Ke$ha is hosting a party, and if you're not an overweight middle-aged man sporting a beard and/or a bandana, you're probably not invited.

The "Die Young" songstress has released a rowdy new video for "Crazy Kids," the third single off her sophomore studio album "Warrior," and in it she vacillates between two distinct personas: dreadlocked slum goddess and voluptuous She-Ra temptress (the ubiquitous also makes a cameo as a pinball-playing, bling-bedecked astronaut).

While all of this is reasonably diverting, the Darren Craig-directed clip nevertheless feels like another rote exercise in Ke$ha-ness; frankly, the "ghetto-licious" aesthetic and "look-ma-I'm-wearing-a-grill" posturing is starting to wear a little thin. Chalk it up to the law of diminishing returns: while the unabashed (albeit self-conscious) weirdness on display here would've perhaps been charming back in 2010, in 2013 it's more akin to a feeling of "been-there-done-that" and not all that interesting. Ok, so maybe it was never that interesting.

My grade for the video: C+. After watching it below, rate it for yourself at top left.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.