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Kesha Shares TikTok About How To Correctly Pronounce Her Name

Kesha Shares TikTok About How To Correctly Pronounce Her Name

It's definitely not ketchup

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Musician Kesha has revealed that some people have been pronouncing her name wrong for years and years.

So, whilst it seems as if most of us have been getting it right, she made a TikTok video clarifying the point for anyone who has been saying it incorrectly.

It's not 'Kee-sha', nor is it 'Ketchup' - she says - but 'Keh-sha'.

Seriously, who has been saying Ketchup? Surely no-one, right?

Either way, the 'Timber' singer decided that she'd had enough, as clearly enough people are saying it wrong for her to want to set the record straight.

Responding to a TikTok about how names are pronounced correctly, she said: "My name is Kesha. Keh-sha,

"Not Keisha. Not Ketchup. Kesha."

Fair play. It's actually not that difficult, is it?

In another video, Kesha's mum Pebe Sebert told the story of how she came up with he daughter's fairly unusual name.

It turns out that she decided to make life easier for her after deciding on a Hungarian name.

She explained: "So, the name Kesha is actually a Hungarian family name that [Kesha's older brother] Lagan would've been named if he had been a girl,

"But since he wasn't, the name is actually pronounced Ke-ta-cha in Hungarian. And so, I decided to make it easier and to make it Kesha."

Very thoughtful of her.


Kesha has recently returned to the limelight after a period away from the music world following rehab for an eating disorder, as well as her public legal battle with her former producer and record label executive Lukasz 'Dr Luke' Gottwald, who she claimed abused and raped her.

Last year, she returned with album 'High Road' and said: "I think it's about reclaiming my happiness and my voice and all aspects of my life, and not living in the tragedy of what everyone knows I've been through,

"Kind of a defiance against being stuck and pigeonholed in one place forever, because of one situation."

Gottwald strongly denied all of the allegations made against him and countersued Kesha for defamation and breach of contract.


The lawsuit is ongoing, but a judge in New York dismissed Kesha's claims in 2016, and she remains contractually tied to Gottwald.

New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich said that lack of jurisdiction, as well as failure to find facts to prove the allegations was the reason that she rejected most of Kesha's counter claims against Gottwald.

In court documents, the judge wrote: "Kesha failed to plead that any of the alleged discrimination occurred in New York State or City ... the court has no jurisdiction over".

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Celebrity, Music, US Entertainment, TikTok