Whirring sirens and post-apocalyptic stage design certainly set the tone for Ke$ha’s energetic American Music Awards performance on Sunday (November 21). Surrounded by keyboards, Ke$ha kicked it all off in a glowing robot helmet and began her Animal track, “Take It Off.”
Soon she was surrounded by dancers, some of whom broke through mirrors to join the singer on the stage as she transitioned into her Cannibal track “We R Who We R.” For the performance, Ke$ha let her hair down and graced the stage in a mirrored bodysuit and leather jacket. She danced and gyrated her way through the track off her latest release, out this week.
When she wasn’t dancing, she played a white guitar as confetti fell from the ceiling toward the song’s synth filled and Auto-Tuned finale. As the song wrapped, she turned the guitar around and revealed that it said “hate” with a slash through it. She destroyed the guitar as sparks flew from behind her.
“This year has been carnivorous and life-changing. I have my rowdy, gorgeous fans to thank for taking me on the ride of a lifetime,” she said in a statement. “My only goal with this record is to keep them dancing,” she said of the new album. “The songs on Cannibal were made to inspire people to ignore any hate or judgment and be themselves unapologetically. It’s the perfect companion to Animal and I hope you guys like it. And if you don’t like it — bite me.”
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