Ke$ha writes tribute essay about Danny McBride's TV character

KE$HA has penned an ode to her favorite TV character for the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, revealing she'll miss Kenny Powers when comedy series EASTBOUND & DOWN ends after its current season.

The Die Young singer admits she's "obsessed" with Danny McBride's irreverent former baseball star character, and she feels she can relate to the "all-American hillbilly white-trash hero" on a "really deep level" - and she's upset she never got the chance to make a cameo on the show, like Marilyn Manson, who agreed to appear without his ghoulish make-up on a recent episode.

In her Rolling Stone essay, the pop star writes, "(Powers and I) are both oblivious, missing social cues about what's appropriate. We both have a really dark and obscene sense of humor, which my publicists tell me I have to tone down.

"But Kenny doesn't tone it down. He owns that s**t. I am proud to be his female embodiment.

"I always wanted to guest on Eastbound - just be some trashy girl on the Jet Ski with my shirt off."