Kesha is currently doing the rounds of the media to promote her return to pop music with the pretty-damned-excellent new single ‘Praying‘, and as expected, questions have come up about her notorious red-carpet run-in with Jerry Seinfeld.
A quick refresher: earlier this year, the comedian was giving an interview at a gala event when the singer rushed up to him and requested a hug. He had no idea who she was, and rebuffed her advances not once, not twice, but thrice:
The embarrassment would be enough to make anyone question every life choice that led them to that moment, and in an interview with SiriusXM on Friday, the singer admitted that she “should have known better” than to have a go.
“I felt like I was five years old,” she said of the excruciating moment when Jerry brushed her off. “I was instantly like, oh fuck me. I like somehow ended up in my own mini-episode of Seinfeld for like five seconds.”
“He’s just not a huggy guy, that’s fine,” said the singer, who has copped to being obsessed with the show. “But as soon as he didn’t hug me, I was like, oh, this is going to be everywhere.”
She wasn’t wrong – within days, the video had gone viral as hell, and the city of Melbourne even scored itself a mural of the instantly-iconic moment.
For what it’s worth, though, Kesha eventually score a tender hug from another of her idols, legendary folk musician and erstwhile road walker downer Bob Dylan. She went on to explain:
I had a moment where I was thinking to myself, ‘Wow, maybe I should stop trying to hug everyone and attack them,’ and then I was like, ‘fuck that, no. I like hugging. Hugging is magical. Hugging is beautiful.’ My idol in life, Bob Dylan, agreed to meet up with me because we were playing in the same festival and I was so scared because I had just got hug-denied. I was a little hug-traumatised. I walked up and just kind of like stood there and smiled and he just opened his beautiful arms and gave me the most wonderful, healing, Bob Dylan hug … and I just could care less about anything else.
You keep doing you, Kesha.
Source: Page Six.