Ke$ha defends Britney Spears

Ke$ha has hit back at critics who slammed Britney Spears for not penning any songs on 'Femme Fatale'.

The 'Tik Tok' singer, who wrote 'Till The World Ends', dubbed the pop princess an 'icon' and said she doesn't need to write her own songs.

'I think people should be themselves and be their own artist, whatever that means for her,' Ke$ha told MTV. 

'She's an amazing singer, an amazing performer and she's an icon. I don't think that means she has to write.

Her comments come after she recently admitted, she'd love to go skinny-dipping with the pop princess.

Earlier, Britney revealed that she has teamed up with Rihanna on a remix of 'S&M'.