Kesha's 'Teen Vogue' cover.
Photo: Teen Vogue
If you saw the August 2014 cover of Teen Vogue and didn't recognize the cover star, don't worry—you're not alone. It may take a second to recognize Kesha minus neon face paint and plus bangs, but that's her, the artist formerly known as Ke$ha. If you couldn't tell from the cover, she's trying out a new look—explaining, "The insanity is not gone forever; it's still there. I've only decided to wipe off all the face paint and try to wear beautiful dresses instead of completely insane things." We were totally down with the "completely insane things," TBH, but we are also very excited to see what these new, beautiful dresses look like.
Ke$ha's hair changes color on the regular.
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If you've seen any pictures of Ke$ha recently, watched her video for "Timber," or caught the last few episodes of My Crazy Beautiful Life, you may have noticed her perma-blonde hair is now an ever-changing rainbow. Ke$ha debuted her bright 'do in September, then retreated to her tried-and-true blonde hue less than a month later.
As of late, though, K$ has returned to the colorful side. Hard. While she sometimes opts to color half her hair one color entirely and the other half a different color, she's also been messing around with random, multicolored strands. So, what's the deal? How is her hair not turning to straw and then falling out? Well, it looks like Ke$ha has discovered the miracle of hair chalk!
Ke$ha in her 'C'Mon' video and the shirt she's auctioning off.
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On last night's My Crazy Beautiful Life, Ke$ha decided to hold an eBay auction, the proceeds of which will benefit The Humane Society of the United States. The items, as Ke$ha describes them, range from things she wore on red carpets to items from her childhood. During the episode, K$ tweeted the link to her eBay store (#technology) which we, of course, immediately clicked on.
While the Hawaiian shirt from her ex-BF and the "hot and dangerous" Herve Leger dress that we got a preview of in the episode aren't on the site (are they sold out already or did she get cold feet?), the plaid shirt from her "C'Mon" video is. The shirt is her "Awful House" uniform, which she wears before she quits to party in a van with people in animal costumes. Considering her love for full-body furries and the name bestowed upon her fans, her decision to donate money to help dogs is, like, such a no-brainer.
Ke$ha in the music video for "Timber."
Photo: Pitbull's Facebook page
After performing "Timber" together for the first time Sunday night at the American Music Awards, Pitbull and Ke$ha released the music video for their song via Pitbull's Facebook page yesterday. And it is SAUCY. Basically, it's kind of like they took two different music and spliced them together to look like one big global party. In the first, Ke$ha has a sexy hoedown in a saloon with a bunch of Coyote Ugly-types, while the second features Pitbull doing a lot of sexy dancing at a pristine beach with a ladyfriend. There's also some stray sharks swimming around, but they aren't very sexy at all.
When we realized that the 2013 American Music Awards would showcase a whopping 16 live performances, we knew we were in for a grip of exciting brand new performance outfits. What we forgot about (momentarily) was that the stacked set list ALSO meant the red carpet would be full of high-octane #FASHUN. The stars turned it our for the AMAs step-and-repeat, and we're breaking down our favorite looks of the night.
TAYLOR SWIFT IN JULIEN MACDONALD
Taylor Swift at the 2013 American Music Awards.
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Taylor Swift may have skipped the stage this time around, but she still won big. No, not just by looking drop dead in that glittering gold Julien MacDonald minidress. T.Swizzle also took home the award for Artist of the Year as well as Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Country Album.
Glammed up Ke$ha on 'My Crazy Beautiful Life.'
When you hear the name "Ke$ha," there are a few words that immediately come to mind: "glitter," "penis jewelry," and, as of late, "brightly colored hair" are among them. "Glam," is typically not. We've grown so accustomed to seeing Ke$ha in her sparkling leotards and Solo cup bras that when she put on a dress for her cousin's surprise engagement, we had to rewind the fourth episode of My Crazy Beautiful Life to make sure we weren't seeing things.
Ke$ha’s jewelry collaboration, Kesha Rose by Charles Albert, has been on shelves for a few months now. Any Animal will tell you that it’s totally weird, which is both a compliment and a testament to Ke$ha’s ability to translate her ~unique~ style sensibilities to an entire line of accessories. The pieces are broken up into mini-collections and are stacked with stunning stones, spikes, blue roses (her signature symbol) and penises. Yup, penises. Big, small, on rings, earrings and a necklace, the cartoonish male genitalia is undoubtedly the most *achem* recognizable item in the bunch.
Ke$ha in a still from 'My Crazy Beautiful Life.'
It's obvious that Ke$ha likes to have fun on tour (see: her mom in a penis costume). My Crazy Beautiful Life makes it evident just how much fun she likes to have: pranks are plentiful and last night's episode featured one that included red Solo cups, hot-pink duct tape, and tiger masks (obvs).
Ke$ha and team decided to surprise her opening act, Semi-Precious Weapons, by running onstage with nothing but strategically placed cups. For an extra precaution, Ke$ha decided to tape hers in place with hot pink duct tape, creating a halter-top, party-bra. If you squint your eyes just so, it's almost a makeshift homage to Madonna's pointy cone bra. Like, basically you have to have your eyes closed... Meow.
Aaaaaaanyway, she paired the jury-rigged top with a tiger head because, as everybody knows, those are the ironclad rules. It's too bad Halloween just ended, this would've been the perfect ~sexy~ tiger costume. Luckily, Ke$ha didn't have to take the stage alone in such a precarious outfit: her dancers joined her.
A still from 'My Crazy Beautiful Life.'
It's no secret that here at MTV Style we luhhhhve us a behind-the-scenes look at, well, basically anything. Luckily for us, the new season of Ke$ha's MTV series, My Crazy Beautiful Life is, essentially, an extended BTS look at Ke$ha's life on tour. Count us in.
The second season of My Crazy Beautiful Life premiered last night and we got some more 411 on the ghost that haunts Ke$ha's vagina (a convenient Halloween costume), as well as her family, including her penis-costume wearing mom, Pebe. While the entire show is filled with footage you wouldn't have access to anywhere else, we were most struck by the sight of Ke$ha without her long hair.