Ke$ha is the cover girl for the February issue of Seventeen Magazine, which hits newsstands on January 8th. In her interview with the mag, the Humane Society International Global Ambassador and author of the upcoming memoir, My Crazy Beautiful Life, opens up about bullying, dealing with negativity and attraction.
Check out some highlights below:
On dealing with negativity: “I used it to motivate me then, and I still do. I remember every person who told me I couldn’t do something or that I was ugly or too fat. I have a “s*** list”-people from my past who have been soulless and judgmental. Even after I got through my awkward phase, got my braces off, and figured out how to dress my body, people in the music business were like, “You’re never going to make it.” I see them now and I’m like, “Ha!” That’s one of the reasons I named my record Warrior. You can be a victim and let that eat your soul, or you can say, You’re going on my list and I’m going to prove you wrong!”
On attraction: “I don’t love just men. I love people. It’s not about a gender. It’s just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you’re with.”
On bullying: “I’m all about standing up to gay/lesbian/transgender bullying, but it’s also about my little brother. He’s 13 and he gets made fun of because he has a stutter. I just have zero tolerance for people making fun of others.”
Photo credit: Kenneth Willardt for Seventeen