Ke$ha’s "Die Young" Reportedly Pulled From Radio Play After Newtown Shooting

Ke$ha tweeted: “I understand why my song is now inappropriate.”

1. This was posted on Ke$ha’s twitter Tuesday night:

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2. The tweet came after a report on TMZ that said the song was gradually being taken off the air.

“The day after the shooting … airplay dropped by 3 million listeners … a sign that stations were slowly pulling the song off the air.

By Monday … “Die Young” took a huge hit on the radio … dropping down to 148 million listeners … a 19 million drop from what had been a pretty steady rotation before the shooting.”

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3. Hollywood Reporter has a quote from a Ke$ha tweet claiming she was forced to sing the song’s lyrics:

“I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO. I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.”

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The tweet has since been deleted.

Still, it’s unclear what long-term effect this will have on Ke$ha’s song or her album sales. (Clear Channel, which owns 850 radio stations nationwide, told BuzzFeed the company had no comment, and Ke$ha’s management at RCA Records did not respond to emails.) Last week, “Die Young” was near the top of’s Radio Plays List and Hot 100 List.

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5. Billboard’s Radio Songs Chart shows the song at Number 3.

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6. And has it at number 3 on the Hot 100.

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7. Charly1300, a site that tracks radio play nationwide has the song at Number 1 as of December 16th.

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