Ke$ha's second studio album, Warrior, dropped back in December, and with it the sing-talking pop star solidified her place as a bona fide hit maker. The lead single, upbeat party anthem "Die Young" - co-written by Fun.'s Nate Ruess - went double platinum and topped the pop songs chart.
But the album is more than autotuned-whiskey-toothpaste-fist-pumping-glitter-club-bangers. Sure, there's a lot of that (in the best way), but on Warrior, Ke$ha stepped outside the pop box for collaborations with some of her heroes: The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop on "Dirty Love", Patrick Carney of The Black Keys on "Wonderland" and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes on "Only Wanna Dance With You." Ke$ha told The Hollywood Reporter, "I wanted to give the finger to anybody who thought I was a one-trick pony."
Giving the finger to the haters has become Ke$ha's mantra, as she explains in the premiere of her new documentary series, "My Crazy Beautiful Life," which debuted earlier this week on MTV. Ke$ha stopped by the iHeartRadio studios recently, where she posed with one of our own little animals and let us inside her Crazy Beautiful Life. Check out Ke$ha's questionnaire in her own handwritten words.
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