Ke$ha: Hell On Wheels (2010 Cover Story)

Ke$ha: Hell On Wheels (2010 Cover Story)Interview by Joe La Puma; Photography by Jeaneen Lund; Click Here For Additional Credits.

He's toeing that hipster line. I like to think of myself as being between a hipster and a hip-hopper—or what we refer to around these parts as a "hopster."
That's what you are? It's not the sexiest word. There's got to be a sexier word to describe the lifestyle.

You've also said that you're not opposed to a relationship with a woman.
An interesting person is the most attractive thing, not necessarily a man or a woman. I've had my fair share of…

 

I can kick it with dudes, but I roll with my girls—and when you travel with hot girls, you can really conquer the world.

 

.... Experiences with women? [Laughs.] I've had a few experiences in life, enough to know that I'm not only attracted to men. If I fell in love with a woman, then I'd see what happens. I just haven't yet.

It seems like Perez Hilton has a love/hate relationship with you. Does the stuff he says about your music have something to do with him jocking Lady Gaga so much?
That guy needs to live his life. I don't have time to go online to read what people say about me; I'm traveling the world and killing it.

He blew up that scandalous photo of you. I don't think you've ever addressed it…
I don't even know which one. There are so many pictures of me out there. Is it, like, some naked picture?

Yeah, it was a naked picture. With some...other stuff in it.
I'm not even lying when I tell you I don't look at his site. I go online to check email—aside from that, if I'm reading something, it's a book.

It's clichéd for girls to be like, "I'm just one of the guys," but it really seems like you are one of the guys.
I don't think so. I can kick it with dudes, like I can roll with Dirt Nasty and Andre Legacy, but I roll with my girls predominantly—and when you travel with seven hot girls, you can conquer the world.

Everyone knows you love glitter. What's the weirdest place you've put glitter?
You name it, there's been glitter there. Let's just leave it at that.

What's a tame night for you?
It's not like every night I'm out getting crazy fucked up. When I said the party doesn't start until I walk, that just means that I can have a fucking fantastic time no matter where I am or how much money I have. Sometimes we just watch Eastbound & Down and drink wine.

That's awesome. Are you a fan?
Are you kidding me? I'm the female incarnate of Kenny Powers. [Laughs.] Not quite, but I find it thoroughly amusing.

And he has a beard! Are you attracted to him?
Oh my god, he's so hot! He definitely gives me a lady-boner.

You got a 1500 on your SATs. Would you say that you have a strong brain game?
A brain game? What the hell does that mean?

Are you still as...sharp as you were?
I think I utilize my brain in different ways now.

Such as?
I'm trying to remember how to say "thank you very much" in Japanese, or lyrics, or people's names. Things that have to do with my current life, not my algebra class when I was 17.

Except picking up on our double entrendres, I guess.

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ADDITIONAL CREDITS: (STYLING) Kelly McCabe. (HAIR) Ramsell Martinez. (MAKEUP) Sarai Faszel. (PROP STYLIST) Eddie Walker. COVER, SECOND, SIXTH, SEVENTH, AND EIGHTH IMAGES: Bodysuit by Norma Kamali / shirt by MadeMe / socks by Falke / rings, from top to bottom: Gara Danielle and Shayan Afshar / bangles by Shayan Afshar, Soho Hearts and Flutter by Jill Golden / earrings by Balenciaga / glasses by KsubiFIRST IMAGE: Sunglasses by Ray-Ban / vintage rock shirt by American Rag / bangles by Shayan Afshar, Soho Hearts, and Flutter by Hill Golden / rings, from top to bottom: Gara Danielle and Shayan Afshar / earrings by Balenciaga / sneakers by Converse. THIRD AND NINTH IMAGES: Swimsuit by Alessandro Dell'Aqua / tank top by Obey / necklace by Verve Jewelry / bangles by Shayan Afshar, Soho Hearts, and Flutter by Jill Golden / rings, from top to bottom: Gara Danielle and Shayan Afshar / earrings by Balenciaga / sneakers by Converse. FIFTH IMAGE: Sunglasses by Ray-Ban / rings, from top to bottom: Gara Danielle and Shayan Afshar / necklace by Verve. 

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