Iggy Pop Collaborates with Ke$ha, Rages at EMI over Album Rejection

Iggy Pop Collaborates with Ke$ha, Rages at EMI over Album Rejection
"Sleazy" Top 40 popster Ke$ha is no stranger to big-name collabs, having previously worked with Lil Wayne and the Flaming Lips, among others, but the "Tik Tok" singer has upped the stakes with news that iconic proto-punk Iggy Pop will contribute to her next as-yet-untitled LP.

Ke$ha broke the news recently via Twitter, posting a picture of the pair in the studio (see above), and relaying the following message: "its a fk!ng dream come true to be collaborating w my IDOL! the original WILD CHILD. Iggy + I got a song for yall on my next record…get ready."

Gigwise reports that the singer has a lust for lifers, having expressed interest in getting Keith Richards for the album as well, but thus far it looks like a Keef and Ke$ha collab isn't in the cards. That said, a release date for the follow-up to 2010's Animal is still pending. Keep reaching for those stars, Ke$ha.

In other Iggy Pop news, the singer's covers set Apres was issued yesterday (May 9) digitally, after having been apparently rejected by Virgin EMI. A press conference with Pop revealed he wasn't too pleased with the decision.

"They would have preferred that I do a rock album with popular punks, sort of like 'Hi Dad!' I was not going to do that!" he said, perhaps forgetting about 2003's Green Day and Sum 41-assisted Skull Ring. "What has a record company ever done for me but humiliate and torment and drag me down?

"They didn't want it. They didn't think they would make any money, they didn't think my fans would like it -- very sensible attitudes for a sensible sort of person -- but that's a different sort of person than I am."