Rolling Stone revealed a new profile of Kesha this afternoon (Oct. 4) and in bold type among the interesting things brought to light is that Kesha thinks Taylor Swift “is a fucking sweetheart. Very, very sweet, very, very genuine, extremely generous, picks up the phone every time I call her. My mom doesn’t even always pick up the phone!”
It’s noted in the piece, written by Brian Hiatt, that Swift donated $250,000 toward Kesha’s legal expenses during her tumultuous litigations against her former producer Dr. Luke.
Kesha also burst into tears during her time with Hiatt, because being on the cover of Rolling Stone has been her dream since she was a little kid. “I had Rolling Stone covers all over my bedroom at my mom’s house. They’re grateful tears. They’re not sad tears.”
Kesha is finally able to shed happy tears — now able to release her own music, which includes new album Rainbow?, and a feature appearance on Macklemore‘s “Good Old Days.”
The piece delves into Kesha’s struggles with body image and eating disorders dating back to her childhood. In court papers, Hiatt writes, Kesha accused Dr. Luke of calling her a “fat fucking refrigerator,” which he denied.
“I was slowly, slowly starving myself,” Kesha is quoted as saying. “And the worse I got and the sicker I got, the better a lot of people around me were saying that I looked. They would just be like, ‘Oh, my gosh, keep doing whatever you’re doing! You look so beautiful, so stunning.'”
Billboard reached out to Taylor Swift’s camp for comment about her alleged donation to Kesha’s legal expenses. To read the entire Kesha profile — which also touches on her “old self” Ke$ha, rehab rumors, the extent of her Dr. Luke lawsuit and more — go here.