This should surprise zero percent of you, but Ke$ha‘s new video for her single ‘Crazy Kids’ is pretty effing weird. Yeah let me say that again, just to make sure you didn’t miss any of it — this girl with the dollar sign in her name who’s infamous for having sex with ghosts and drinking her own urine? Yeah, her new song, with the word ‘crazy’ literally in the title? The video for it? It’s weird. In case you weren’t expecting that.
The song itself sounds like most Ke$ha music, so that’s not the weird part; the main thing drawing my eye is the styling, which I feel comfortable referring to as ‘gangster Dora The Explorer‘. Ke$ha is dressed like Dora would be if she worked at a gas station at age sixteen and came back from a family vacation to Aruba with a full head of those ill-advised white girl cornrows. There’s kind of a hint of Nicki Minaj to her outfit considering we’re working with a bustier, a plaid shirt, a grill, Daisy Dukes and garters, but she’s also got one of the Pan’s Labyrinth eyes going on on her palm, so Ke$ha has officially thrown me off the scent.