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Ke$ha Talks About Beard Porn, Loving Cults And More

November 22, 2012 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with Spin, Ke$ha talked about her new album Warrior (which will be released on November 30), and her love of cults. Here are highlights:

On how she got The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas and Fabrizio Moretti to play on “Only Wanna Dance With You.”: “Yeah! I know! That’s a good question. They just were down, and I was down. A friend of mine plays with Julian and we kind of knew each other, and Julian really likes Dr. Luke so they were talking, and it kind of happened oddly organically and in a strange way. I’m a huge fan of their music, and they’re on one of my favorite songs on the record. They’re part of a long list of some of my favorite bands that have actually collaborated with me on this record. It’s really exciting for me to work with people that are unexpected. I hope people freak out. I kind of freaked out when he was like, ‘Sure.’ I was like, ‘Really?!'”

On the cult imagery in her “Die Young” music video: “I am fascinated by cults and always have been. Even in middle school, I loved reading about them. I’m fascinated by people that have like, so much power over other people. They’re tragic, some of them, but the stories are so fascinating.”

On why she loves beards: “I do love beards. Why? I don’t know, what’s wrong with me? I have a lot of bearded fans that are like I grew this for you! I am known to frequent beard and mustache conventions. They’re like porn for me. I appreciate every person that utilizes their ability to grow facial hair. Just wanted to put that out there.”

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