Kesha Tells Us The Essential Items She’s Bringing On Her Tour

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Do you love lamps as much as Kesha loves lamps?

Kesha's tours are unlike anything you've ever seen. The love and acceptance that pulse through the venue even before she hits the stage are, quite frankly, humbling. Her Animals are some of the nicest fans in the game. It takes a hard heart to not become one after seeing her live, and this tour, her Rainbow Tour, is no exception. It's downright life-affirming. Through the end of the year, Kesha's bringing her church of the weird and the wonderful across the States, and may or may not be picking up a few lamps along the way.

No, really. Kesha tells us all about her affinity for lamps, below, as she outlines her tour must-haves. After all, when you're out on the road for as long as Kesha is, you've gotta make a home wherever and however you can. And if that means beefing up your lamp collection, then so be it. The party truly doesn't start until a giant lamp walks on the tour bus. 

What beauty items do you bring?
DōTERRA oils. Peppermint is my favorite. [I also pack] Hourglass lightweight foundation for when I do the most minimal amount of makeup (any day I have off). I love this cruelty-free brand.

What about fashion items?
My narwhal onesie with a big rainbow that was given to me by my Animal, Nick, and Gucci sunglasses for when we have 5am bus hangs.

Do you carry a talisman?
I carry one of my grandfather's medals he wore through the Second World War to keep him safe.

What's one piece of music you bring with you?
The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album—especially for this tour.

Any books?
Be Here Now by Ram Dass.

What's something unexpected that comes with you on tour?
I have a small lamp hoarding problem. On almost every tour I happen to find amazing and huge lamps, and then buy them, and then realize there is nowhere to put them. Recently, when I found an amazing lamp in Pittsburgh, the only place to put it was in a bunk which meant that there was nowhere for one of us to sleep. I volunteered to sleep on the floor, but my guitar player, Ted, insisted that he actually wanted to sleep on the floor. This lamp problem happens at least once a tour. I buy a big, wonderful, unnecessarily giant lamp, and then everyone panics.

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Which one, though?

Kim Kardashian is suing fast fashion retailer Missguided, claiming that the brand uses her image to spark interest in and sell its clothing. This lawsuit comes a few days after a theory, that she may be selling her own vintage clothing designs to fast fashion brands so that they can rip them off, made its rounds on the internet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian's attorney Michael Kump writes that "Missguided systematically uses the names and images of Kardashian and other celebrities to advertise and spark interest in its website and clothing." Other celebrities that the brand has tagged on its Instagram include Cardi B and Dua Lipa, along with the other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kump uses the example of the Yeezy dress that Kim posted to Instagram, which was ripped off by the brand within a couple of hours. "Recently, for example, after Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of a dress that was made for her... Missguided quickly responded with its own Instagram post... boasting that it would be ripping off the design within 'a few days,'" Kump continues. "Missguided purposefully inserted Kardashian's Instagram username (@KimKardashian) into its post to capitalize on her celebrity status and social media following in promoting the sale of its upcoming product."

Kump also draws attention to the fact that the brand uses Kardashian's name so much that it may lead others to believe that she works with the brand, which, he wants to make clear, she does not: "Missguided's U.S. website has included entire pages that are devoted solely to the sale of clothing inspired by Kardashian, and on which Kardashian's name and likeness are prominently used without her permission to promote the products."

Some are noting that it's suspicious that Kardashian is not suing Fashion Nova, as well, since the brand most recently ripped off a vintage Mugler gown that Kardashian wore. Though it may be harder for Kardashian to make any claims since timestamps have revealed that the dress was made before Kardashian premiered the dress.



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He previously claimed to be a victim of a hate crime

According to reports, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested by the Chicago Police Department. As CNN outlines, he's facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report. If found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison.

The Empire star previously claimed that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime on January 29. He alleged that two masked men attacked him, tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and yelled, "This is MAGA country!" Brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were eventually arrested and brought in for questioning, during which news broke that one appeared on Empire and the other worked as Smollett's personal trainer. Now, according to both men and reports, it's being said that Smollett paid them to "orchestrate" the attack.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, have issued a statement regarding their client's defense. "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked," they told Deadline. "Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense."

If this is all true, this unfortunate turn of events should in no way take away from the fact that there is an abundant number of racially and sexually motivated attacks happening all of the time. They also still remain vastly underreported, so it's essential to listen to alleged victims, always.