The 25-year-old singer/songwriter rocked an American flag styled dress from Dsquared with Western Spirit accessories and face paint for the Inez & Vinoodh shot spread in what’s been dubbed as the publication’s ‘Americana Issue’.
Highlights from Ke$ha’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to V magazine!
On her place in the world of music:
?I do feel like there are the pop stars of the world and then I?m like their dirty little sister, running around with s**t on my face in combat boots because I can?t walk in heels.?
On her upbringing:
?My very first memory is when we lived in Van Nuys, running around barefoot. Shortly thereafter we moved to Tennessee, which was a lot of hiking and rope-swinging. I always coveted a Trans-Am, which is now my ride of choice.?
On whether she feels she’s today?s working-class pop star:
?I do feel like there is an element of what I?m doing that is about where I come from, which is working-class. I was never the cool kid, I was never hot in high school. I was never popular. You don?t have to be perfect and you don?t have to be rich and you can still be successful.?
On writing her new album:
?The first record was all me living in L.A., trying to pay my rent, have a really good time, and look good on nothing. But ever since then I?ve seen how many people my music can reach, and I?ve realized that I have somewhat of a social responsibility to make sure everything I say is positive. The underlying theme of this next record is warrior, with the positive message being that everyone has a warrior inside.?
On her new album’s sound:
“Some people will be shocked. Some will also be excited to know that I don?t just do silly white-girl rap. I?m from the South, I have a lot of soul. But trust me?it?s not going to be some avant-garde jazz record. I innately write pop songs. That?s just what I do.?