Ke$ha removes tweet after Sandy Hook school shooting
Singer Ke$ha Wednesday removed a tweet she had posted in response to radio stations dropping her single "Die Young" after Friday's school-shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.
"I understand," she had written Tuesday. "I had my very own issue with 'die young' for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO."
The song -- which co-writer Ke$ha, 25, has said is meant to embrace living for today -- includes the chorus, "Let's make the most of the night / like we're gonna die young / We're gonna die young / We're gonna die young."
The dance-pop star did not specify who may have pressured her to sing those lyrics.
Last month Ke$ha spoke proudly of writing it, said TMZ.com, which reported that she said in an interview with radio station WPLJ / 95.5: "I definitely make sure that every word rings true to me because I would never want to misrepresent myself to millions of people around the world . . . I wrote and wrote and rewrote that song 10 times."
Ke$ha did not remove a second tweet in which she stated, "I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy. And I understand why my song is now inappropriate. Words cannot express."
Co-producer Blanco tweeted Friday after the shooting: "I love [that] smoking a joint is illegal but a smoking gun is not . . . Thoughts for all the families during this tragedy."