Ke$ha turned 25 today! Time to look back, thinks Complex Magazine

Ke$ha's 20 Most Controversial Comments

Today, Ke$ha celebrates her 25th birthday, but don't expect her to go through a quarter-life crisis. Judging by her quotes, the queen of glitter and self-proclaimed "beard fiend" is really comfortable with herself, even if that person happens to be a little manic and unpredicatble. The pop singer has been dropping salicious soundbites since she blew up with "Tik Tok" two years ago, and there's just something awesome about a woman who speaks her mind.

For an idea of just how far she takes it, here are Ke$ha's 20 Most Controversial Comments.

When: March 2010
Comment: “[Justin Bieber's] such a tiny little baby! I would’ve loved to push him around onstage in a carriage.”

The singer caught a minor case of Bieber fever when Maxim asked her what it was like to present with the teen sensation at the Grammys.

When: January 2011
Comment: “Hangin’ with a carny. It tells me those turkey legs at the renaissance festival are made out of emu. Is that legal?"

The girl who gives bizarro interviews doesn't hold back her on Twitter either.

When: December/January 2011
Comment: "I like the rugged, mountain-man beard, personally. I won't discriminate, but my favorite kind of beard is one that could potentially be a homeless beard. Like, you actually have to discover if they're un-groomed for a reason. I like a really unkempt beard."

Ke$ha has a thing for beards, so this was her response when Complex asked her exactly what type of the bushy facial hair she's into.

When: April 2010
Comment: "I’m just honest about the things I believe in. For instance, I went yesterday to a past-life regressionist, and he told me that in my past life I was assassinated. I’m pretty sure that I was JFK in my past life."

Ke$ha denied the notion that she fakes her eccentricity in this interview with Interview.

When: May 2010
Comment: “I was happy with the way it turned out… Fuck cynicism. Fuck the cynics. They can say whatever they want, because I’ll be the one in the corner with my laser gloves having a dance party.”

After her appearance on Saturday Night Live, Ke$ha took to Rolling Stone to justify the heavily criticized performance.

When: January 2010
Comment: “I’m sure you gathered this by now: I just do what I want. Have I made out with chicks? Hell yeah. Did I think it was awesome? Hell yeah. I wouldn’t call myself bi. Like, if I didn’t eat meat for a week, it doesn’t make me a vegetarian. So I like people, and that’s just it. I like people.”

Ke$ha set the record straight on her sexuality for Entertainment Weekly.

When: December/January 2011
Comment: "Um, quarters... Yeah, like a bag full of quarters."

When we asked her about weird turn-ons, this is the response we got.

When: May 2010
Comment: “I like to go to the jungle at least once a year, get away from human beings and not use my people voice, just my animal voice… I know it sounds crazy, but I like connecting with the Earth on a real level.”

She told Rolling Stone that the wild was her favorite vacation spot.

When: March 2012
Comment: "I know that I have balls. I have bigger balls than a lot of the men that I meet. I'm just a ballsy motherfucker. I'm not afraid of pushing boundaries. That's what you have to do to become an icon."

When Glamour asked if it was harder to succeed in rock as a woman, Ke$ha made it clear that she doesn't plan to fade into obscurity.

When: February 2011
Comment: “Somebody sent me their tooth, which I now wear as an earring. It’s a molar, I think. I love it when people send me body parts.”

Yeah, that's Ke$ha talking about gifts from fans.

When: January 2010
Comment: "If I smear glitter on my face, you don’t have a choice -- you will be more attracted to me."

This is what she told Entertainment Weekly about her signature makeup.

When: February 10, 2011
Comment: “Jack Daniels is an anti—bacterial and it’s way better than morning breath. Let me put it this way, if you wake up naked in a bathtub and you have the choice between rinsing out with Jack Daniels or trying to make out with some dude with morning breath, I would recommend picking up the Jack.”

When Vanity Fair asked about the infamous Jack Daniels line in "Tik Tok," Ke$ha opened up about her experience using whiskey as a breath freshener.

When: November 25, 2009
Comment: "If you come to a live show, it's a sensory assault. You will leave covered in sweat, beer, glitter, and, just maybe, you'll get a special edition Ke$ha condom. If it breaks, you have to name your daughter or son after me."

This Billboard quote is over two years old, but it still rings true.

When: November 2009
Comment: “People are shocked by it, but if I were Guns ‘N’ Roses or Van Halen, no—one would be surprised. Or a rapper – look at all those songs on the radio that are, like, ‘Girl go up and down the pole’. I mean, dance for me dudes! I understand I’m supposed to be feminine and dainty, but I’m not. People are more impressed with things that I do because they almost treat you as if you’re handicapped if you’re a woman… people can be impressed that I can play a few chords on the guitar.”

The singer defended her gender role-reversing song "Boots and Boys" in this interview with The Observer.

When: July 2010
Comment: "I wouldn't say I'm aggressive, but I'm a pervert."

In an interview with Paper, Ke$ha said she cat-calls men while she drives around blasting Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

When: October 2010
Comment: “I think it's cool to wear roadkill. If I died and somebody wanted to wear my teeth around their neck to VMAs, I'd feel honored.”

PETA didn't even get upset when Ke$ha told Newsweek about her appreciation for clothing made from dead animals.

When: April 2010
Comment: "None of it’s fabricated. Like, I have a belief that if I wear my placenta in a necklace, there’s a possibility of me gaining second sight—like being psychic. I would be wearing it whether or not I was in the public eye."

In Interview, Ke$ha talked up the real-life beliefs that make her genuinely weird.

When: March 2010
Comment: “I don’t think that’s fair at all for people who are going to see the show. I think if you are going to be a singer, you should sing. If you are going to be a dancer, you should dance. If you are going to do a combination of the two, you should make it very clear when you are singing and very clear when you are dancing. I would never do that to my fans.”

Before working with Britney on a remix to the song she wrote for her, "'Till The World Ends," Ke$ha gave Scotland's Daily Record her thoughts on Brit's live performance.

When: January 2010
Comment: “Oh, gross! I’m from the opposite of that. Do you think that those girls dig through the garbage for their clothes? That’s what I’m saying. And, you know, would they live in a house with 10 people that they’ve never met, you know? And would they be okay if they never came home for four days and just went to Vegas on a whim? Like, would they never wear high heels when they go out so they can run from the cops? Very different.”

Despite being a party girl, Ke$ha told Entertainment Weekly that she doesn't hang out with girls like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.

When: March 2012
Comment: "I’m just very amused by five-year-old humor. Don’t get me wrong: I do destroy men on a weekly basis. It’s like a hobby. I’m like a praying mantis. They fuck me, and then I eat them. But who isn’t amused by a giant, dancing penis? Sometimes when I’m sad, I make my assistant put on the penis outfit and bounce around my house."

When Glamour asked Ke$ha if there's a difference between her public and private personas, she confirmed that there isn't.

Awesome sauce


She hit 3 million Twitter followers today as well. Now that's timing.