I have lots of problems with Miley Cyrus, namely her at-times idiotic behavior, but I find her music fun and enjoy her voice, especially when it’s been stripped down. I loved her pre-Bangerz, “Backyard Sessions” phase, when she covered songs like “Jolene,” her voice rich and clear as a bell. Last night, “Unplugged: Miley Cyrus” aired on MTV and featured a somewhat in-between version of Miley — both the country girl and the hip-hop-loving goofball. Clad in a gingham onesie, with a plush horse mascot by her side, Miley sang countrified versions of songs like “Do My Thang,” “Wrecking Ball,” and “Rooting For My Baby.” She was also joined on stage by none other than Madonna, and the two duetted on a mashup of Madge’s “Don’t Tell Me” and Miley’s “We Can’t Stop.” Obviously, there was still some twerking involved. If you can put aside their collective asshole-ish-ness, it’s actually pretty fun. Watch their duet above and a few other clips after the jump! [MTV] Keep reading »
“It’s actually really funny how many people could watch my performance, and they think it was, like, sexist and degrading to women, and somehow people found that it was racist, which I couldn’t even wrap my mind around. Because I’m like: ‘How do I win? If I have white dancers, then I’m racist. If I have black girl dancers, then I’m racist.’ We know we’re not racist, and I know I’m not putting down women. People got a rise out of me saying that I was a feminist, but I am. I’m telling women be whoever you want to be.”
Oh Miley, Miley, Miley. Here she is in the New York Times this weekend proving she, still, so doesn’t get why people were offended that she spanked a Black woman onstage at the VMAs. I’m not entirely surprised that an ex-Disney star doesn’t have the a developed sense of racism and intersectional feminism, but I would have hoped she’d be slightly more intellectual than to think than employing black backup dancers makes her not racist.
Here’s what Miley had to say when she was asked by the Times whether her personal thinking about race changed this year: Keep reading »
“Adore You” is perhaps the best example on Miley Cyrus’s latest album, Bangerz, that the girl can sang. Vocally, the song is just great. However, the video, which debuted today, is just hilarious. Watch as Miley, sans fards, writhes around in a nude bra and panties beneath billowing white sheets, holding a video camera as she rubs her body and mouth in ecstasy. I mean, so much excessive mouth touching, I can’t deal. I hope she washed her hands.
“I don’t think I realized what 19 truly is, and I got engaged at 19 and I definitely wouldn’t change being engaged. It was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years. But now I wait for those moments of silence, when I’m just at my house by myself. … I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think conquering that fear this year was actually bigger than any other transition that I had this entire year. I don’t ever want to have to need someone again where you feel like, without them, you can’t be yourself.”
Is that really Miley Cyrus talking? That girl in the cat-patterned playsuit who twerks on Father Christmas and lights joints onstage? She’s taken a minute from screaming “PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEEEE!” to do an interview for “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2013.” While I beg to disagree that Miley is fascinating — I mean, maybe in like a five-car pileup way? — she did say something refreshingly mature to Babs. Miley doesn’t regret getting engaged to Liam Hemsworth but said she stayed engaged to him way longer than she should have because she was afraid of being alone. She sure isn’t the only person to have this fear, not by a long shot, and good for her to realize it at 21. Yes, let’s keep this up. More self-awareness please! [E! Online] [Image via Getty]
I believe Miley has tried to make a name for herself lately by being that girl you never know what to expect from. Except, we’ve come to know exactly what to expect from Miley and that is twerking. Twerking on everything. So no one should be the slightest bit surprised that Miley twerked on Santa at KIIS FM’s annual Jingle Ball over the weekend. But forget feeling sorry for Santa — this one’s young, drunk, probably horny and doesn’t seem to mind Miley’s twerking one bit. No word on what Mrs. Claus thinks, however. [Jezebel]