Knowing Ke$ha is a Pixies fan endeared her to The Amp a long time ago, but we learned three more things about the pop star recently that made us want to run out and buy her Black Friday disc "Cannibal":
Ke$ha's unusual AMAs dress wasn't just made out of spools of VCR tapes -- they were her own recordings of cult classics from the '80s and '90s salvaged from a disaster. "When Nashville flooded earlier this year, all my favorite VHS tapes from when I was little -- 'Wayne's World,' 'The Lost Boys' -- were in my basement and got destroyed. I was watching 'Lost Boys' recently and thought, 'I should wear the insides of this tape as my dress at the AMAs,' " she told Spin.
• Her ideal man is a pirate.
When asked about her turn-ons by Complex, Ke$ha named quarters. Like, a bag of money. "Like a big bearded guy with a bag of quarters. I think it's some weird pirate fantasy that was unfulfilled in a past lifetime."
• She knows her job description.
"I think part of the job of a pop star is to be a little bit obnoxious," she told Vulture, "so I think I'm doing my job well."
[Photo: Mazur AMA 2010/WireImage.com]
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