Interview: Last.fm Best Of 2010 Artist Ke$ha Rocks A Mohawk
I really had no idea when I was waiting for Last.fm Best of 2010 number one artist [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ke$ha[/lastfm] to start our interview that I would be greeted by the most massive AND impressive mohawk I had ever seen. Ever.
That just goes to show you can’t put anything past the first artist to rock a dollar sign in their name since [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ma$e[/lastfm].
Check out my sit-down with the whiskey drinking, glitter loving Animal as we go over everything from her gold tooth, what you can expect from her upcoming headlining tour, and her undying love of bearded men.
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Before we started I had to ask about the mohawk… What inspired this look?
Umm… I made out with an electric eel and this is just what happened.
Yeah. I had no idea what to say to that. What DO you say to that? I love how that’s the first thing that popped into her head. Well done, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ke$ha[/lastfm]. Well. Done.
Last time I sat down with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ke$ha [/lastfm], I learned about her secret crush on actor Zach Galifianakis.
Did she ever get her Zach G. date?
No. I cry into my pillow every night about it, too.
Maybe she picked up some men on her recent trip to Europe?
I found a few! But you know… I just put them in my pocket, keep ‘em for later.
If only dealing with boys was that simple. Anyway, the “Tik Tok” singer was visiting Europe because she was busy winning a MTV European Music Award for Best New Act which she claims is the first thing she’s won since getting “Most Likely to Be a Serial Killer” in high school. But what are her plans for her award and is she still riding the high off of her win?
Oh yeah! I think. I mean I’m in the process of making it into a neckpiece. I’m gonna try to attach it permanently to my body much like my gold tooth.
But yeah, I’m still excited about Best New Artist at the European [MTV] Music Awards. My fans are kick-@ss.
Again. She left me speechless. Or maybe it was the 100 degree fever I was running that day. Did I mention I was getting over being sick?
I sounded congested but maybe my cold medicine induced state-of-mind was the best match for Ke$ha’s unique intellect.
We continue to roll through talking about her feelings towards the resentment a lot of the media has for her and the success she’s had over Animal.
However, I could tell that she was more eager to let her fans know about her latest music on Cannibal. Including, the release of the deluxe edition Animal + Cannibal. NOT Canimal, which is a hybrid, like a Liger.
I’m really proud about “Cannibal.” I feel like the past years have been pretty intense and I feel like the record definitely matches that. I wrote every song on the record in the course of about three weeks… You can definitely hear the ups, the downs and the crazier sides to the past year of my life.
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I could ONLY imagine.
You too could be part of the madness as part of Ke$ha’s “Get $leazy” tour. She invades American cities on February 15, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Ehe’s then working her way down the coast, crossing the country and stopping in a town near you. Get your tickets now. I won’t miss my local show, after all, she did promise to jump on me if I show up. Check out all her dates below.
Ke$ha “Get $leazy” Tour Dates
February 15, 2011 Portland, OR
February 16, 2011 Seattle, WA
February 19, 2011 Denver , CO
February 20, 2011 Kansas City, MO
February 22, 2011 St. Louis, MO
February 24, 2011 Chicago, IL
February 26, 2011 Detroit , MI
April 5, 2011 Dayton, OH
April 6, 2011 Toronto, Ontario
April 12, 2011 Boston , MA
April 13, 2011 New York, NY
April 16, 2011 Clarion, PA
April 19, 2011 Charlotte, NC
April 20, 2011 Atlanta , GA
April 21, 2011 Orlando, FL
April 22, 2011 Orlando, FL
April 26, 2011 Dallas, TX
April 29, 2011 Houston, TX
May 3, 2011 Reno, NV
May 4, 2011 San Francisco, CA
May 6, 2011 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
There’s nothing quite like seeing Ke$ha in person. And you’re lucky enough to witness what I did cause the interview was caught on camera! Here it is, everything from the article plus some more exclusives I left out to keep you hungry… like an Animal.
Find out more about Ke$ha and her number one spot on Last. fm Best of 2011 list.
Thanks to our friend Seena for penning this piece.