But how did other outlets feel about the bonkers clip? Read on for our roundup of reviews.Billboard said the “completely insane” clip is “fantastically unhinged and purposefully button-pushing; this music video simply needs to be seen to be believed.”
:: USA Today was a little skeptical of the video’s intentions, saying “it’s a bizarre, entertaining but arguably desperate effort from the talented star.”
:: MTV was captivated by the shocking yet inevitable transformation. “Scandalous, sexualized and strident, full of party-hearty sentiments and barely-there sartorial flair, it may be shocking, but it’s not as if Miley hadn’t been telegraphing this transformation since at least 2012.”
:: Rap-Up says in the video Miley “unveils her hip-hop persona,” which we guess justifies the rap site’s coverage of the video.
:: CBS News got in on the action, because, news? They pointed out the video’s similarity to Fiona Apple‘s once-controversial “Criminal” clip.
:: RyanSeacrest.com noted “this video has it all.. and maybe a little too much?”
:: Noisey had even more questions, namely: “Is this ‘edgy?’” “Am I having a stroke” and “Where are your parents?”
:: Us Weekly summed it up nicely, calling it “over-the-top, sexed-up” and surreal.