keshagala061411_03_X17crop230.jpgKe$ha is hoping to clear the air regarding the lyrics to her hit song "Die Young."

The 25-year-old singer received criticism following the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The songstress released the following statement:

    After such a tragic event I was feeling a lot of emotion and sadness when I said I was forced to sing some of the lyrics to Die Young.

    Forced is not the right word. I did have some concerns about the phrase “die young” in the chorus when we were writing the lyrics especially because so many of my fans are young and that’s one reason why I wrote so many versions of this song. But the point of the song is the importance of living every day to the fullest and staying young at heart, and these are things I truly believe."


This statement is very different from the singer's Tweet earlier this week. Ke$ha had written, "i understand. I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.”

The controversial Tweet has since been deleted.