Kesha has revealed how to correctly pronounce her name – and you might be surprised.
The 34-year-old singer took part in a trend on TikTok to set the record straight once and for all.
In a sitch with Mahogany LOX, Kesha introduced herself and explained that people often say her name incorrectly.
The video, which has been viewed more than 1.7 million times, starts off with a girl saying, “Tell me what your name is, and then tell me what people mispronounce it as,” to which Kesha, who was born Kesha Rose Sebert, then reveals how we should really be saying her name.
“My name is Kesha. Keh-shuh. Not Keisha. Not Ketchup. Kesha,” the star says in the clip.
Since being posted, the video has racked up almost two million likes and thousands of comments from fans who couldn’t believe they’d got it so wrong.
One person said: “So you’re telling me it’s not Ke-dollarsign-ha?”
Whilst another asked: “I genuinely want to know, did people seriously call you ketchup?!?!?”
Kesha’s mum, songwriter Pebe Sebert, explained the backstory behind her daughter’s unusual name in a TikTok video of her own.
She explained that her moniker is actually Hungarian.
“So the name Kesha is actually a Hungarian family name that Lagan [her oldest son] would’ve been named if he had been a girl,” says Sebert in the video.
“But since he wasn’t the name is actually pronounced Ke-tu-cha in Hungarian and I decided to make it easier and to make it Kesha. And that’s where Kesha came from.”