KESHA dropped the dollar sign from her name in a bid to be taken more seriously.
The 27-year-old singer decided to change the stylisation of her name from Ke$ha earlier this year because she wants to be perceived as a serious recording artiste rather than a “one-trick pony” party animal.
The star’s friend Lady Lloyd exclusively told BANG Showbiz: “I hope she goes back to her old ways when we go out because we have a great time, but I think she’s now trying to change her image because she doesn’t get to release the best songs.
“On her albums, there’s gorgeous ballads but she hasn’t released one yet! The management (stop) her and don’t her release them, but that damages her sales a bit because people think she’s a one-trick pony.
“That’s why she’s dropped the dollar sign in her name because she’s going for a bit more of a (mature) image. It’s all about proving your-self and she wants people to see she can be deeper.” – BANG!