EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey — If you were somewhat puzzled by Ke$ha's "Saturday Night Live" performance last month, well, then you should probably prepare yourself to be positively flabbergasted by her upcoming "Your Love Is My Drug" video.
"The 'SNL' performance was sort of a preview of the video," Ke$ha told MTV News on Saturday at the Bamboozle festival. "So, if you didn't like that ... I don't know what to tell you."
And while that seems to be in keeping with Ke$ha's new "f--- the cynics" motto, a whole lot of body paint and laser beams don't exactly sound like a fully fleshed-out video. So we asked her to expound on the clip, which she described to MTV News last month as being primarily about playing with "animals and a hot bearded guy in the desert." But from the sound of things, it basically seems like that's the whole premise — which is sort of awesome and exactly what Ke$ha wanted to do all along.
"I wrote this song on an airplane in, like, 10 minutes and finished it with my mom. So it's one of my favorites. It's stupid and fun. You can't take it too seriously," she said. "And so, the video, I wanted it to be like a psychedelic trip of the mind, comparable with being so disgustingly in love with someone that you lose your head. So I ride an elephant — no big deal! — and, um, I dance around a cave with black-light body paint and a python. I was in a cave, in the desert, and it was really fun. This video was inspired by the Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' movie, the animation aspect. There's a little bit of [that] in there too."
Oh, and there's the bearded dude too. Turns out, Ke$ha wasn't trying to cash in on the burgeoning "urban woodsman" trend by casting a hirsute guy in the "Drug" video — she's actually been into guys with facial fuzz for a while now.
"I've always been into bearded dudes. Hello, I'm from Nashville, I'm into hillbillies," she laughed. "The redneck look is hot right now, and that's great for me. I'm over dudes trying to look like they're in boy bands."
Are you excited to see Ke$ha's new video? Do you love guys with beards too? Let us know in the comments!