Kesha Sings It For All Of Us On Her New Single ‘Rich, White, Straight, Men’

What if rich, straight, white men didn’t rule the world anymore?


by Bonnie McLaren |
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Kesha's new song is amazing - but the message behind it is even better. On surprise track - titled Rich, White, Straight, Men - the singer dreams of a more equal world for all, asking what would happen if ‘rich, straight, white men didn’t rule the world anymore’. (Hint: the gender pay gap probably wouldn't exist.)

‘And if you are a boy who loves a boy, you’ll get a wedding cake and all, and if you are a lady and you do your lady work, then you will make as many dollars as the boys, not just two thirds,’ she sings, before launching into ‘twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wish the world was different, where who you love and who you are was nobody’s fucking business.’

In a video posted to Instagram, she said about the track, 'I don’t know where it’s going to go or what it’s going to be on. I don’t want it to just sit on my computer.'

Listen to the theatrical (and ridiculously catchy) song below.

Kesha’s last album Rainbow was released two years ago. ‘Making Rainbow the album was such a therapeutic process and given the opportunity to turn it into a three dimensional piece of art has helped me find even deeper healing and catharsis,' she said, speaking about the accompanying documentary Rainbow – The Film. ‘I hope this film inspires others to never give up even if you feel full of hurt or lost, because after the storm comes a rainbow.’

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