(omg-yahoo!) - Pop star Ke$ha is known for her candid – sometimes wacky – comments, like that she's "made out with chicks," as she told Entertainment Weekly in 2010, or that she went "to the bone zone with a ghost," as the 25-year-old mentioned on "Conan" last month. Those statements make for good headlines, but it feels like she manufactured them just for shock value. So it's refreshing to read Ke$ha's interview in the new issue of Seventeen magazine, in which the singer reveals a softer side, even further explaining her attraction to women. "I don't love just men," she says. "I love people. It's not about a gender. It's just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you're with."
Ke$ha's offbeat personality has helped her to earn both male and female haters alike, but she insists that it doesn't bother her. "I used it to motivate me then, and I still do," Ke$ha notes. "I remember every person who told me I couldn't do something or that I was ugly or too fat. I have a 's*** list'...people from my past who have been soulless and judgmental. Even after I got through my awkward phase, got my braces off, and figured out how to dress my body, people in the music business were like, 'You're never going to make it.' I see them now and I'm like, 'Ha!' That's one of the reasons I named my record Warrior. You can be a victim and let that eat your soul, or you can say, 'You're going on my list and I'm going to prove you wrong!'"