that on the radio.
This would’ve been the perfect opportunity to shoot down the rumours, so clearly something is going on judging by her carefully rehearsed and ready-to-go answers. I don’t think the situation is as dire as the creators of the petition have made it out to be, but it’s obvious that Ke$ha isn’t agreeing on her single choices, and that other songs she’s recorded (like “Machine Gun Love”) have been axed from her albums against her wishes.
Poor Ke$ha. It ain’t easy being a rock star disguised as a pop star.