Ke$ha dons the stars and stripes on the June cover of V magazine. The singer’s face is painted with the American flag, while her hair is styled in Marilyn Monroe-esque platinum curls. Ke$ha opened up to the magazine about her struggles to break into fame and how she feels about her freshman album, Animal.
“The first record was all me living in L.A., trying to pay my rent, have a really good time, and look good on nothing. But ever since then I’ve seen how many people my music can reach, and I’ve realized that I have somewhat of a social responsibility to make sure everything I say is positive,” she explained. “The underlying theme of this next record is warrior, with the positive message being that everyone has a warrior inside.”
When asked about the album’s sound, she added, “Some people will be shocked. Some will also be excited to know that I don’t just do silly white-girl rap. I’m from the South, I have a lot of soul. But trust me — it’s not going to be some avant-garde jazz record. I innately write pop songs. That’s just what I do.”
The “Tik Tok” singer’s clock clearly hasn’t run out of time yet. Check out more images of Ke$ha in V magazine below.