Ke$ha’s Popstar Schooling On Rihanna Tour

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August 13, 2010 | 11:15am EST

Ke$Ha’s tour with Rihanna has been an educational experience – the Tik Tok newcomer credits the R&B star with helping her learn how to cope with “terrifying” arena gigs.

The duo embarked on their Last Girl on Earth Tour in the U.S. earlier this year and played New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden venue on Thursday.

And Ke$ha admits she was only able to push herself to perform in front of huge crowds because of the tactics she has learned while on the road with the Umbrella superstar.

She tells MTV.com, “I don’t know what she would be learning from me, aside from how to look like a maniac, but I definitely learned a lot from her. I’ve only been performing pop music for under a year, so I’m relatively new to the arena thing. It’s terrifying, so I really do, every night, watch her, and she’s so graceful and so sweet and so badass.

“She just always has such a good attitude. You just have to own it!”

And the singer admits she is eager to take the pair’s collaboration into the recording studio: “I would love to. I mean, it’s kind of been tossed around. There’s not really much time that we’ve spent writing and stuff on this tour, because it’s been so crazy, but it’s definitely an idea I’m not opposed to.”

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