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Kesha slams online body shamers

Kesha preemptively shut down body shamers after posting a photo of herself in a bikini on Instagram.

The Tik Tok star enjoyed a Palm Springs, California getaway over the Easter weekend (25-27Mar16), and kept her followers updated on her vacation by posting shots online.


In one picture, Kesha is lying on her stomach on the steps of a swimming pool, wearing a black bikini and sunglasses. However, the pop star anticipated negative feedback from Internet trolls, and warned her followers she was ready for their remarks.


"not a slave to perfection right now," she wrote. "f**k it... body shamers please f**k off ain't nobody got time for it. @lhorizonpalmsprings in my skivvies."


Kesha has previously been open about her body issues, after taking time out of the spotlight in order treat an eating disorder in rehab in early 2014.


Following the stint, she penned a candid article for British Elle magazine about how her body image problems had escalated out of control.


Kesha wrote, "The music industry has set unrealistic expectations for what a body is supposed to look like, and I started becoming overly critical of my own body because of that. I felt like people were always lurking, trying to take pictures of me with the intention of putting them up online or printing them in magazines and making me look terrible.


"I became scared to go out in public, or even use the internet. I may have been paranoid, but I also saw and heard enough hateful things to fuel that paranoia.


"I felt like a liar, telling people to love themselves as they are, while I was being hateful to myself and really hurting my body. I wanted to control things that were in my power, but I was controlling the wrong things. I convinced myself being sick, being skinny, was part of my job."