“We R Who We R” is from Kesha’s her first extended play, Cannibal (2010). The song was released on October 2010. It was written by Kesha, with Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Ammo. Kesha was inspired to write the song in the wake of news that bullying had led to multiple suicides of gay youth in hopes that it would become a pride anthem. The song is intended to inspire people to be themselves, and as a celebration of anyone deemed quirky or eccentric.
The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the seventeenth song in the chart’s history to do so. The song also reached number one in the United Kingdom. The song became Kesha’s fifth consecutive solo top ten hit in North America.