Kesha records message to Kent State fans


In this 2013 file photo, Kesha is seen performing at the Hollywood Bowl.

Benjamin VanHoose

Pop singer Kesha recorded a brief message to all her Golden Flashes fans ahead of her Homecoming Weekend concert.

“Kent State … I’m coming to see you guys,” she said in the video. “I better see you guys there; it’s going to be super fun. I love you, bye.”

Kesha delivers the 15-second video [seen below] in full makeup, including a gold, glittery “K” under one eye, and a heart under the other. The video was posted to social media by the Kent State Undergraduate Student Government, the organization responsible for booking entertainment acts for on-campus events.

Known for such pop staples as “TiK ToK” and “Your Love Is My Drug,” Kesha will join hip-hop singer PartyNextDoor on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the M.A.C. Center. The event was announced Sunday evening by the USG, and tickets went on sale Tuesday morning.

As part of the Kesha and the Creepies Tour, she also held concerts in Cleveland and Cincinnati over the summer.

Kesha is slated to perform at Ohio State University Friday. She also recorded a message to Ohio State students, promising a standout show.

“Y’all better be there because it’s going to be … amazing,” she said in the video. “I’m bringing my ‘A’ game.”

Kesha found her way into many headlines recently after she dropped sexual abuse charges against music producer Lukasz Gottwald. Fans expressed support for her by trending the hashtag #FreeKesha during the trial developments.

Doors open for the Kent State performance at 6 p.m.

Benjamin VanHoose is an assigning editor for the Kent Stater. Contact him at