Ke$ha shows her love for America with… face paint (9 photos)

Ke$ha loves America so much that she had her face painted with the American flag. She is the latest cover girl for V Magazine's Americana issue. Check out interview highlights below:

On her new album's sound:
"Some people will be shocked. Some will also be excited to know that I don’t just do silly white-girl rap. I’m from the South, I have a lot of soul. But trust me—it’s not going to be some avant-garde jazz record. I innately write pop songs. That’s just what I do.”

On her upbringing:
“My very first memory is when we lived in Van Nuys, running around barefoot. Shortly thereafter we moved to Tennessee, which was a lot of hiking and rope-swinging. I always coveted a Trans-Am, which is now my ride of choice.”

On whether she feels she's today’s working-class pop star:
“I do feel like there is an element of what I’m doing that is about where I come from, which is working-class. I was never the cool kid, I was never hot in high school. I was never popular. You don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to be rich and you can still be successful.”

Check out more highlights at V Magazine!

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