KE$HA regrets criTIcising Britney Spears - because she has since learned to respect the WOMANIZER star.
The TiK ToK singer hit the headlines earlier this month (Mar10) after she took aim at Spears for lip-synching during her live concerts.
Ke$ha even blasted Spears in a track called Styrofoam, in which she sang, "In ten years, Britney Spears... Britney who?"
But now the star, real name Kesha Rose Sebert, has retreated, insisting she admires Spears and that the lyric wasn't even her idea.
She says, "I didn't write that bit. That was from when I was 15. I have to admit now I regret even singing that because I have mad respect for her."