Ke$ha song pulled from radio stations following Conn. shooting
Radio stations around the country have pulled the song “Die Young” by Ke$ha following the shootings in Newtown, Conn., according to TMZ.
On Friday, “Die Young” was the No. 3 song on radio playlists across the country, reaching 167 million listeners across the country, according to Mediabase.
On Saturday, airplay dropped by 3 million listeners. On Monday, that number drooped to 148 million listeners, a drop of 19 million.
A music expert told TMZ this type of drop is “extremely rare.” The last time a song plummeted this quickly was when the Dixie Chicks made comments criticizing President Bush in 2003.
Ke$ha has not commented on her song being dropped by many radio stations, however she did take to Twitter on Friday to post that her thoughts are with those in Newtown.
my heart goes out deeply to the people of Newtown, Connecticut—
ke$ha (@keshasuxx) December 14, 2012