Kesha Once Described Her Experience Seeing Alien Spaceships

Kesha is a chart-topping musician who has become known for her powerful lyrics. The singer went through some dark times and struggles during her rise to fame, and these experiences have undoubtedly influenced her work. 

Aside from her personal struggles, however, the singer had another influence that helped her create a unique single on her 2017 album, Rainbow. It’s an interesting belief that many other celebrities share, and a subject that intrigues many of us….

Kesha: Music runs in the family

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According to All Music, Kesha isn’t the only one with musical talent in her family. Her mother is a songwriter, having spent decades penning lyrics for famous musicians. Kesha was born in Los Angeles but moved to Nashville when she was just four years old. She later returned to her birthplace because she had dreams of starting her own music career. 

She was nearly done with high school when she made the move, ditching her plans to study psychology at Columbia. Her impressive demo tapes helped her get a foot in the door, and she was soon singing background vocals and writing songs. In 2009, she got a huge break–she contributed the vocals to Flo Rida’s catchy hit, “Right Round.”

After the success of that single, Kesha signed with RCA. Her debut album, Animal, was released in 2010. She followed that up with an EP, Cannibal, just months later. Songs like “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R” dominated the charts. She was on a quick rise to stardom. 

Her songs were influenced by hard times and spaceships

Kesha’s rise to fame might have looked like a dream to those on the outside, it was anything but… 2014 was an incredibly difficult year for the young musician. She spent months in rehab seeking treatment for bulimia, and made the tough decision to sue her former producer, Dr. Luke. She accused him of sexual assault, emotional abuse, and harassment. 

Kesha’s lawsuit against Dr. Luke wasn’t just personal–she also sued him for bad business practices. She was finally released from Dr. Luke’s record label in 2016. During this time, Kesha had been working on her third album, Rainbow.

Many fans thought the harrowing battle with Dr. Luke was the inspiration behind the smash hit, “Praying.” Bustle points out that the song most likely has a broader message, though, and wasn’t solely written about Dr. Luke. Kesha herself reflected on the song, saying, “I hope this song reaches people who are in the midst of struggles, to let them know that no matter how bad it seems now, you can get through it. If you have love and truth on your side, you will never be defeated. Don’t give up on yourself.”

Her songs weren’t all influenced by her struggles, though. One song in particular had a very interesting source–UFOs. Aptly named “Spaceships”, the single came about after Kesha had her own experience with the flying spacecraft. People recalled her appearance on the Zach Sang Show, where she shared her extraterrestrial encounter:

“I look up in the sky and there’s a bunch of spaceships. I swear to God, there were like five to seven, and I don’t know why I didn’t like try to take a picture of it — I just looked at it. I was sitting on a rock, and I was like, ‘What in the hell is that?’ I was trying to figure it out, and then they went away. And then they came back. I was like, ‘Those are f—ing aliens.’ They were spaceships!”

Kesha isn’t alone…

Kesha certainly isn’t the only celebrity to believe in extraterrestrial life. People recently compiled a list of celebs who believe there is life out in that starry sky….

Music icon Katy Perry thinks we would be pretty small-minded to believe that we are the only ones in the universe. “I look up into the stars and I imagine: How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form?”

Megan Fox doesn’t draw the line at aliens — the actress has many beliefs that others might find a bit strange, including ghosts and Bigfoot. Emily Deschanel used her sister Zooey’s belief in aliens to tease her when they were kids. She told Zooey “the Neptunians had killed my real sister and replaced her with a facsimile who looked just like her.”

Last, but not least (and this one should come as no surprise)–William Shatner. The beloved Star Trek actor had quite a lot to say on the subject–“There is no doubt that there is life out there; the mathematics of it lead you to that absolute conclusion. In my mind, there is no doubt that the universe teems — teems! — with life in all its forms.”

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