Stephen

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  • Kesha wrote this song about a guy she's been "stalking" since the age of 15. She told MTV News: "I'm really excited for people to hear the song called 'Stephen' that I wrote about this guy that I've been stalking since I was, like, 15, but he's a total loser, so I don't want to glorify him in any way."

    Kesha added that in the end, it all worked out for her. "He wouldn't call me, and I could not wrap my brain around why he wouldn't call me," she said. "That was a victorious mission in the end. Ha! I have the last laugh."
  • Kesha told Digital Spy that this is one of her favorite tracks from Animal as it "shows the vulnerable side of me but it's still a funny pop song. It's me saying I'm totally obsessive and in love with this guy, but he's blowing me off in a pretty funny way."

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