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Kesha has lashed out at the lyrics of her own song.

The outspoken singer has blasted her hit song Die Young - which was pulled from a huge number of radio playlists in the US following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre - claiming she was forced to sing the controversial words and always thought the content was inappropriate.

Writing a heartfelt message on her Twitter page, the 25-year-old hitmaker said: "I had my very own issues with 'die young' for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO (sic)."

"I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy. And I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express."

The song's hard-hitting lyrics include: "Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young. We're gonna die young. We're gonna die young."

According to gossip website TMZ, the singer has been subjected to abuse about the song on her social networking site.

She is also said to be listed as a co-writer of Die Young along with acclaimed produce Dr Luke, who has penned hits from Britney Spears.