AUSTIN, Texas — Perez Hilton has never been one to shy away from a good old-fashioned feud, and in recent weeks, he's set his sights on one of pop music's reigning queens,
It seems Hilton has grown tired of Ke$ha's antics — and he's vowed to bring her down, partially by starting an anti-Ke$ha Twitter topic (#KeshaWho) and launching into lengthy tirades against her whenever someone puts a microphone in front of his face. Which is basically what he did when MTV News caught up with him backstage at his South by Southwest party in Austin this past weekend.
"On Twitter, there was a trending topic started by me, '#KeshaWho,' because I'm over Ke$ha. I'm over Ke$ha because she is more and more proving herself to be an American Lily Allen — and I don't mean that as a compliment," Hilton said. "I can disassociate myself and my feelings about someone from their music. People may not believe this, but I love Lily Allen's music. I've never dissed Lily Allen's music, I've just dissed her. And Ke$ha is like the American Lily Allen: a trash-talking train wreck."
That's a pretty harsh assessment coming from Hilton, considering he and Allen have engaged in a rather nasty (and pretty hilarious) war of words over the past year. But just what does Hilton hate most about Ke$ha? Well ...
"She upsets me. I love Ke$ha's music, but I don't like her. I hate the stupid dollar sign in her name. I hate the stupid nose ring. I hate the stupid makeup. I hate the fact that she looks like she smells and never showers," Hilton said. "I hate the fact, especially, that Ke$ha is horrid live. I don't think I've ever seen Ke$ha give one good live TV performance. Not one ... and [she's] been talking trash about everyone lately, from Britney Spears to Justin Bieber, and I just had enough. And I think a lot of people agreed, hence, '#KeshaWho' becoming a trending topic on Twitter."
It bears mention that, for the moment, this feud appears to be pretty one-sided. Ke$ha hasn't responded to Hilton's barbs, and via her Twitter account, she apologized over the weekend for calling Bieber "a tiny little baby" in a recent Maxim interview.
A spokesperson for Ke$ha had no comment on Hilton's statements when contacted by MTV News.