Miley Cyrus thrilled the raunchy video for We Can’t Stop is creating a stir
GROWN-UP Miley Cyrus is thrilled at the controversy her video for new single We Can’t Stop is causing
The promo is so naughty MTV UK bosses sent her 18 pages of edits they wanted made before they would air it. The vid sees Miley twerking and French kissing a blow-up doll.
Miley told me: “Britney or Madonna – none of the best pop artists ever played it safe.
“It’s so lame because you can shoot people in a movie but you can’t show someone going like this.” She simulates oral sex
“The world is in such a f***ed up place. The last thing people need to be worrying about is my cute little video for We Can’t Stop.
“I wanted it to be gritty as everything is about Instagram and things going viral anyway.
“I feel like I live in a different world – I live in LA and I see everything. As for whether I’m singing ‘party’ with Miley or Molly, it depends.
“If you’re 10, it’s Miley, if you know what I’m talking about then you know what I’m talking about…” And what she’s talking about is Ecstasy.
I caught up with the self-assured 20-year-old at a playback of songs from her new album.
Miley has delivered the most credible teen pop transition I’ve ever heard.
Drive, which she co-wrote with producer Mike Will, is a worldwide smash in the making.
Wrecking Ball, which she did with Dr Luke, is an epic ballad and 4×4 featuring Nelly, 38, and produced by Pharrell, is a nod to her Nashville country roots.
Miley continued: “I feel I’m in a generation that understands things, rather than the suits.
“If you see me out and about, you know who I am. Actions speak louder than words.
“I’m not like anyone else who has come up and tried to prove something – I’ve already proved it.”
Confident but not cocky about her talent, it’s no wonder the cream of the music biz lined up to work with Miley on this album, which will help her shed the Hannah Montana TV persona for good. She revealed: “Everyone has to work on things they don’t really care about before ending up where they want to be.
“I wanted to be able to get here, when I was older, and do what I want, and not have to work for money or get famous.” Miley learned a lot from being in the studio with Pharrell, 40, who is behind some of 2013’s biggest hits – Get Lucky with Daft Punk and 36-year-old Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.
She explained: “He’s dope. He is who he is in the music industry but also in the fashion industry.
“He’s an entrepreneur and so smart.
“I always tried to listen in on that kinda stuff.
“He’s made his name so much bigger than just music.
“When he comes on the radio you immediately know it’s Pharrell.
“That’s really important for artists.”
We Can’t Stop is out next Sunday.
Miley Cyrus spells out new love
But US pop star Miley Cyrus has been too busy watching sleepy Channel 4 daytime show Countdown to cause any trouble. If ever there’s been an unsolvable conundrum this is it!
Chatting to me at her album playback this week, Miss Cyrus gushed: “I was jetlagged the other day and started watching this grandma version of Jeopardy called Countdown.
“It was a word game but they do maths as well.
“I thought it was really weird at first but then I became obsessed. I was going to start following the host on going to start following the host on Twitter because I liked it so much.”
Miley has sold 50 million albums since finding fame aged 13 playing Disney creation Hannah Montana.
In contrast, ratings for the housewives’ favourite, which first aired 11 years before Miley was born, have now fallen to a new low of 260,000 viewers.
But that didn’t seem to bother Billy Ray’s daughter, who added: “I loved solving the problems.
“I woke up my assistant at 6am to tell him to watch it. I need to work out how to watch it again.”
While Britney Spears, Bieber and Demi Lovato have struggled making the transition from child star to adult, Miley has so far come off unscathed to the public eye.
But behind closed doors she But behind closed doors she admitted she was “f**ked up”, saying: “I have so many f**king issues. I’m so f**ked up. But aren’t we all?
“I think everyone has issues, it’s just that most of us don’t have pictures taken of us when we are going through them.”
Defending Justin Bieber’s recent brat-like antics she revealed: “I called Justin after he was caught peeing in a mop bucket to offer my advice.
“I just told him to be cool and not talk about it because that fuels the fire. But having said that he’s still stupid.”
Miley’s new single We Can’t Stop is out on August 4.
Miley Cyrus tells heat about her brother Pharrell, fans getting tattoos of her face and not knowing which 1D is which!
Did you know Miley Cyrus has a fan with 18 tattoos of her face on his body? Well it’s true, she told us so herself!
Miley was on heat radio with heat’s editor-in-chief, Lucie Cave, to speak about her new single We Can’t Stop.
Feeling the love in the heat radio studio Miley gets down and deep about her new music video, which she says is “inspired by true events”.
The 20-year-old told us of her video, “It’s all inspired by true events from things that have happened in real life, real parties.
“Then some of it where the deer looks in the mirror that’s supposed to represent people like when he’s seeing multiple of himself, if you’ve seen the video, and he’s looking at himself and he looks really sad.
“It’s kind of the one that looks like the dork that’s dressed up to try and fit in and be cool.”
Miley has no trouble fitting in with producers like Pharrell Williams by her side.
She told us that she constantly texts Pharrell about her day to inspire him to make a track for her.
Miley told us, “Pharell is kind of like a brother so him and I just get in the studio and just work.
“Even if it’s not necessarily for my record we’re just always together and I tell him more than I probably tell anyone else just because you know he’s not gonna say anything and it’s not gonna turn out like he’s gonna make a track out of it.
“Also when you’re feeling a certain way I can just text him to inspire him to make a new track for me.”
Good days or bad days are the same thing when inspiring music for Miley. Whatever mood she is in she will manage to pass over the info to Pharell.
Huh Miley? You don’t know who’s who in One Direction?
Tut, tut. It turns out Miley’s too cool for One Direction!
She said, “I mean, don’t ask me to name a song because I can’t do that but I know what they look like.
“I think I met Harry? I think backstage once.
“I don’t really remember that much. I just remember my sister was super excited.
“I don’t really know them that much, that’s like so bad but it’s like I listen to urban.”
Watch the video above and see what her and Lucie got up to!
Miley Cyrus told Justin Bieber to take a break from showbiz because he was ‘messed up’
The former Hannah Montana actress grew up in the limelight just like Biebs – so she felt she was qualified to tell her friend to take a break from it all
Miley Cyrus has revealed she begged Justin Bieber to quit showbiz following his total public meltdown earlier this year.
The former Hannah Montana actress grew up in the limelight just like Biebs – so she felt she was qualified to tell her friend to take a break from it all.
Miley, 20, desperately wants 19-year-old Justin to move on after videos of him behaving erratically emerged in March.
She told the Sunday People : “I told Justin to take a bit of time out and people aren’t so obsessed with you and nit-pick.
“When you’re not around, all they want is your music. They want to see what the next thing is. But when your music is out they just want to talk s*** about you.
“When you’re a worldwide star, everyone sees everything. Lots of people make a video and put it on Instagram, some people might think it’s funny but because it’s Justin Bieber, it’s like really bad.
“I always tell him just to be cool and not talk about it because when you talk it fuels the fire. He’s still stupid though. But everyone does dumb stuff when they are messed up.”
Miley, who is promoting her first single in the UK, We Can’t Stop, which is out on August 4, also broke her silence on critics who have accused her of losing too much weight.
She is said to have shed more than a stone since her rumoured split from Liam Hemsworth – but puts it down to healthy eating.
Speaking at London’s Soho Hotel, she said: “All I do is work so I eat to keep me going.
“I’m always on the road so I eat healthily as I have to give my body what it needs. If you don’t you will crash and burn.
“The s***** part about my travels is that I don’t get to work out. I do yoga and ten salutes to the sun every day then I do 30 push ups, I try to do quick things – not to stay in shape but to get my mind right.”
The video to her new hit had to be toned down because she was “spanking” someone in it. So what does her daddy, Billy Ray with the Achy Breaky Heart, think?
“In my video I am getting spanked. In the original I was spanking too but you guys made me take it out. They said no gyrating. Dad doesn’t care, he is famous for shaking his a*** too.”
There is no question her Disney days are behind her.
Miley Cyrus: The world’s so lame, there is more to worry about than my sexy little video
IF anyone doubts that Miley Cyrus has shaken off her squeaky-clean teen image they only need to meet her.
In a chat with The Sun, the 20-year-old global superstar — who first found fame in Disney kids’ show Hannah Montana aged 14 — swears repeatedly, talks about visiting sex clubs and admits her music references the rave drug ecstasy.
Walking into a conference room in a central London hotel wearing a see-through top, she shouts: “We’re in a really fishy room!” before introducing herself.
It is true — there IS a table of mini fish ’n’ chips sat nearby, and it is just the first sign that she is more outspoken than most pop stars.
First up, she talks about her controversial video for new single We Can’t Stop. It shows Miley dancing suggestively, simulating oral sex and wearing a series of barely-there outfits.
The clip broke records when it debuted online last month, getting 10.7million views in 24 hours.
“The world is in such a f***ed up place that the last thing we should be worrying about is my cute little video,” she tells me.
‘They put an X over my mouth’ Miley then starts miming the explicit moves that have been cut from the clip and uses a word we cannot print in The Sun.
She says: “They’ve edited the video here in the UK. They put a big X over my mouth ’cos I was going like ‘this’.
“No gyrating, no ***********, there was a lot less. They took out literally everything. I thought the video wasn’t bad, then MTV in the UK sent, like, 18 notes asking for changes.”
Continuing her outspoken rant, she mentions the recent Trayvon Martin trial in the US, when neighbourhood watch co-ordinator George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering the black teenager.
She says: “The world is so lame, they let Zimmerman off on trial and yet you can’t show this?
“People forget Britney, she did the same thing. Britney and Madonna didn’t play it safe.”
For much of her life, Miley — daughter of Achy Breaky Heart singer Billy Ray Cyrus — has been accused of going off the rails. She was 15 when provocative shots of her leaked online.
At 18 she was snapped drunk before she was legally allowed to drink alcohol in the US, and at her 19th birthday party her friends presented her with a Bob Marley birthday cake. She got up and announced: “You know you’re a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake. You know you smoke way too much f***ing weed.”
On Rihanna-like new song We Can’t Stop, Nashville-born Miley goes even further, singing about “Molly” — the US slang term for ecstasy, or MDMA.
Her producer claimed the lyrics were “dancing with Miley”, but she confirms to The Sun that it is a drug reference.
With a knowing look she admits: “It depends who’s doing what. If you’re aged ten it’s ‘Miley’, if you know what I’m talking about then you know. I just wanted it to be played on the radio and they’ve already had to edit it so much.”
Miley, who is engaged to Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth, also suggests that her hard-partying reputation is justified.
The actress and singer — who has a strangely deep voice for a young woman — says: “I don’t think people have a hard time understanding that I’ve grown up.
“You can Google me and you know what I’m up to — you know what that lyric is saying.” She plans to keep up her wild lifestyle on her three-day trip to London. When I ask if she has time to party in the UK, Miley says she is heading for The Box tonight — the shocking Soho club featuring transsexual strippers, midgets and fetish performers.
She adds: “I’ve never been to the one in London, though I’ve been to the one in New York. They G-rated it (made it less offensive). They Americanised it.”
The thought of Miley at a sex club will come as a shock to anyone who watched Hannah Montana.
Following her father into showbiz at a young age, at 11 she was cast in the Disney Channel TV series about a schoolgirl who has a secret life as a pop star.
The show, also starring her dad, quickly became the highest-rated series on US cable channels and Hannah Montana albums, films and merchandise were snapped up by the tween audience.
She called time on the phenomenon in 2011 and these days Miley has nearly 13million Twitter followers and is worth £80million. She says she has wanted to relaunch as a controversial, in-your-face pop star for years and adds: “I’m not really worried about alienating fans.
“Everyone has to work on the things that they don’t care about to get where they want to be.
“I had to do that for five years but I knew when I was older I would be able to do what I wanted eventually. Everyone has to work on something they don’t love to get to something they do love.”
Miley may be out to shock but she is refreshingly honest. I have chatted with countless US stars and they are nearly always guarded, giving journalists bland quotes and revealing nothing.
But apart from Lady Gaga, I have not interviewed a more friendly, open, American celebrity than Miley.
Yesterday she debuted her new music for journalists. As well as the single We Can’t Stop, out on August 4, she has worked with hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams and rapper Nelly on grown-up pop songs that remind you of Katy Perry and Rihanna.
To help her relaunch she has even had a shout out from the world’s biggest rapper, Jay-Z.
On the track Somewhere In America on his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail he references the bottom-shaking “twerk” dance she has become associated with.
Jay raps: “I’m still putting work in, ’cause somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is still twerkin’.”
She laughs it off, saying: “It’s dope, he’s supportive. I think he understands where I am because anyone, even Beyonce, had to go through a transition to grow up. People understand that.
“I shouted him out on my song Party In The USA — so he copied me.”
Although she asks for suggestions as to which song she should release as her next single, it is clear Miley is in the driving seat with her career.
She says: “With the video everybody had a thousand ideas about who should direct it and I already knew who my director would be.
“I had given the concept to her and said she couldn’t show my label. We’d bought the props so there was nothing they could do, it was already done.”
She adds: “Actions speak louder than words. I have nothing to prove.”