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Sleazy cover
Ke$ha
Written by Joshua Coleman
Kesha Sebert
Klas Åhlund
Lukasz Gottwald
Shondrae Crawford
Produced by Bangladesh
Benny Blanco
Dr. Luke
Length 3:25
(See official versions)
Album
Cannibal
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"Sleazy" is a song written by Ke$ha, It serves as the third track on Ke$ha's debut extended play Cannibal.

The song was written by Kesha alongside Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Benjamin Levin, Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford and Klas Åhlund, with production done by Bangladesh, Dr. Luke and Levin. While working on the album she enlisted the help of producer Bangladesh so that she could give her music a more distinct edge. Kesha uses a "sing-rap" vocal style throughout the song and uses layered vocals that are enhanced in some parts with the use of auto-tune. Lyrically the song speaks of wealthy men hitting on Kesha, trying to buy her attention. The song was later re-released featuring rapper André 3000. The collaboration came about after Kesha sent him a copy of the track in hopes that he would like it; they later spoke on the phone and André agreed to appear on the track. André's verse speaks about a young child dealing with his deadbeat father and also his friendship with Kesha. Critical reception of the song was generally positive with critics citing the song as a strong club number that is influenced by the songs of Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani and Lil Wayne. "Sleazy" charted in both Canada and the United States peaking at forty-six and fifty-one, respectively.

Background

While working on the album, Ke$ha enlisted the help of producer Bangladesh. He explained that Ke$ha chose to include him on the project because she wanted to add a tougher edge to her music, "She says she wanna be gangster."[1]

Remixes

André 3000 is featured on an official remix of the song, released digitally on January 18, 2011. Kesha explained to Rap-Up how she got him to record a verse for the song: "I sent him the track and was fully aware that he’s only been on a few songs in the past five years. But he ended up liking it. We got on the phone, and he said, ‘With a flow like that, you could definitely have a career as a rapper.’ It was the biggest compliment I’ve ever had. It was coming from a god!" She further elaborated that André 3000 is "one of my favorite musicians, lyricists, rappers, of all time."

After the release of the original remix with André, Kesha and co-producer of the track, Luke, decided that they wanted to remix the track again with the intention of adding some of Kesha's desired future collaborations. The first to add their verses to the track was Lil Wayne. Kesha and Wayne both happened to be in the studio on the same day as each other and she took the opportunity to ask him if he would participate in the remixing of the song. Following this Wiz Khalifa and T.I. were then asked to collaborate on the track. All three rappers agreed to write and appear on the song and with this the remix was completed. According to Kesha, the four rappers on the remix, titled "Sleazy Remix 2.0: Get Sleazier", are included because they are four of her favorite rappers. On December 7, 2011, she posted the following message on the internet, revealing that the song would be released exclusively to iTunes on December 13, 2011: "Get ready to get even $leazier with this sick collaboration I did with 4 of my favorite MCs of all time: Weezy, André 3000, Wiz Khalifa, and T.I., I opened the ‘Get $leazy’ tour with this song every night and it always got the party started ... Get ready, this is the SICKEST and SLEAZIEST version YET.$."

Official versions

  • Album version - 3:25
    • Instrumental version - 3:25
    • Acapella version - 3:25
  • Alternative version - 3:28
  • The Sleazy Remix - 3:49
  • Sleazy REMIX 2.0 Get Sleazier - 4:53

Music video

Music video Information
Sleazy Remix 2

Sleazy Remix 2.0 Get Sleazier

Released January 27, 2012
Length 4:51
Director Nicholaus Goossen
Producer
Filmed
Location
Vevo views 690,487

The music video for the song was directed by Nicholaus Goossen and was released on January 27, 2012. The director of the video enlisted actors and some of Kesha's friends to lip-sync over the song's production and verses. A drag queen performs Wiz' verses, while Napoleon Dynamite actor Efren Ramirez raps over André's verse, and finally an elderly man can be seen playing chess while lip-syncing to T.I's verse. Kesha and the featured artists on the remix cameo in the video for a short time where they are seen on television screens, which are later smashed by a man wearing a bandanna. Jessica Sager from PopCrush wrote that even with Kesha absent from the video it was still in her style, writing: "Even without Kesha, the remix video is still ... well, 'Kesha'." Rap-Up magazine wrote that the video was comical and unexpected. A director's cut version, featuring scenes with Kesha, was leaked on August 20, 2012.

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Lyrics

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
Get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
I'ma get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
I'ma get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

You can't imagine the immensity of the fuck I'm not giving
About your money my servants and the mansion you live in
I don't wanna go places where all my ladies can't get in
Just grab a bottle some boys and let's take it back to my basement

And get sleazy
Sick of all your lines so cheesy
Sorry daddy but I'm not that easy
I'm not gonna sit here while you circle-jerk-it and work it
I'ma take it back to where my man and my girls is

Sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
'Cause I'ma get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
'Cause I'ma get

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
Over to your place
Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
Over to your place

I don't mean to critique on your seduction technique
But but but your money's not impressin' me it's kinda weak
That that that you really think you're gonna get my rocks off
Get my top and socks off by showing me the dollars in your drop-box

Me and all my friends we don't buy bottles we bring 'em
We take the drinks from the tables when you get up and leave 'em
And I don't care if you stare when you call us scummy
'Cause we ain't after your affection and sure as hell not your money honey

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
Over to your place
Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
Over to your place

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
Get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
I'ma get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
I'ma get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

You can't imagine the immensity of the fuck I'm not giving
About your money my servants and the mansion you live in
I don't wanna go places where all my ladies can't get in
Just grab a bottle some boys and let's take it back to my basement

And get sleazy
Sick of all your lines so cheesy
Sorry daddy but I'm not that easy
I'm not gonna sit here while you circle-jerk-it and work it
I'ma take it back to where my man and my girls is

Sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
'Cause I'ma get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
'Cause I'ma get

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
All over your face
Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
All over your face

I don't mean to critique on your seduction technique
But but but your money's not impressin' me it's kinda weak
That that that you really think you're gonna get my rocks off
Get my top and socks off by showing me the dollars in your drop-box

Me and all my friends we don't buy bottles we bring 'em
We take the drinks from the tables when you get up and leave 'em
And I don't care if you stare when you call us scummy
'Cause we ain't after your affection and sure as hell not your money honey

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
All over your face
Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
All over your face

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Get sleazy

We start out so cute in our baby pictures
That momma shot for our daddy so that he wouldn't forget you
He forgot anyway but hey one day he'll remember
If not he's human I'm human you human we'll forgive him

God gives him his ultimatum can't see how momma hates him
He's such a cool ass guy then wonder why she date him
I'm only eight I'm not old enough guess it’s complicated
Two parent dwellings expelling have got so underrated

I only say this in cadence so it don't get negated
I was gon' save it for later but later look like maybe
This crazy lady named Ke$ha is guessing my Mercedes
Would be all new and frou-frou but it's the nineteen-eighties

But now that we a cool crew she sippin' Irish Baileys
She say Stacks you're true blue I said nah I'm Navy
I call her Kiesha she like it because it's hood to her
She call me André 6000 because I'm good to her

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

You can't imagine the immensity of the fuck I'm not giving
About your money my servants and the mansion you live in
I don't wanna go places where all my ladies can't get in
Just grab a bottle some boys and let's take it back to my basement

And get sleazy
Sick of all your lines so cheesy
Sorry daddy but I'm not that easy
I'm not gonna sit here while you circle-jerk-it and work it
I'ma take it back to where my man and my girls is

Sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
'Cause I'ma get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy, get sleazy
'Cause I'ma get

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
Over to your place
Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
Over to your place

I don't mean to critique on your seduction technique
But but but your money's not impressin' me it's kinda weak
That that that you really think you're gonna get my rocks off
Get my top and socks off by showing me the dollars in your drop-box

Me and all my friends we don't buy bottles we bring 'em
We take the drinks from the tables when you get up and leave 'em
And I don't care if you stare when you call us scummy
'Cause we ain't after your affection and sure as hell not your money honey

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
Over to your place
Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
Over to your place

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Okay I'm young and I'm tatted
I get them bucks like an addict
Rockin' this Christian Dior I spend so much on my fabric
I got a wifey at home and what she wants she can have it
And she in love with my stick she say I work it like magic

Okay now no need to panic I'm on a beach where the sand is
Somewhere smokin' on medication no I won't need a bandage
Some would look at my age and try to say I'm young and I'm handsome
I say I'm filthy fucking rich so I'm an old dirty bastard

And my cribs a disaster and my kush is the master
I was in my yellow car but my Ferrari go faster
Sounding like a band in it and my diamonds the dancers
On the remix with Ke$ha 'bout to go see the cashier

On the grind so now my watch has got a lot of diamonds in it
I look down and see a hundred thou' and think it's time to get it
Brought a lot of marijuana and I'm here to share it
No it's not a problem better get it then I won't be here tomorrow lil' momma

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

We start out so cute in our baby pictures
That momma shot for our daddy so that he wouldn't forget you
He forgot anyway but hey one day he'll remember
If not he's human I'm human you human we'll forgive him

God gives him his ultimatum can't see how momma hates him
He's such a cool ass guy then wonder why she date him
I'm only eight I'm not old enough guess it's complicated
Two parent dwellings expelling have got so underrated

I only say this in cadence so it don't get negated
I was gon' save it for later but later look like maybe
This crazy lady named Ke$ha is guessing my Mercedes
Would be all new and frou-frou but it's the nineteen-eighties

But now that we a cool crew she sippin' Irish Baileys
She say Stacks you're true blue I said nah I'm Navy
I call her Kiesha she like it because it's hood to her
She call me André 6000 because I’m good to her

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Hey Ke$ha what up boo it's me
Do you know what to do wit' me
Bad bitches I got two with me
With you better make it two or three
Bad bitches know me so don't bother introducing me
They want me more than diamonds
Wipe me down bitch I'm super clean

I'm hella cold mega paid making moves doing things
Bitches stay queued and they all wanna do the king
I'm balling royalty knew it when I seen her
I was gonna take her make her my new royal penis cleaner

My demeanor something special and this dick is so impressive
Bitch I bet you take it off and take it with you if I let you
I ain't trippin' I'm just here they couldn't catch you and I got you
Bitch my swag on super natural get you pregnant looking at you
I ain't nothing like them other dudes I'm an atom bomb they a molecule
Still paid ballin' out the frame stuntin' like a fool

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
Over to your place
Rat-a-tat-tat on your dum-dum drum
The beat's so phat gonna make me come
Over to your place

We be on that shit that no one be on
That's what we on smoke that neon Kings of Leon
Dynamite Napoleon got some skinnies and a T on
And some Vans and my man's got the ratchet
While I'm laying in some pussy you'll be laying in a casket

I'm just saying I'm just spazzing
I'm just smashing I'm just nasty
If you 'bout it bust it open you fancy
Man I got so many flows like a mansion
Catch a tantrum know a girl named Cleopatra
She'll throw that pussy at cha

I'm financially straight
Like a line I ain't lyin
All my hoes on they toes
Ballerina Black Swan
And we on that Cîroc Grey Goose Patrón
It's Weezy baby sleazy baby yeah

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

I don't need you or your brand new Benz
Or your bougie friends
I don't need love lookin' like diamonds
Lookin' like diamonds

Get sleazy

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