Ke$ha Releases Statement Over 'Die Young Lyrics' Following US School Shooting
21 December 2012, 10:07 | Updated: 21 December 2012, 10:15
The 'Warrior' star says she was feeling a lot of "sadness" at the time of tweeting that she had been "forced" to sing the track.
Ke$ha has issued a statement on her official website clarifying comments that she was "forced" to sing certain lyrics on her latest single 'Die Young'.
The US star's track was pulled from several radio stations after the recent Connecticut school shooting and she took to her Twitter to reveal her initial concerns with the track earlier this week.
The comments were quickly deleted, and she has posted a new statement on the origins of the song saying she was feeling a great deal of "sadness" at the time of her initial tweet.
"After such a tragic event I was feeling a lot of emotion and sadness when I said I was forced to sing some of the lyrics to 'Die Young'," she confessed. "Forced is not the right word. I did have some concerns about the phrase "die young" in the chorus when we were writing the lyrics especially because so many of my fans are young and that's one reason why I wrote so many versions of this song.
She continued: "But the point of the song is the importance of living every day to the fullest and staying young at heart, and these are things I truly believe."
The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut left 20 children dead and has been called one of the worst shootings in US history forcing US President Obama to look at taking action of gun laws in America.
Stars from across the music world, including Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and Rihanna all took to Twitter shortly after the news to offer their sympathies to the families of the victims.