->''The party don't start till I walk in...''
-->-- '''Kesha''', "Tik Tok"

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Kesha Rose Sebert (born March 1, 1987), known mononymously as Kesha (formerly stylized as Ke$ha) is an American singer-songwriter.

Born in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles but raised in UsefulNotes/{{Nashville}}, Kesha first reached prominence in the music industry with (uncredited, at the time) guest vocals on "Right Round" by Music/FloRida, which was released to global success in early 2009. During this time, she also wrote songs for Music/MileyCyrus ("The Time of Our Lives"), Music/TheVeronicas ("This Love"), and Music/BritneySpears ("Lace and Leather"), among others.

By the end of 2009, she released her debut single "Tik Tok", which became a ''massive'' hit. In addition to setting a record for the most downloads in a single week by a female artist (610,000), it also has the distinction of being the fifth-highest selling digital single of ''all time.''

Her debut album ''Animal'' was then released on the very first day of [[UsefulNotes/TheNewTens the 2010s]], and proved to be a similar success on the charts worldwide. After a string of additional hits ("Blah Blah Blah", "Your Love is My Drug", and "Take It Off"), ''Animal'' was re-released as ''Cannibal'', supported by the singles "We R Who We R" (which gave Kesha her second #1) and "Blow."

Kesha's second album, ''Warrior'', was released in 2012 to middling success. During this time, she also teased a collaborative album with FlamingLips --titled ''Lipsha''-- which was ultimately canceled because of issues with her label and frequent producer Dr. Luke. In 2016, Kesha's long-running tension with Dr. Luke specifically exploded messily in the news, with claims that Kesha was legally forbidden from releasing new music because of it. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And that's all we're going to say here]] -- see Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} for details.

Despite her personal (and professional) troubles, Kesha finally released a third studio album, ''Rainbow'', in 2017 -- her first in nearly five years. Characterized by [[DarkerAndEdgier achingly personal lyrics]] and a [[NewSoundAlbum more organic sound]] than her previous efforts, ''Rainbow'' earned Kesha the critical acclaim she'd perhaps lacked until up until that point. It's also notable for including a cover of "Old Flames (Can't Hold a Candle To You)" by Music/DollyParton --a song co-written by Kesha's mother, Pebe Sebert-- which she previously covered on her ''Deconstructed'' EP in 2012. [[CreatorCameo The new version also features Dolly Parton herself on guest vocals.]]

Kesha's {{signature style}} can be roughly summed up as {{retraux}}-style {{synth pop}} with {{t|heLadette}}omboyish [[OneOfTheBoys lyrical themes]] and AutoTune up the wazoo. She typically includes satirical lyrics that objectify men to point out how many male singers and rappers objectify women. She also incorporates a a healthy dose of rock influence, and has collaborated with famous rock musicians such as Music/IggyPop, Music/AliceCooper, and Music/FlamingLips. (Alice Cooper noted that she wasn't a pop diva so much as a rock star). She also frequently incorporates a talky style of rapping with exaggerated phrasing and enunciation. [[GenreRoulette She tends to experiment a bit.]]

* ''Animal'' (2010)
** ''[[UpdatedReRelease Cannibal]]'' (2010)
* ''I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album'' (2011)
* ''Warrior'' (2012)
** ''Deconstructed'' (2012)
* ''Rainbow'' (2017)

!! Kesha provides examples of the following tropes:

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: "thE dee-gen-ER-ates" (the degenerates) from "Warrior" comes to mind.
* ActionGirl: In "Blow".
* TheAlcoholic: At least in her songs' lyrics. Gradually shook this image off.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Meta-example with the music video for "Blow" - the last chorus has Kesha and James Van Der firing off gunshots that have rainbow trails following them.
* 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), and "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: Quickly became the poster girl for this trope as she embodied it almost as much as Music/TPain. Her later works have downplayed the usage of Auto-Tune.
* BadGirlSong: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A Bad Girl's Lament]]", one of her unreleased ones.
* BeYourself: "We R Who We R", "Warrior", "Crazy Kids", "All That Matters (Beautiful Life)", "Love Into The Light".
* BiTheWay: The music video for "Die Young" has Kesha heavily make out with both male and female back up. [[AuthorAppeal No doubt this reflect her real-life bisexuality]].
* BlahBlahBlah: One of her songs is named this.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: An edit for "Woman" changes the chorus from "I'm a motherfucking woman" to "I'm an independent woman".
* 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.
* TheCameo: In "[[Music/KatyPerry I Kissed a Girl]]".
* {{Camp}}: The over-the-top party imagery, the cheesy lyrics, the silly teen slang, the exaggerated ValleyGirl[=/=]AutoTune voice...yeah, she's got enough camp for Yellowstone.
* ConceptAlbum: ''Animal'' is about empowerment and individuality, ''Cannibal'' is grief and strength, ''Warrior'' is magic, and ''Rainbow'' is recovery and moving on.
* ChainsawGood: In the second "Take It Off" video. It shoots lasers, too.
* ChekhovsGunman: Her family housed Creator/ParisHilton and Creator/NicoleRichie in a 2005 episode of ''Series/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.
* CondescendingCompassion: "Praying" is absolutely filled to the brim with this sentiment:
--->Oh, sometimes I pray for you at night
--->Someday, maybe you'll see the light
--->Oh, some say, in life, you're gonna get what you give
--->But some things only God can forgive

--->I hope you're somewhere prayin', prayin'
--->I hope your soul is changin', changin'
--->I hope you find your peace
--->Falling on your knees, prayin'
* CoolCar: Her gold Trans Am gets a couple shout-outs before getting a song devoted to it.
* {{Corpsing}}: She cracks up at the line "Loosey as a goosey" in "Woman".
* CuteKitten: Used these to troll her fans about ''Warrior'''s artwork.
* 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 [[Series/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 {{epileptic tree|s}} theories that Creator/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.
* 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"]].
* {{Europop}}: It's often discussed on a certain group of British radio stations.
* 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.
* GenreRoulette: ''Rainbow'' holds '''nothing''' back in this department. Rock, pop, gospel, country, funk and more.
* 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 fruition, cancelled tour dates and an eating disorder...
** Appears to have resolved itself now that she's finished with rehab. The first thing she announced was that she was dropping the dollar sign from her stage name and is already working on new music. This eventually resulted in NewSoundAlbum ''Rainbow.''
** Some of her non-parody songs sound like this, notably "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes". The unreleased "Save Me", to some extent.
* 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 Music/{{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.
** "Rainbow" features a jacket with the word "Lucifer" on it, [[FridgeBrilliance though since Lucifer also means "light bringer" it has a more positive meaning as well]].
* IntercourseWithYou:
** "Party At A Rich Dudes House", "Your Love Is My Drug" and C'mon.
** "Supernatural" is about [[BoyMeetsGhoul 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.
* InterspeciesRomance: "Godzilla" is about being in love and dating, well, Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.
* 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.
* LightIsGood: The main theme of "Rainbow", down to rejecting the DarkIsNotEvil themes of goths.
* LoonyFan: [[http://www.billboard.com/news/features/breaking-entering-ke-ha-1004048466.story Before she was famous]], she found and sneaked into Music/{{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: Ke$ha (as put by ''Series/{{Glee}}'', "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh4T07xoluE Ke Dollar Sign Ha]]"). She dropped the dollar sign since 2014.
* MisandrySong: Blah Blah Blah, and Boots N Boys are the heaviest examples of this.
* NewSoundAlbum: In [[http://www.freshyesh.com/post/kesha-in-this-months-rolling-stone/ an interview with Rolling Stone]], [=Ke$ha=] claimed that ''Warrior'' would be influenced by ''The Music/FlamingLips and Music/ArcadeFire.'' She also confirmed that it would be influenced by '70s cock-rock, and that she wanted to move pop into a rock direction with the album. 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 (and occasional ballad without Auto-Tune) out of nowhere with the help of [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]]. And it is glorious.
** Still, apparently, she wasn't allowed to do what she wanted there, especially in the midst of the Dr. Luke allegations. She has stated ''Rainbow'' is "truly from the inside of [her] guts", and if its first singles, "Praying" (a piano ballad with soul elements) and "Woman" (a funk throwback with a ClusterFBomb chorus), weren't enough, ''Rainbow'' itself shattered her "hot mess" image once and for all with a [[GenreRoulette diverse collection of songs]].
* 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: Possibly her entire career.
** "Your Love Is My Drug" - supposedly a DeconstructiveParody 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...
* ThePigPen: So much that Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-4433-ke24ha/ wrote this about her]].
* PoesLaw: Kesha's lyrics tended to exaggerate and milk the "hot mess" stereotype for all it was worth. But, surrounded by other artists (like Music/TheBlackEyedPeas and Music/{{LMFAO}}) who were embracing party music just as much, but without a drop of irony, she instead became a figurehead of the dance-pop scene. And a lot of people ''still'' don't get it.
* PrettyInMink: In the video for "Take It Off", she grabs a white fur coat from a car and wears it briefly.
* ProtestSong: "V.I.P." has a pretty strong undercurrent of this. "Party At A Rich Dude's House", too.
* RecordProducer: Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco co-wrote and produced most of her songs from ''Animal'' to ''Warrior''.
* 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 Series/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 '[[http://twitter.com/kesharose KeshaRose]]'.
** See also her [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/5e27224abb/disneys-princess-kesha Funny Or Die]] video. Part Parody, part Self Deprecating 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. [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Kesha_austria_4.jpg/800px-Kesha_austria_4.jpg Other]] [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/06/20/07/3578E66300000578-3649928-The_star_has_been_locked_in_a_bitter_lawsuit_since_September_201-m-60_1466402404345.jpg times]], it's possible to see why Maxim put her on their [[http://www.maxim.com/women-az/keha-profile "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 (Music/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 Music/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", "Goodbye", "Invisible" and of her album tracks "Wonderland", "The Harold Song" and "Animal".
** "Past Lives" and "Love Into the Light" from her ''Warrior'' album.
** "Lover", her new Dr. Luke-less song, is this as well.
* 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.]] To expand...
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HMwPcK0uIM&feature=channel Take It Off Ke$ha 'n Friends Version]]" which opens with a Leopard and from there turns into a neon alley way rave with furries and {{Evil Sorcere|r}}ss Ke$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 gonna do.\\
Wanna get my hands in your khaki pants,\\
teacher, teacher, what you gonna do?\\
Cause I am coming on to you.''
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: "Blow," "Your Love is My Drug"
** Subverted with "Timber", as the main singer is Music/{{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".
* UnkemptBeauty: Which only endears her to fans, who find her more down-to-earth than most pop stars.
* ValleyGirl: Her musical persona comes off as this.
** She has the voice, but none of the mannerisms.
* 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 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' performance.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "We R Who We R".
* {{Yandere}}: "Stephen"
* YourCheatingHeart: "Kiss N Tell" is one example.