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We all know what Snoop prefers to smoke. So when the rapper and pop-party girl Ke$ha puffed on what appeared to a joint onstage at the MTV Movie Awards earlier this month, many viewers considered the stunt another one of his public displays of pot-smoking.
But in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ke$ha explains, giggling: “It was glitter. … We were just smoking my glitter.”
The free-spirited 26-year-old “Die Young” singer, known for dousing fans with glitter at her concerts, among other exploits, is known for her endless parade of outrageous Burning Man-esque costumes (she once made a bra out of fans’ teeth) and fun-loving “Whiskey for all!” philosophy as well as for dance-pop hits such as “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R.” Despite her TMI lifestyle, not much is known about the girl behind the public attention magnet.
On Tuesday, MTV premieres Ke$ha’s docu-series, My Crazy Beautiful Life, and in the first episode, viewers will discover that there’s apparently no difference between Ke$ha the Pop Provocateur and Ke$ha in Real Life. She says, “there was definitely no script. There was nothing contrived. It’s all real. It’s all raw. And it’s all really honest because that’s kind of what I stand for anyways.”
Among the offstage antics caught on camera by her documentary filmmaker brother Lagan Sebert: Ke$ha jumping out of an airplane, making out in clubs, crying over comments from a nasty blogger and … drinking her own urine?
“I heard it was good for you. That was, like, the rumor,” she says. “But I don’t know. I’m also just one that doesn’t shy away from things. I’m not good at saying ‘no’ so I just figure, f–k it, I’ll try anything once. So I tried it. I wouldn’t recommend it. It was pretty gross. And I don’t think it really did anything very beneficial to me so, yeah, I wouldn’t probably do it again.”
“I’m curious like a cat. I’m just curious about things. It’s the same reason I jumped out of an airplane is that, I figure, just try stuff once. Why not?”
Ke$ha, who’s shown pining for an ex-boyfriend who was her first love as well as hunting for “ginger beards” during a tour stop in Scotland, says she wasn’t uncomfortable with Sebert documenting her most intimate moments.
“We have a fun little game, him and I, where when I was about to make out with some dude I would just yell, ‘Lagan! Earmuff!’ And then he would just keep filming,” she recalls, with a laugh, adding: “Although I think my persona is that I’m a slut, I’m actually not a slut. I just like to kiss people. That’s usually as far as it goes.”
This Friday, Ke$ha kicks off a global tour in support of her latest album, Warrior, the follow-up to her 2010 smash debut, Animal.
“It’s imperfect and celebratory of wild and fun and s–t,” she teases. “This show’s just gonna be like a sensory assault. Like my message on steroids. It’s gonna be lots of glitter. Like I want to cover every single person there in at least some glitter.”
Earlier this month, The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne revealed in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session that his band and Ke$ha are working on a full-length record together to be dubbed Lip$ha. They previously collaborated on the 2012 The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends effort.
When asked about Lip$ha‘s status, Ke$ha responds: “Honestly, I have no idea. We just are two weirdos that get together and make noise. And it’s just kind of whatever the mood strikes because it’s a very different thing than making a pop record. When I make a pop record, I have deadlines I need to adhere to, a lot of people’s opinions. But when him and I get together and work on music we just kind of go crazy and we just get super-weird so I don’t really know when and where it’s ever going to see the light of day. But for me it’s just an experimental musical adventure every time we get together.”
Twitter: @ErinLCarlson; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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