Ke$ha Channels Rapunzel in Racy Floral Photo Shoot (PHOTOS)

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Ke$ha looks amazing at the American Music Awards.
The upscale Ke$ha didn’t last for long.

The 25-year-old songstress — who debuted a more glamorous look at the 2012 American Music Awards — is channeling a grungy Rapunzel in a series of provocative shots to promote her upcoming album Warrior. In the snaps, the singer styles her blond locks in long braids with floral embellishments — and dons outfits ranging from scarlet vixen to seductive warrior.

Pictures from the flower-themed shoot were unveiled as controversy continues to swirl around Ke$ha’s hit single “Die Young.”

On Tuesday, several radio stations stopped playing her hit “Die Young” in the wake of the tragic Connecticut  shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Initially, Ke$ha responded by tweeting “I understand,” she continued, “I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.”

“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 lyrics state, “Let’s make the most of this night/Like we’re gonna die young,” but in September Ke$ha explained to Carson Daly on AMP Radio, “It’s a celebration song, which I’m obviously known for writing those, but this one, the concept of it was to live each and every single day like it’s your last and to always remain having a youthful spirit no matter how old I get.”

This week, she said in a new statement, “The point of the song is the importance of living every day to the fullest and saying young at heart. These are things I truly believe.”

See the lyrics for “Die Young” on DirectLyrics.

Click through the gallery to see Ke$ha’s racy photo shoot. Then tell us, which snap do you like best? And do you think “Die Young” should be pulled from the airwaves?

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