Cannibal

Album: Cannibal (2010)
Charted: 77
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  • This grimy number is the title track from American pop singer Kesha's 2010 EP Cannibal. Originally planned to only be part of a re-release of Animal, the record was instead released both as a deluxe edition of her debut album as well as a stand alone EP.
  • The song finds Kesha singing about being a man-eating cannibal, eating "boys up, breakfast and lunch."
  • This song was co-penned by Kesha's mother, the Tennessee songwriter Pebe Sebert. Kesha's mom began her music career as a punk rock singer, before penning country hits such as Dolly Parton's 1980 chart-topper "Old Flames (Can't Hold a Candle to You)." She also co-wrote three tracks on her daughter's debut album including the hit single, "Your Love Is My Drug."
  • Kesha admitted to being a man-eater in an interview with Spin magazine: She explained: "When I really like somebody, it totally flips. But before I give two s--ts about a guy, I tend to treat him as my plaything, like a cat playing with her food before she eats it. It's kinda f---ed up."
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Comments: 2

  • Megan from Stevenson, AlOMG! Me and my friends listened to this on the way to prom! Ha! lol
  • Daniel from Winchester, OhKe$ha's a mastermind. xD The princess of pop. :DD
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