Radio Stations are Backing Off Kesha's "Die Young" Because of the Tragedy
In the wake of Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, radio stations are being careful with their playlists. One song that appears to be a casualty of the shooting is KESHA'S "Die Young". Sources say the song has been dropped, at least temporarily, by radio stations around the country. One "music expert" told TMZ that it's similar to the way the DIXIE CHICKS disappeared from country radio after they insulted PRESIDENT BUSH.
One station that dropped the song is WDAQ in Danbury Connecticut, which is only a few miles from Sandy Hook Elementary. Morning host (slash) PD Rich Minor says, "Even though it's a fun pop/dance record about seizing the moment, all people are going to hear right now is those two words in the title." He adds, "You're never hurt by what you don't play."
Another song that's getting bumped from playlists is Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks". Which is not surprising, since it's about kids having to outrun bullets.
Kesha Says She Was Forced to Record "Die Young"
Believe it or not, KESHA isn't defending her song "Die Young" in the wake of Friday's deadly shooting in Connecticut. In fact, she says she never wanted to record it in the first place.
She Tweeted, "I had my very own issue with 'die young', I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO. I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy."
FYI: Kesha is listed as one of the WRITERS of the song. And yes, she wrote "effected" when she should have written "affected".