Ke$ha Gets Patriotic On The Cover Of ‘V Magazine’

Published On May 2, 2012 | Celebrities, Fashion, Publications

Ke$ha is a crazy, wild and free spirit but on the cover of ‘V Magazine’s’ Americana Issue, she gets patriotic with the American flag painted across her face. Pop’s rainbow queen goes topless on the cover of the 77th issue with her hair spread across the page while her nails are painted red to match the stripes on her face.

She also shows her love of the U.S.A to fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh in her cover shoot as she goes wild wearing a US flag mini-dress with cowboy boots while her hair blows in her face.

Ke$ha touched on the topics of her upbringing, comparing herself to other pop stars, her relationship with her fans, her new album and more!

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 comparing herself to pop stars: “I do feel like there are the pop stars of the world and then I’m like their dirty little sister, running around with shit on my face in combat boots because I can’t walk in heels.”

On her relationship with her fans: “I try to include my fans in my message. 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 handling the Paparazzi: “When paparazzi showed up at my house, it was really mind-boggling. I’ve found ways to do exactly what I want, but in the privacy of my own sanctuaries. I have wild, wild nights [in the woods], but my friends and I are all really private. We get f–king crazy, but you’re not going to see me stumbling out of nightclubs.”

On 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 the sound of her new album: “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.”

Check Out Ke$ha’s Spread In V Magazine Below:

Photo Credit: Inez & Vinoodh / V Magazine.

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