Sad news for fans looking forward to that Flaming Lips-Ke$ha collaboration that Wayne Coyne had promised. Look like that won’t be happening anymore. Coyne tweeted today that the album had been called off, “As of now . . . sadly there will be no Lip$ha . . . I can't say why . . . It is sad . . ." Rolling Stone confirmed the news with The Flaming Lips label, Warner Bros. earlier today.
The idea began when The Lips and Ke$ha collaborated on “2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)” for The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends album. Coyne told Rolling Stone that what Ke$ha and The Lips had in common was that they are both freaks. "We knew that she was a fan," he said. "She's a lot of fun and crazy and open to ideas and she's creative. She's all these things that you don't know."
The now defunct project, dubbed Lip$ha, was originally announced in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session. As recent as a month ago, Coyne still had intentions of going through with the album telling Rolling Stone, "We're going to do it," Coyne said. "I don't know how exactly and when exactly, but yeah, I know for sure that we are continuing to make music and I know for sure from her end and our side of it, we are going to put it out."
Fans have responded to the news and are pretty upset about it. Many blame Dr. Luke, who they accuse of being too controlling.
— Tammy (@flippedoutfrak) November 7, 2013
@waynecoyne what? Why? I've been looking forward to this ever since Ke$ha and you started working together...urgh — Dav (@KeshaWolfPack) November 7, 2013
@waynecoyne I'm pissed at Dr. Luke and i feel bad for Ke$ha, and you.
— chloe (@chloebrookesuxx) November 7, 2013
We can only hope that Lip$ha will happen some day in the future. Let us know what you think in the comments below!