Miley, what's good?
When it comes to Miley Cyrus... expect the unexpected. Her bombardment of bizarre selfies, the armpit hair, the cursing, the weed, it's her neatly packaged new persona as she rebels against her childhood while coming into her own. She's seemingly used her fame for good - raising awareness for homeless LGBT youth with the Happy Hippie Foundation and releasing her new record, Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz, free of charge for the sake of music - Cyrus harnesses her super stardom with a message: do. not. mother. fucking. label. me.
That stance comes at a price, as it alienates other artists who tend to cater to the masses, and Cyrus isn't thrilled about that. She cites Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" as a song that plays it safe, something her latest release "Dooo It" certainly does not.
"It's different to 'Shake It Off,'" Cyrus says of her new music in the latest issue of Elle UK Magazine. "I only use Taylor as an example as she is the most famous person right now, and if you make a song like that then you're neutral."
No lies detected. Swift is the pinnacle of appeasing the people, even crumbling into an apology to Nicki Minaj during the Video Of The Year racial misunderstanding (and now faces heat for whitewashing in her "Wildest Dreams" music video, a claim the director denounces). We wouldn't use the word "neutral" to describe Swift's latest "1989" record, because to us that equates to generic, safe, boring, but we must admit her lead single was very... neutral.
Not that we're asking, but Azealia Banks would agree. In fact, she thinks both "bitches" make "basic music."
Cyrus also mentioned Swift in her recent issue of Marie Claire magazine when she pointed out the heat she gets for nudity when the "Wildest Dreams" singer is applauded for the violence seen in the "Bad Blood" music video, saying “I don’t get the violence revenge thing. That’s supposed to be a good example? And I’m a bad role model because I’m running around with my titties out? I’m not sure how titties are worse than guns.”
But look guys, at the end of the day... it's all love. Right, Taylor Swift?