She must have known she’d be apologizing for this song eventually. Ke$ha has issued an apology, after radio stations began pulling her song “Die Young” in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, which killed 20 children. The pop star tweeted, “So so sorry for anyone who has been effected [sic] by this tragedy and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. Words cannot express.” She also tweeted that was “forced” to sing the lyrics, which include phrases like “We’re gonna die young.” The song reportedly lost 19 million listeners on Monday alone.
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