Kesha is gearing up for the 2020 presidential elections with one question in mind: “What if rich, white, straight men didn’t rule the world anymore?”
The mega-talented singer/songwriter’s new and aptly-named song, “Rich, White, Straight Men,” unveiled on Monday (June 3), envisions a world without the current political leaders. “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 chants over sounds of coins hitting the ground and cash registers opening – a reference to the perceived money-driven political climate.
The strong message that the LA native sends is one that connects with many throughout the United States, especially during these polarizing political times. The bridge’s melody harkens back to the childhood favorite, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” as she muses “Twinkle, twinkle little star/How I wish the world was different/Where who you love and who you are/Was nobody’s f—ing business.” Listen to Kesha’s latest protest song here.