Don't tell Ke$ha she can't sing. She's convinced her vocal prowess is one of few things she can maintain confidently -- her words, not mine.
Covering the latest issue of Billboard, Ke$ha proudly details her return to music, how she had to tell her label to f**k off after "Animal," and a desire to record a rock record.
"I got really sick of people saying that I couldn't sing, because I can do very few things confidently in my life, and one of them is that I can sing," she tells Billboard. "I remember thinking [with "Animal"], 'Oh, it's just processed. People will learn that I can sing later.' But after reading some reviews that were like, 'She can't sing,' I finally was like, 'F*ck that.'"
According to Ke$ha, the anticipated "Warrior" album is light on auto-tune and heavy on vocal talent with collaborators including Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Cirkut.
"I had the label breathing down my neck to come back and make a new record, and I kind of had to tell everybody to fuck off for a month," Ke$ha says of her break between albums. "I needed to get my head back on straight and sleep in the dirt for a little while. And then I came back and have literally been working on my record ever since."
"Warrior" is due December 4.