Ke$ha Becomes The First White Woman To Cover Vibe Solo
We never thought we’d utter these words, but Ke$ha has made history.
The pop singer graces the cover of Vibe‘s new October/November issue, making her the magazine’s first white, solo female cover model (Gwen Stefani graced the cover with Pharrell Williams in 2005 and Amy Winehouse was given the honor after her death in 2011). While bigger white female artists are currently promoting new albums (i.e. Pink and Christina Aguilera), Ke$ha nabbed the cover spot in honor of her new single “Die Young,” which is currently heating up the charts, off her upcoming album Warrior. Deemed “Hip-Hop’s Guilty Pleasure,” Ke$ha opens up about her music and her haters in the feature titled “Good Girl Gone Mild.”
“I’ve really just been doing a lot of thinking about life,” Ke$ha says. “The first record, people tore me a new asshole, and were fucking steady on my balls, and tried to make me feel like I was such a piece of shit. I did some soul-searching, and realized nothing I’m doing is negative, it’s actually super positive. You can change peoples’ mood in a three-and-a-
While she may claim to have her haters, true to the coverline Ke$ha has somewhat been embraced by the hip-hop music industry. “The first time someone called me a rapper, I started laughing,” she said. “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.”
Say what you will about Ke$ha, but in a world of fake pop tartlets, there does seem to be something genuine about the platinum blonde (not her hair color, true, but something). “If I tried to pretend to be something I wasn’t, people would have smelled bullshit a long time ago,” she says. “I would’ve gotten eaten alive if I tried to be a heel-wearing little princess. It’s just not who I am. I’ve had people try to make me act right, but it’s just not gonna happen. I just can’t not say inappropriate things.”