Kesha Cleans Up for Glamour
Since she always puts on such a spectacle, it can be easy to forget that under the glitter, body paint and ripped stockings, Kesha is a real person. She stripped down (her makeup, that is) for Glamour and revealed an almost naked face — and a beautiful one!
Kesha revealed not only her actual features, but also a side to her personality that the public doesn’t often see: the self-assured celebrator of self.
When asked what it takes to succeed in rock as a young woman in a male-dominated genre, Kesha doesn’t mince words (does she ever?): “I have bigger balls than a lot of the men that I meet,” she told the magazine. “I’m just a ballsy motherf—er. I’m not afraid of pushing boundaries. That’s what you have to do to become an icon.” The ‘Tik Tok’ singer dishes on fellow chart queens Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga as well. “I definitely think women are running it right now. We are not afraid to speak our minds,” Kesha said. “It’s exciting because that’s what I stand for, for people to be irreverent and to be themselves.”
She also dishes on her makeup routine. It takes a lot to go from fresh faced to filthy rock star. How does she do it? “My makeup is usually left over from the night before. I’m not really worried about the photographs because if I tell my fans not to give a f— about the haters, then I have to practice what I preach. I embrace the imperfections and celebrate them.”
But what about the body paint? “I’m coming out with my own line,” she told Glamour. “And I found Bumble and Bumble dry shampoo that is like God’s gift. You don’t have to shower. You just put it in and instantly look like the ’80s.”
Kesha also revealed that the body paint is here for good — and not just because it looks cool. “Oh, the body paint stays. It’s my favorite thing to do,” she said. “Sometimes I have parties at my house in Nashville and it’s clothing-optional, and we just body-paint each other and run around, and I have a giant bed. I’m very much in touch with that side of myself.”
Kesha was quick to clarify that her penchant for paint isn’t perverse. “It’s not a weird sex orgy thing. You can wear a bathing suit!” But if she can’t have friends over to body paint, she has other ways of entertaining herself.