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[[caption-width-right:350:[[OneOfTheBoys "Because a girl should be able to down copious amounts of liquor and puke in the bathtub the next morning just like a guy, dammit!!"]]]]
->''The party don't start till I walk in...''

'''Kesha''' Rose Sebert (pronounced as Kesh-uh, born March 1, 1987), is a singer/rapper known by the mononym of '''Kesha''' (2009-present) (formerly stylized as [=Ke$ha=]). Kesha was born in Los Angeles, but raised in [[DeepSouth Nashville, Tennessee]]. Her breakthrough single came in early 2009 after appearing on Flo Rida's number one single "Right Round". She wrote songs for Music/MileyCyrus (Time Of Our Lives) Music/TheVeronicas (This Love) and worked on "Lace And Leather" for Music/BritneySpears before she hit the big time. Her debut single, "[=TiK ToK=]", and album, ''Animal'' followed shortly afterwards in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Later, she released an EP, ''Cannibal'', which featured successful songs such as "We R Who We R", "Blow", and "Sleazy". She currently finished the Get Sleazy Tour then released a second album.

Her SignatureStyle can be roughly summed up as {{Retraux}}-style SynthPop with [[TheLadette tomboyish]] [[OneOfTheBoys lyrical themes]] and AutoTune up the wazoo.
!!Discography:
* ''Animal'' (2010)
** ''[[UpdatedReRelease Cannibal]]'' (2010)
* ''I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album'' (2011)
* ''Warrior'' (2012)
** ''Deconstructed'' (2012), an acoustic EP
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!!This musician provides examples of:

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: "thE dee-gen-ER-ates" (the degenerates) from "Warrior" comes to mind.
* ActionGirl: In "Blow".
* TheAlcoholic: At least in her songs' lyrics.
* AntiLoveSong: Blah Blah Blah (Basically a sex and leave song), Dirty Love(Just after sex again), Thinking Of You (I loved you, broke my heart but now I'm a star), Die Young (Break up with your lover to come with me).
* AutoErotica: "Gold Trans Am". As she bluntly states at the beginning of the song, [[RefugeInAudacity "This song makes me wanna have sex in my car."]]
* AutoTune: Embodies this almost as much as Music/TPain.
* BeYourself: "We R Who We R", "Warrior", "Crazy Kids", "All That Matters (Beautiful Life)", "Love Into The Light".
* BiTheWay
* BlahBlahBlah: One of her songs is named this.
* BreakUpSong: "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes", "Blind", "Kiss N Tell", "Hungover", "C U Next Tuesday", "Last Goodbye."
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She plays the part of a airheaded [[CloudCuckoolander spacecase]] in interviews, but behind it is an intellectual singer-songwriter from a musical family.
* {{Cameo}}: In "[[KatyPerry I Kissed a Girl]]".
* ConceptAlbum: Animal is about empowerment and individuality, Cannibal is grief and strength and Warrior is magic.
* ChainsawGood: In the second "Take It Off" video. It shoots lasers, too.
* ChekhovsGunman: Her family housed ParisHilton and NicoleRichie in a 2005 episode of TheSimpleLife; Ke$ha appeared as their "daughter who is really into music".
* CentralTheme: Be your own strange self and it's okay to not take life seriously.
* CoolCar: Her gold Trans Am gets a couple shout-outs before getting a song devoted to it.
* CuteKitten: Used these to troll her fans about art work for her Warrior Album.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Her Warrior album has a parental advisory sticker, not for no reason...
* DeadpanSnarker: She practically does this while singing.
** From an interview with The Times: "Everyone's really offended by that. But come on, brushing your teeth with Jack Daniel's: what girl does that? People are like, 'Do you really advocate brushing your teeth with bourbon?' I'm like, '[[SarcasmMode Yes, actually, I do, every day, for everybody. Especially eight-year-olds]].' I mean, what are you talking about? Of course I don't. Come on."
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHuvnLBwkK8 Paris Hilton's Closet]]." That is all.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Pedicure on my toes, toes."
* [[FanNickname Detractor Nickname]]: In-universe. The video for "Blow" prominently features [[DawsonsCreek James Van Der Beek]], who she calls "James Van Der Douche"
* DirtyOldMan: "Dinosaur" is about one.
* DisappearedDad: Grew up in a single-parent home and doesn't know who her father is (or whether or not he's still alive)
** There are some [[EpilepticTrees epileptic tree]] theories that JohnTravolta is her father, based on some photo comparisons and some facts like that her mom was a singer/songwriter in Los Angeles at the time of her conception.
* EightiesHair: In the "We R Who We R" music video.
* {{Europop}}: It's often discussed on a certain group of British radio stations.
* EraSpecificPersonality: Before finding mainstream success with her auto-tuned party music, She was known as 'Kesha Sebert', whose music had a distinct indie/folk sound. One such example of her work can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u29qK84uvI here]], as well as in ''WesternAnimation/TheBarbieDiaries'' as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it7BKJ2ozwg "Invisible"]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: "[[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/5e27224abb/disneys-princess-kesha Disney's Princess Ke$ha]]".
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles:
** In an ''Entertainment Weekly'' article, she professed to "the healing power of glitter" as a hangover cure. Not to mention her eye makeup on the page photo. She even has a guy to literally ''bathe her in a mixture of glitter and baby oil.''
** The video for "Take It Off" turns into a multicolored glitterfest by the second half. It is literally just rainbow clouds of glitter flying around the screen while people dance.
** Averted on her CD, which is mostly sparkle-free.
* {{Fanservice}}: "Take It Off" and "Your Love Is My Drug".
* GayAesop: "We R Who We R".
* GenderFlip: "Blah Blah Blah" was written as an inversion of all the rap songs that objectify women -- the entire song is about her telling guys to shut up, strip naked and have sex with her.
** "Kiss N Tell" and "Thinking of You" both call a man a slut for sleeping around, and in "Grow a Pear" inverts "Females are the weaker sex" arguments
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar/ FunWithAcronyms: I'll ''C U Next Tuesday''.
* GreenEyes
* GriefSong: "The Harold Song" is about the death of a former boyfriend.
* GunsAkimbo: In the laser gun duel in "Blow".
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: The song "[=TiK ToK=]" is basically about waking up hung over, getting drunk, heading out to the club, and getting more drunk.
* HeyLetsPutOnAShow: She very sweetly decided to put on a benefit concert to help the victims of the flooding in Tennessee. This act won her a lot of good karma back in Nashville.
* HeroicRROD / HeroicBSOD: Has gone to rehab early 2014 after an awful 2012/2013! Including, issues with management, her album vision not coming to fruitition, cancelled tour dates and an eating disorder..
* HiddenDepths: Would you believe that she's actually an ''ordained minister''? She even performed [[http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2012/06/11/keha-performs-commitment-ceremony-lesbian-friends a commitment ceremony for two of her lesbian friends]]. Also see Obfuscating Stupidity below, she had nearly perfect SAT scores and went to history classes for fun.
* IconicOutfit: Not applying to {{Kesha}}, for once. The green [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lurex lurex]] bikini top worn in the video by the brunette dancer/DJ girl in the video for "We R Who We R" during a scene which features [[ViralMarketing advertising for plentyoffish.com]]. This shows how popular Kesha's influence on fashion is.
* TheIlluminati: More subtle than Music/LadyGaga or {{Rihanna}}, but the symbolism is still there, mostly in regards to her eye-makeup.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOubzHCUt48 Die Young]]" fully embraces it in typical Ke$ha style.
** "Animal" also has her [[LightEmUp throwing around golden lazers shaped like pyramids]] for some reason.
* InMemoriam: "We R Who We R", which was a dedication to the gay teen suicides in 2010. Even more poignant in the music video, where she tosses herself off of a skyscraper.
* IntercourseWithYou:
** "Party At A Rich Dudes House", "Your Love Is My Drug" and C'mon.
** "Supernatural" is about having sex with a ghost. WordOfGod claims that the song's based off a true incident--although considering Ke$ha, the seriousness behind that statement is in question.
** In the "Warrior Interrogation" video, Ke$ha admits that "Gold Trans Am" is about her "hoohah". Cars to vaginas? Close enough.
** "Dirty Love" deals with the no-strings-attached side of sex ("All I want is your dirty love"), with [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]]'s verse dealing with the primal, "everyone does it" aspect.
* IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVVte550dyU This]] [[MemeticMutation famous]] clip features a squad of them dancing to her music while on a patrol.
* TheLadette: At least it's what the lyrics indicate.
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: The song "Tik Tok" uses this effect on the word "tipsy", appropriately enough, as well as the final "shut us dooooown". She uses it a lot in her music, to "Self Bleep" herself and such.
* LoonyFan: [[http://www.billboard.com/news/features/breaking-entering-ke-ha-1004048466.story Before she was famous]], she found and sneaked into {{Prince}}'s house and left a demo tape on his table.
* LoveIsADrug:
** "Your Love is My Drug".
** "Stephen".
--->You're my object of affection
--->''My drug of choice''
--->My sick obsession
* LongTitle: "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes", "Party at a Rich Dudes House", "Only Wanna Dance With You".
* LuckyCharmsTitle
* MisandrySong: Blah Blah Blah, and Boots N Boys are the heaviest examples of this.
* NamesTheSame: There's a village named Kesha in the Yongshun province of China.
* NewSoundAlbum: In [[http://www.freshyesh.com/post/kesha-in-this-months-rolling-stone/ an interview with Rolling Stone]], [=Ke$ha=] claims that her new album will be influenced by ''The Music/FlamingLips and Music/ArcadeFire.'' She also confirmed that it would be influenced by '70s cock-rock, and that she wants to move pop into a rock direction with the album.
** Now that the album is released, it's better to say that she split it between heavy dance tracks for half of the album, and then [[MoodWhiplash mood whiplashes]] us into the cock-rock out of nowhere with the help of [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]]. And it is glorious.
* NoodleIncident: The video for "Blow" gives us this gem:
--> "So, I grabbed the bear by the throat, looked him right in the eyes, and I said 'Bear, you have 'till the count of ''zero'' to put some pants on and to apologize to the President.' And, um…that's the story of how I was elected to the Parliament of Uzbekistan."
* NonAppearingTitle: "The Harold Song".
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The girl was in marching band, attended Cold War history classes ''for fun'', and had '''near-perfect SAT scores'''. There's no way this isn't an act on some level. She says herself it's fun.
* OddFriendship: With Wayne Coyne of The Music/FlamingLips, who said that he wants the two of them to become '[=BFFs=].' Sure enough, she's one of the featured guest vocalists (in the first track, no less) on their newest album, ''The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends.'' Not to mention that he worked with her on her new album, and their upcoming collaboration album ''Lip$ha''.
* OneOfTheBoys: Plays up to this.
* TheParody:
** "Your Love Is My Drug" - supposedly a [[DeconstructiveParody Deconstructive Parody]] of love songs in AutoTune.
** "Blah Blah Blah" could be seen as a parody of the "pop princess genre" -- alternatively it could be parodying the rap culture of objectifying women, or objectification in general, or...
** Possibly her entire career.
* ThePigPen: So much that Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-4433-ke24ha/ wrote this about her]].
* PrettyInMink: In the video for "Take It Off", she grabs a white fur coat from a car and wears it briefly.
* RecordProducer: Dr. Luke & Benny Blanco co-wrote and produced most of her songs so far.
* RefrainFromAssuming: You know, the one where she sings about "The Glitter in My Eyes" or "DJ Turn it Up"?
* RockMeAmadeus: "Take It Off" borrows from "The Streets of Cairo"
-->"There's a place downtown where the freaks all come around \\
It's a hole in the wall it's a dirty free for all"
* RummageSaleReject: [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Nlo0LPmWm6E/UD_gwddfHEI/AAAAAAAAAg4/NS8HxKGfgnE/s1600/kesha-voted-worst-dressed-of-2010-590bes122810.jpg When she isn't in normal clothes, is this.]] [[http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/FP_4338585_REV_Keha_010910-660x915.jpg At]] [[http://cdn.imnotobsessed.com/wp-content/uploads/INFphoto_1302142.JPG times]] [[http://www.x17online.com/images/photo-sets/conv/keshamtv110710_X17/keshamtv110710_03-full.jpg crossing]] [[http://veja.abril.com.br/assets/pictures/51050/kesha-palco-mundo-rock-in-rio-20110929-08-size-598.jpg?1317347250 with]] ImpossiblyTackyClothes.
* RunningGag: The 'bottle of Jack' used to be a running gag. Now it's glitter, which she is obviously aware of.
* RefugeInAudacity: She's been described as "the degenerate HannahMontana"; whereas other pop artists would deny their crude, party-girl image, she completely embraces it (just watch the video for "[[HardDrinkingPartyGirl TiK ToK]]") in what she calls "the war on pretension".
* SelfDeprecation:
** Her twitter was 'keshasuxx' before changing to 'KeshaRose'.
** See also her [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/5e27224abb/disneys-princess-kesha Funny Or Die]] video. Part Parody, part TakeThatMe[=/=]EmbraceTheHate.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Go back into her pre-party girl days and you get a deep and incredible musician, also her idea to lampshade general party culture and still have fun with it is brilliant.
** Her IQ is 140.
* SheCleansUpNicely: On her performances and promotional pictures, she's always as dirty as possible. [[http://i44.tinypic.com/2dvqrr5.jpg Other]] [[http://i41.tinypic.com/6nrnr5.jpg times]], it's possible to see why Maxim put her on their [[http://www.maxim.com/girls-of-maxim/keha "Hot 100" list]].
** ''Especially'' take a look at [[http://pics.wikifeet.com/Ke%24ha-Feet-1002110.jpg her tasteful little number]] at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
* ShoutOut: Her signature makeup style includes [[Film/AClockworkOrange dramatic mascara at only her right eye]]. She's confirmed this as an intentional shout out.
* SillyLoveSongs: "Your Love Is My Drug." "Only Wanna Dance With You", "Animal", "Wherever You Are", "Supernatural".
** "Stephen" also applies, a disturbing example of this trope.
--->''You're my object of affection''
--->''My drug of choice''
---> ''My sick obsession''
* StalkerWithACrush: The narrator of "Stephen". ''Very'' much so.
-->Stephen... I'll knit you a sweater. I wanna wrap you up... in my love... forever. I would ''never'' let you go, Stephen. I'll never let go.
* StealthParody: Based on [[http://www.keshasparty.com/us/home her website]], [[http://www.myspace.com/kesha MySpace page]], intellect and public comments (she's said she doesn't take this very seriously), it's at least possible that Ke$ha's career is some kind of parody. See ObfuscatingStupidity above.
* SpiritualAntithesis: Out of the world outfits, ideas, and creepy videos which in some degree don't make much sense, obsessed with partying, rebellion and 'fame', with a higher message, and lampshades various pop star expectations and then uses those tropes to their highest degree (LadyGaga)...Except she does it for fun, is out there cuz she parties and she knows it, just does her thing and has not made herself the official spokesperson for any particular social group and just wants us all to have fun and love one another. StealthParody elements are more within Kesha's choices then Gaga's too.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Easily fits into BritneySpears shoes, fun pop star, who likes to release cutting edge pop music with a more BeYourself leaning, who wants to create epic stage shows and has some instrumental training/talent.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Feels Like Rain, Invisible and of her album tracks "Wonderland", "The Harold Song" and "Animal".
** "Past Lives" and "Love Into the Light" from her ''Warrior'' album.
* SurrealMusicVideo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HMwPcK0uIM&feature=channel Let]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUcJi6uE0ww me]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edP0L6LQzZE count]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR_qa3Ohwls the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFWX0hWCbng&feature=player_embedded#at=21 ways]].
** For those of you who don't want to click the links, we have...
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HMwPcK0uIM&feature=channel Take It Off Ke$ha 'n Friends Version]]" which opens with a Leopard and from there turns into a neon alley way rave with furries and [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorceress]] Ke$ha winning an RPG dance battle.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUcJi6uE0ww Animal]]", which involves Ke$ha fighting backwards headed monsters in deep space and ends with a credibly impression of a WaveMotionGun.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edP0L6LQzZE Take It Off (Original Version)]]" which ends with a rave in an empty swimming pool filled with chalk dust. And that chalk dust used to be people.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR_qa3Ohwls Your Love Is My Drug]]" which turns into an animated acid trip by the end.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFWX0hWCbng&feature=player_embedded#at=21 Blow]]", which starts with the line "So I grabbed the bear by the throat, looked him right in the eye, and told him 'you have until the count of zero to put some pants on and apologize to the president'. And that's the story of how I was elected to the Parliament of Uzbekistan." which Kesha tells to a pair of unicorns while drinking champagne. It then evolves into a club full of unicorn people and a laser gun fight with James Van Der Beek where the unicorn people bleed rainbows when hit with the lasers.
* TakeThat: If you know anything about her history, it's hard to to see some songs like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ym027RSVXM&feature=related Stuck Up]]" as anything but a Take That at Paris. More generally, a good third of her songs are TakeThat at either various stereotypes or her detractors.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euGT_3d1cqc She did it again, this time to Westboro.]]
* TeacherStudentRomance: Hot for teacher variety in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RFytL_UmuU Mr. Watson]]" to the Nth Degree. "Mr. Watson I want to get with you. I won't tell a soul what we're gunna do. Wanna get my hands in your khaki pants, teacher teacher whatcha gunna do, cause I am coming on to you."
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: "Blow," "Your Love is My Drug"
** Subverted with "Timber", as the main singer is {{Pitbull}}, meaning that the camera has to focus on him, too.
* TitleTrack: Animal, Cannibal and Warrior.
* TheSomethingSong: "The Harold Song" on her ''Cannibal'' EP.
* TitleOnlyChorus: ''Your Love Is My Drug''
* UncannyValleyMakeup: "We R Who We R".
* ValleyGirl: Her musical persona comes off as this.
* UnkemptBeauty
* YourCheatingHeart: "Kiss N Tell" is one example.
* WaveMotionGun: Although perhaps not necessarily a real example, when seen with the explosion at the start or the Magic Missile Beam Spam earlier in the official video for ''Animal'', it's hard not to see this towards the end when she lobs a giant pillar of light into the sky.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: The American flag t-shirt, as well as a sparkly cape with an American flag design on the inside she wore for a SaturdayNightLive performance.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "We R Who We R".
* {{Yandere}}: "Stephen"

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