Everyone’s favorite pop punch line is back. The 25-year-old “Tik Tok” singer poses for a series of patriotic photos for V Magazine’s Americana issue. Snapped by Inez and Vinoodh, Ke$ha sports USA flag-inspired wardrobe and makeup for the publication’s June 2012 issue.

For the accompanying interview, Ke dollar sign ha talks about her upcoming album. Knowing her music reaches millions of people, she felt the new album should have a positive message instead of the drunken partying attitude of her debut. The underlying theme for the new album is “warrior“. If you’re worried she’s going to the extreme and tone it down completely, don’t be. Ke$ha says, “it’s not going to be some avant-garde jazz record. I innately write pop songs. That’s just what I do.” Read a few other memorable quotes from her interview with V Magazine below.

Regarding The Paparazzi

“When paparazzi showed up at my house, it was really mind-boggling. I’ve found ways to do exactly what I want, but in the privacy of my own sanctuaries. I have wild, wild nights [in the woods], but my friends and I are all really private. We get f–king crazy, but you’re not going to see me stumbling out of nightclubs.”

Comparisons With Other Pop Stars

“I do feel like there are the pop stars of the world and then I’m like their dirty little sister, running around with shit on my face in combat boots because I can’t walk in heels.”

Her Fans

“I try to include my fans in my message. I do feel like there is an element of what I’m doing that is about where I come from, which is working-class. I was never the cool kid, I was never hot in high school. I was never popular. You don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to be rich and you can still be successful.”

For more pics and to read the entire interview, head over to www.vmagazine.com.