The Best Quotes from Ke$ha’s “Warrior” Album Commentary
On “C’Mon”: “‘C’Mon’ is a really…fun song. That song…the lyrics…I’m like, really excited about it, because I get to say, ‘I’m feeling like a saber-tooth ti-GER, sippin’ on a warm Bud-wei-SER.’ That’s probably my favorite lyric of that song.”
On “Thinking of You”: “It is a breakup song…and it’s kind of like a sweet song…except for, it’s…actually a total fuck-you song.”
On “Crazy Kids”: “So, ‘Crazy Kids’ is an anthem for people like me, which are all my Animals [fans], and so many people in the world that are kind of crazy and we’re not…scared to show it. We’re actually kind of proud of it—like, when we walk by people, we’re like, ‘Hide your kids! Hide your babies!’ Like, ‘These people are crazy!’ Like, ‘You never know!’ But we’re really, like, nice. But we’re just kind of crazy.”
On her birthday party that inspired “Crazy Kids”: “It was, like, free booze and free tattoos, which is always, like, a really good combination. So I got inspired by the night and I got the word ‘fun’ on my foot. Tattooed. Forever. ‘Cause I am fun.”
On “Dirty Love”: “I love this song, ’cause we’re just screaming about sex.”
On “Only Wanna Dance With You”: “I just told a really honest, true story about me falling in love, sitting outside a 7-11, drinking wine on the sidewalk.”
On “Supernatural”: “I’ve had a couple of experiences with the supernatural in my life, and I’m just really open to it. I’m a Pisces. I love that shit. I love ghosts. I, like, invite them into my life and they just kind of show up. […] It’s particularly about this one ghost. This house I lived in up in Laurel Canyon had this spirit there that was really magnetic…this really amazingly enchanting spirit there. And then all of a sudden it started getting darker and darker and darker and was…really…sexual? I don’t know. It’s hard to explain. But anyway, so that song is about that ghost. But it also parallels and can be about, like, just a really toxic relationship if you want to take it there. But for me, it’s about getting it on with an evil ghost.”
- Compiled by Jay Gabler. Listen to the complete commentary on Spotify.
That Time I Met Ke$ha at a Karaoke Bar
Introduction: How I Met Ke$ha
“I’ve known assholes like you,” Ke$ha said as she pulled up a stool, slapped me on the leg, and blew vodka breath in my face. “You’re one of those assholes with the black-rimmed glasses.”
It was true. I was.
Ke$ha was celebrating her 35th birthday, a let-down of an occasion that had actually occurred the day before. Her boyfriend of three months, Matt, forgot all about it. “He doesn’t really like meeeeee,” Ke$ha slurred. “He just likes my titssssss!” She squeezed together her fleshy buhbies and made a face that said “I’m purring!” but she never actually created any noise.
Ke$ha was on her 12th vodka. Her boyfriend Matt was on the other side of the karaoke bar drinking dark spirits and giving eyes to the curvy thing singing “Barracuda.”
“You know he’s 12 years older than meeeeeee,” Ke$ha said unprompted, a flirty smile present. I nodded my head. He looked about fifty. I was feeling good at math.
“Why didn’t he get you a gift?” I asked Ke$ha.
“Because he’s a faggot!!!!!” she said.
“Is he really?”
“No!” she said, disgusted. “He just doesn’t care about meeeee!!!”
“He has a big dick!!!!”
“What! I just can’t not tell you about it!!!!” I was secretly pleased.
The conversation continued on this subject for a while. She had drank herself passed the point of processing feeling, yet emotions were very visible in her face.
Topics Of Conversation Covered After Our Introduction
Ageism in America
How to get your hair that blonde
The pros and cons of tequila
“Gay” in America
“I’m the least racist person you will ever meet. Reallllllllllly!!!!!”
The role of blondes in society
Ke$ha’s Conversational Quirks
Bouts of the pouts
Using her tits as words
Assumptions That Can Be Made About Her Childhood
Her Daddy drank
Her Mommy spanked
Learned the pros and cons of horny boys early
Quickly decided to ignore all cons
What About Ke$ha’s Future?
Ke$ha will die childless and ironically in the back of a mini-van, via meth O.D. at age 42.
She will find Christ at age 37.
Ke$ha’s love is my drug.
–Jason Zabel wonders if he really met Ke$ha last Friday night