Ke$ha, who is known as many people’s guilty pop pleasure, also manages to be a guilty pleasure in the hip-hop world as well. This is quite understandable being that even before her single “Sleazy” had a remix with Wiz Khalifa, Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, and T.I., it was already getting played on Urban Radio.
Because of this feat, the singer-songwriter covers the October/November 2012 issue of VIBE magazine and makes history doing so! The “Die Young” singer serves as the first LIVING solo white female to cover the magazine.
The late Amy Winehouse was honored on the August/September 2011 cover, and Gwen Stefani cosied up with Pharrell Williams on the cover in 2005. Take a look at a few excerpts from her “Hip Hop’s Guilty Pleasure Ke$ha” cover story by Julianne Escobedo Sheperd below:
On her music lyrics and songs:
“The first record was a celebration of partying and being young, but this record’s a better look at my personality. Whatever, I drink like a champion. But I can also do other stuff. I have a sense of humor about my lyrics. I’m not a train wreck, I’m just having fun.”
On rappers thinking that she’s a rapper:
“The first time someone called me a rapper, I started laughing. I was shocked, and thought it was hilarious. But then, Andre 3000 was telling me how he thinks I’m a good rapper. And Wiz, who’s a good friend of mine, thinks I’m a good rapper? Snoop? It’s crazy and funny to me.”
On her shopping habits:
“I’m not frivolous, I never go shopping. And I love cheap costume jewelry. An underlying theme [of my first album, Animal] was how you can be broke and still have fun. Money doesn’t determine whether I’m happy. But it’s really fun to get light-up shoes.”