I have always adored Kesha, despite what everyone says about the girl. Her interviews are always entertaining and she doesn’t give a crap what anyone thinks of her. Bitch is fierce. In the March issue of Glamour magazine, Kesha strips off the layers of makeup, looking amazingly gorgeous. Oh and her interview is as entertaining as usual. Girlfriend talks penis costumes, body paint parties and rock n’ roll.
Check out the highlights below.
ON HER NEW ALBUM BEING MORE ROCK N’ ROLL:
People say that rock ‘n’ roll is dead, and I am making it my mission to resurrect it. I have rock ‘n’ roll pumping through my veins.
ON WHETHER IT IS HARDER TO SUCCEED IN ROCK AS A WOMAN:
I know that I have balls. I have bigger balls than a lot of the men that I meet. I’m just a ballsy motherf–ker. I’m not afraid of pushing boundaries. That’s what you have to do to become an icon.
ON WOMEN TAKING OVER POP MUSIC RIGHT NOW:
I definitely think women are running it right now. We are not afraid to speak our minds. It’s exciting because that’s what I stand for, for people to be irreverent and to be themselves.
ON HOW BIG THE GAP IS BETWEEN KESHA IN REAL LIFE AND KESHA ONSTAGE, DRINKING MEN’S BLOOD AND DANCING WITH A GIANT BOUNCING PENIS:
I’m just very amused by five-year-old humor. Don’t get me wrong: I do destroy men on a weekly basis. It’s like a hobby. I’m like a praying mantis. They f–k me, and then I eat them. But who isn’t amused by a giant, dancing penis? Sometimes when I’m sad, I make my assistant put on the penis outfit and bounce around my house.
ON WHAT TURNS HER OFF:
I was dating a guy once who spoke rudely to a taxi driver. I got out of the cab and walked home. Treat people with respect. I’ve waited tables, and that’s why I just exceedingly overtip. It’s exhausting work.
ON WHY SHE IS THE ONE TO BREAK IT OFF WITH A GUY:
I’m in the middle of writing a new record. I’m taking so many different instrument lessons. I’m also designing animal-friendly jewelry and a fake-fur line. So if a man is not, like, the second coming, then what’s the point? I have other s–t to do.
ON HER FANS CRAZY DEDICATION TO HER:
The people who come to my shows have dollar signs drawn all over them. They have blue lipstick. I call them my animals because they just go totally mental.
ON WHETHER SHE WILL KEEP ROCKING BODY PAINT:
Oh, the body paint stays. It’s my favorite thing to do. Sometimes I have parties at my house in Nashville and it’s clothing-optional, and we just body-paint each other and run around, and I have a giant bed. I’m very much in touch with that side of myself…It’s not a weird sex orgy thing. You can wear a bathing suit!
ON WHAT SHE SAYS TO ALL THE MOMS WHO HAVE KIDS RUNNING AROUND THE HOUSE SINGING, “BRUSH MY TEETH WITH A BOTTLE OF JACK”:
Parents should not let them listen to my music if it’s offensive. I wrote these songs for me.
ON WHO HER STYLE ICONS ARE:
I would love to embody the attitude of Iggy Pop or Keith Richards: a ballsy mentality. Stylistically, I love Vivienne Westwood—those capes! I’m obsessed.
ON HOW SHE FEELS GOING OUTSIDE WITHOUT MAKEUP AND KNOWING SHE MIGHT GET PHOTOGRAPHED:
My makeup is usually left over from the night before. I’m not really worried about the photographs because if I tell my fans not to give a f–k about the haters, then I have to practice what I preach. I embrace the imperfections and celebrate them.
ON HER FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS, INCLUDING BODY PAINT:
I’m coming out with my own line. And I found Bumble and Bumble dry shampoo that is like God’s gift. You don’t have to shower. You just put it in and instantly look like the eighties.
ON WHAT’S NEXT:
Eventually, I would love to be on my deathbed and looked at as an icon. Right now I’m still at the baby stages of my career. But that is the goal.
I hope she accomplishes that goal. Get it, girl!
Check out the full interview here.