This week’s Billboard cover star Kesha took some time during her photoshoot to play “Fishing For Answers,” as she chatted about being a fan of Lizzo and RuPaul’s Drag Race, why she loves her “true diva” cat Mr. Peeps, and much more.
Selecting questions out of a fishbowl, Kesha is first prompted to name her favorite emerging artist people should listen to. “Oh that’s easy, Wrabel,” she says. “He’s the best, he’s my best friend.”
Asked which of her tattoos she likes best, Kesha pulls down her lower lip, showing off some ink behind it that reads “Suck it.” Why that one? She replies with a laugh, “’Cause people can suck it! Mean people, not nice people.”
When it comes to choosing her favorite album of the year so far, Kesha shouts out Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You and calls the “Truth Hurts” singer “the shit.” But Kesha is confident her forthcoming LP will put up a good fight once it arrives: “You guys haven’t heard mine, yet, so, I won’t say mine.”
Kesha, who has previously served as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, is also asked who her favorite queen from the show is. “That’s really hard, cause everyone’s a winner in my book. Especially anyone on RuPaul’s Drag Race,” she responds. “But, a good dear, dear friend of mine is Detox and we used to hang out when I was 18 and do bad, bad kid things. So, she’s my queen.”
In the interview, Kesha also confesses to having a childhood crush on Will Smith, explaining, “I got jiggy with it so hard. I have seven copies of Big Willie Style.”
Plus, she explains why her cat Mr. Peeps is the best – and why he was worthy of winning the title of “Favorite Celebrity Cat” in a recent Billboard poll. Asked why she thinks her fans love Mr. Peeps so much, she says, “He’s really comfortable in his body and he has no problem just being the true diva he is.”
“He just walks around the house and tears shit up and he does what he wants when he wants to,” she continues. “And everybody loves a good rags to riches story. And he’s the best cat ever. Of the celebrity universe.”
You can check out the full video above to hear even more from Kesha, including what she plans on dressing up as for Halloween this year, and the time she and Big Freedia got matching tattoos.