Ke$ha has decided to seek treatment for an eating disorder.
+ Ke$ha admitted herself into a rehab facility on Friday to treat an eating disorder. “I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I’ve found it hard to practice,” she said in a statement. “I’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder … to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am.” (MTV News)
+ Read highlights from Lorde’s Rookie interview with the online mag’s founder and editor-in-chief, Tavi Gevinson, in which the two fangirl out about Beyoncé, Arcade Fire, Taylor Swift, and Kanye West, among others. (MTV News)
+ Speaking of Kanye West, the “Bound 2” rapper has inspired a new digital currency called CoinYe. The creators envision CoinYe being “used to buy concert tickets, with cryptographically verified virtual tickets, and other ideas [they] can’t give away just yet.” For the record, Kanye is not a part of the venture. (RapFix)
+ Daft Punk’s upcoming Grammy performance, their first live gig since releasing Random Access Memories, just got bigger. The mysterious French duo will be joined by Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, and Nile Rodgers. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Jan. 26. (Pitchfork)
+ Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers — whose hits included “Bye Bye Love” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream” — died on Jan. 3 after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74. (MTV News)
+ Former G-Unit rapper Mazaradi Fox was shot and killed in Queens, N.Y. on Jan. 3. He was 42 years old. “Saddened by the news of Mazaradi’s tragic passing my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends,” 50 Cent tweeted. (MTV News)
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