Singer not letting lengthy legal battle with producer Dr. Luke get her down.
Kesha has lost the dollar sign and found a new philosophy on life.
The Grammy-nominated pop star has a new album out and appears to be back to her hell-raising ways as she tries to leave her legal struggles with producer Dr. Luke in the rear-view mirror, according to Page Six.
“I think it’s about reclaiming my happiness and my voice and all aspects of my life, and not living in the tragedy of what everyone knows I’ve been through,” she said. “Kind of a defiance against being stuck and pigeonholed in one place forever, because of one situation.”
The singer has been engaged in a legal battle with Dr. Luke since 2014, when she first sued the producer for sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, gender violence and emotional abuse, among other things.
While judges have not ruled on the validity of those claims, they have dismissed her efforts to have her contract with Dr. Luke nullified, meaning he still has a say in, and receives revenue from, her latest musical efforts.
The album is called High Road and Kesha is determined to apply that philosophy to her life. The marijuana, no doubt, helps, as evidenced from lyrics on the album’s title track: “I’m taking the high road / I’m high as f–k and these a–holes won’t shut up / Got me laughing, I ain’t losin’ no sleep.”
It’s all about becoming a better version of herself, she said. “When someone throws a punch, you turn the other cheek and you just try to be as good a person as humanly possible,” she said. “But, really, it is a double meaning, because I do try to make conscious decisions to be as good a person as I can possibly be.”
Kesha, formerly Ke$ha, was known for her hard-partying ways when she found massive success early in her career, going so far as to smoke what appeared to be a joint alongside Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion at the time) at the MTV Awards in 2013. After some difficult years, the singer is back to enjoying life again with the wisdom only the passage of time (and a little pot) can deliver.
“There are certain things in life that I realized just don’t matter and I was giving them way too much power emotionally over me,” she said. “I can’t control other people being incredibly hurtful, but what I can control is how I react to it. I can take the high road, and some days, I do, genuinely,” she added.
“Some days, I just smoke a little weed and laugh about it and throw my phone across the living room and decide to not give a s–t.”
Written by David Yasvinski