Ke$ha just wants to be the ultimate party girl.
The Los Angeles-born, Nashville-raised singer claims to use Jack Daniel's as toothpaste, brags about drunk texting and revels in being as sexually aggressive as a guy. Her debut album, "Animal," a chart-topping ode to clubbing, drinking and hooking up, has sold 2 million copies worldwide, and her ridiculously catchy singles "Tik Tok" and "Your Love Is My Drug" will worm their way into your brain forever if you come within earshot.
As Ke$ha brings her electropop-dance party -- dubbed the Get $leazy Tour -- to Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Saturday, here are a few more things you should know about pop's party princess:
The $ is ironicKe$ha's big break happened in 2009, when she performed the hook on Flo Rida's No. 1 hit single "Right Round," but she wasn't credited on the U.S. version and didn't receive a dime for a song that went on to set a single-week digital sales record. The idea for the dollar sign came about while Ke$ha was commiserating with friends about her dire financial situation. She told Entertainment Weekly: "So it's really just me taking the ---- out of the fact I was broke while being on a No. 1 record. It's actually just being ironic about the whole money thing, because I actually stand for the opposite of putting a lot of emphasis on money."
She respects her rock eldersKe$ha is already on record for kicking dudes to the curb "unless they look like Mick Jagger." But she also claims Bob Dylan's "Nashville Skyline" is her all-time-favorite album, telling Rolling Stone, "I can put that on no matter where I am in the world and instantly feel OK. His music tells me to do what I do, to be myself and not pay attention to the other ----." She also recently performed onstage with Alice Cooper in Oslo and has even recorded a duet for his new album, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare."
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She believes in the power of glitterHangover cure? Yep. Aphrodisiac? Definitely. When asked by Vanity Fair how much she spends on glitter, she said: "It's probably a few thousand every month. It you come and see a show of mine, there is no shortage of glitter. By the end, everyone from the back of the auditorium to the very front is covered and potentially choking on glitter." Jones Beach better have an extra sweeper on call.
WHO Ke$ha with LMFAO and Spank Rock
WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
INFO $25-$49.50, 800-745-3000, livenation.com