Ke$ha Denies Rihanna Feature On New Album And Confirms The Strokes Collaboration

26 September 2012, 12:12 | Updated: 26 September 2012, 12:31

The US star is preparing to make her comeback with her second studio record 'Warrior' at the end of the year.

Ke$ha has denied that her forthcoming new album 'Warrior' will feature Rihanna.

The 'We R Who We R' singer has already confirmed that a collaboration with Iggy Pop will be on the record, but rumours linking her with the Bajan star were dismissed by her producer Dr. Luke.

"I'm going to tell you right now: There's no Rihanna," he confessed to MTV News. "I don't know where that came from. I've seen it all over the place, but there's definitely not a Rihanna song on it."

Speaking about some of the features which will take place on the album, he confirmed several high-profile team-ups, including members of New York rockers The Strokes.

"Iggy Pop is on the record, Patrick [Carney] from the Black Keys is on it, another sick drummer we have is Fabrizio Moretti from the Strokes on it and Julian Casablancas plays on some stuff and Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips did a song," she revealed.

Her new single 'Die Young' leaked online this week and was also co-written with Fun frontman Nate Ruess.

Speaking about the track, Dr. Luke admitted he was anxious to see how the song will be received. 

"This song was kind of one of the songs we were working with as we were doing the whole record. It wasn't like, 'OK, let's set out to do this.' We first had a different chorus on it, and it was pretty good," he revealed. "Then we did another one with Nate, and we liked the vibe of it better.

He added: "I felt like what he brought to it, his world mixed in with production was an interesting sound, all the guitars and stuff."

Ke$ha's new album 'Warrior' will be released on 4th December, with new single 'Die Young' ready to download on 25th November.