The fall “Rebel” issue of fashion glossy V won’t hit newsstands until September 10, but Miley Cyrus is already teasing her Karl Lagerfeld cover shoot for the publication on Instagram — with a nude photo, naturally. A forum member named Dieselmax on the site The Fashion Spot posted a snapshot of V‘s upcoming cover featuring Miley, where she’s posing in what looks like a revealing, blue plush swimsuit number while laying on a pile of stuffed animals.
Miley Cyrus has fielded a fair amount of controversy since she traded in her once-squeaky clean image and conduct for a more risqué look and headline-grabbing antics. But the performer did something at MTV’s Video Music Awards last night that is capturing attention for a very different reason.
Cyrus, who won video of the year for her song “Wrecking Ball,” decided to let a formerly homeless man named Jesse accept the award on her behalf.
The singer, who was in the audience at the award show, looked on with tears in her eyes as the young man took the stage in her place and briefly shared the plight of the poor in America.
“Thank y’all, my name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now,” he said. “I know this because I am one of these people. Though I may have been invisible to you in the streets, I have a lot of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight.”
Jesse also encouraged the audience and viewers watching the award show to go to Cyrus’ website and Facebook page, where donations can be made to My Friend’s Place, a Hollywood shelter for the homeless, the New York Daily News reported.
yrus’ Facebook page notes that her efforts to help end youth homelessness are just beginning, but that she’s starting by helping My Friend’s Place and encouraging people to donate.
“For every $5 donation, you’ll be entered to win a trip for 2 to Brazil to hang out with me at my show in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 28th,” she wrote. “You’ll get the full VIP experience, including 2 of the best seats in the house.”
Last year, Cyrus was the focal point at the Video Music Awards, but for a very different reason. As you may recall, she performed in a scantily clad outfit, sparking a nationwide debate about the impact of her antics on young people.
Help me raise awareness and funds to end youth homelessness! This is just the beginning for me, but we’re going to get started now by focusing on My Friend’s Place, a homeless center for young people in Hollywood.
You can support the cause by making a donation here: www.prizeo.com/miley! For every $5 donation, you’ll be entered to win a trip for 2 to Brazil to hang out with me at my show in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 28th. You’ll get the full VIP experience, including 2 of the best seats in the house. #MyFriendsPlace #VMAs2014
Say it ain’t so!
Miley Cyrus may have made headlines last year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but at this year’s red carpet, she admitted that her next body of work is going to take on an entirely different direction.
“It’s a little psychedelic, but still in that pop world,” she told Sway Sunday evening.
She also revealed that she’s been working in the studio with her pals from the band The Flaming Lips in order to crank out some new tunes.
But unfortunately for all the Smilers out there, Cyrus’ devotees may need to wait a while before getting a chance to listen to the former Disney darling’s new music.
“This record might take me five years,” she explained.
She also added that she’s in no hurry or pressure to rush the creative process, saying, “I’ll just work on it until I’m done.”
And Cyrus may not have been shaking her booty at this year’s awards show, but she definitely stole the carpet in her stunning leather bandeau top and slacks.
During the show, Cyrus made quite the impression after watching Taylor Swift take the stage to perform her hit single “Shake It Off.”
We won’t put words into her mouth, but she looks, well, stunned to say the least.
At last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus officially brought the word “twerk” into the mainstream. This year, though, the “Wrecking Ball” singer has decided to pass her mantle to another lady with back: Nicki Minaj.
“With that ass … I ain’t got that ass,” the Video of the Year nominee told MTV’s Sway Calloway when he asked her about the fact that “Anaconda” recently broke “Wrecking Ball”s record for the most views in 24 hours. “I can bring that body, I can bring that wrecking ball, but I can’t bring that ass. Not that Anaconda.”
Dressed in a demure — by Miley standards — black leather dress with safety pins in her earlobes (maybe a nod to newly kindled interest punk rock?), Miley announced to Sway and pre-show host Lucy Hale: “I’ve retired [from twerking], yeah. I’m making some music right now with The Flaming Lips. It’s different. It’s a little psychedelic.”
Yup, it looks like Cyrus is reinventing herself — yet again. However, her dedication to the music remains consistent. “I live to be in the studio, that’s my favorite part, is bunkering down, working on a record,” she said. “This record might take me five years. I don’t know. I’m just going to work on it until I’m done.”
“It’s not about twerking — it’s about music,” she added.
We’re excited to see what post-twerk Miley is up to — even if that means waiting half a decade for her to emerge from that giant teddybear-shaped cocoon.
Miley Cyrus’ naked-swinging, hammer-licking music video for “Wrecking Ball” has won her the coveted Video of the Year gong at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The former Disney star, 21, scooped the top prize ahead of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love”, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, Sia’s “Chandelier” and Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy.
But Cyrus surprised everyone by giving her time in the spotlight to a young homeless man named Jesse, who walked on stage to accept her trophy for her.
Jimmy Fallon held the microphone out for him to explain how viewers could donate to Hollywood homeless centre Mr Friend’s Place. Cyrus, meanwhile, somewhat dramatically sobbed.
More details about the worthy cause can be found on Cyrus’ Facebook page.
Despite her VMAs success and much adoration from fans on social media, Cyrus also announced that she has passed the twerking baton on to none other than US rapper Nicki Minaj.
Cyrus became the talking point of the 2013 ceremony following her raunchy “Blurred Lines” duet with Robin Thicke, but it was Minaj’s ’enthusiastic’ dance moves that stole this year’s show.
On the red carpet before the event kicked off, Cyrus was asked by MTV about “Anaconda” breaking “Wrecking Ball”s record for the most Vevo views in 24 hours.
“I ain’t got that ass,” she said, simply. “I can bring that body, I can bring that wrecking ball, but I can’t bring that ass. Not that Anaconda.”
Cyrus opted for a much more covered outfit than last year’s nude latex bikini, choosing a black leather top and trousers instead.
“I’ve retired (from twerking), yeah,” she declared. “I’m making some music right now with The Flaming Lips. It’s different. It’s a little psychedelic. It’s not about twerking – it’s about music.”
If she lost her shit, you’d forgive her. After all, Miley Cyrus is being chased by fans who are bellowing so loudly she can’t hear herself talk, let alone console her new pets — a puppy called Emu and a piglet called Bubba Sue — who are sitting restlessly on her lap.
And in just a few hours she’ll perform her Bangerz show in Chicago for thousands of fans, the last US date of a demanding headlining tour that started way back in February and, as TimeOut is announcing today, will land in New Zealand in October.
Sitting in the back of a car amid these chaotic scenes, Cyrus is also trying to answer questions from a journalist who’s blathering at her with an equal mix of nerves, excitement and fascination. Any normal person would be tearing their hair out with stress.
But Cyrus is as cool as a twerking cucumber.
“Sorry, just one second … people are yelling and chasing our car right now and I can’t hear you … they’re all fans and it’s cool, I just couldn’t hear you …
right, where were we?”
It’s a good question. Because while we were getting a snapshot glimpse at the hectic life of a walking headline generator, it’s important to remember that Cyrus is only 21 years old. The Nashville singer and daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus has spent half her life in the limelight, first as TV tween queen Hannah Montana, and more recently morphing into the heavily sexualised twerking pop princess and chart darling known by just one word: “Miley”.
Now, the world follows Miley’s every move. Every tweet is a headline, every Instagram a trend, every twerk a cause for outrage, every song inspiration for entire YouTube channels of cover versions and copycats.
But if Cyrus is feeling the weight of expectation, she’s not showing it.
“I’m pretty chill and happy with what I’m doing,” she says. “I don’t feel any pressure to sell things. I tell everybody I wouldn’t care if I was just playing clubs. As long as I’m playing music I don’t care how many people I play for. As long as one person turns up and is rocking out and singing along, it doesn’t really matter to me.”
Cyrus has a fair few more people turn up to her shows than that. In October she’ll bring her Bangerz tour to New Zealand for the first time (see sidebar for show details), where she’ll perform in a venue that can fit about 12,000 fans.
Miley Cyrus is returning to the scene of the crime.
I can exclusively reveal that the “We Can’t Stop” singer will be attending the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday in L.A.
If for some reason you forgot, it was at last year’s show that Cyrus and Robin Thicke shocked the world with their controversial twerk-filled duet.
A rep for MTV confirms that Cyrus will be in attendance at this year’s Moonman awards.
The show will open with a performance of “Bang, Bang” with Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. Taylor Swift is also on the roster as is Beyoncé, who is receiving the Video Vanguard Award.
Sam Smith will make his U.S. award show debut with “Stay With Me.”
Beyoncé leads the pack with eight nominations, followed by Eminem and Iggy Azalea with seven apiece.
The top award, Video of the Year, will be a battle between Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love,” Azalea’s “Fancy,” Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” Sia’s “Chandelier” and Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Things have certainly changed since last year when Swift was the lone female up for video of the year. Only one male, Pharrell, makes the list this time around.
Lucy Hale hosts the show, which will air on MTV at 9 p.m. ET/PT.