Ke$ha has been part of the Dr. Luke Cult for quite some time, but in the music video for “Die Young,” the electro-pop maven is enlisting in another sect entirely. With tons of blatant Illuminati imagery and some sort of illegal orgy going on, the clip (released on Thursday, Nov. 8) takes the singer’s button-pushing ability to dizzying new heights.
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Ke$ha’s Billboard Cover Story
As Ke$ha and her pals head to Mexico, Illuminati symbols — the all-seeing one eye, the upside-down cross, and so, so many triangle — pop up amongst the fun. “We made it… SOUTH OF THE BORDER… they’ll never find us here,” reads a text, sent by Ke$ha to some unknown party apparently interested in some choreographed sexuality. Eventually the cops show up and break up the writhing bodies — maybe by shooting Ke$ha as the video goes black! A sad possibility, but after all, the song is called “Die Young.”
“Die Young” continues to gain new fans ahead of the release of Ke$ha’s new album, “Warrior,” out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The lead single, which was co-written by Ke$ha, Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Cirkut and fun.’s Nate Ruess, clocks in at No. 6 on this week’s Hot 100.
Before the release of “Warrior,” Ke$ha will perform at the 40th annual American Music Awards on Nov. 18, joining artists like P!nk, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Christina Aguilera on the lineup.