“I’m a female rebel, can’t you tell?” sang Miley Cyrus on Bangerz highlight “4×4,” and we all know she wasn’t lying. The 22-year-old has been flying through a fucks-free zone since dropping the aforementioned LP. The diva records what she likes (from ’70s folk covers to quirky collaborations with alt-rockers The Flaming Lips), shops at the same place as Courtney Stodden and gets naked as often as possible. All of which makes her utterly iconic.
Even by Miley’s lofty standards, 2014 was a banner year for nudity. While she will never beat Terry Richardson‘s soft-porn shoot for sheer shock value, the pop star makes up for it with consistency. The “Adore You” hitmaker flashed a nipple for W magazine, shared nude Bangerz tour booklet outtakes and stripped off completely for V magazine. She also flooded Instagram with an avalanche of raunchy edits that made life worth living. See the social media pioneer’s sexiest snaps up top. More »
Hello-ho-ho, Idolator readers!
As you might have noticed, it’s that time of year again: Holiday season! And, in between counting down all of our favorite albums and singles from the past year, we’re in the giving mood. And we want to spread a little festive Christmas cheer with you!
Over the past year (or longer), we’ve accumulated a whole bunch of records and posters in our office. But why should they be here when they can be sitting underneath the tree with you? The collection of delightful odds and ends includes 20 records (including selections from Tove Lo, Hozier, LeAnn Rimes, Alex & Sierra, Charlotte Sometimes, Miley Cyrus, Lily Allen and Iggy Azalea), a Kiesza poster and a press shot (signed by all 5 members) of Fifth Harmony. Random? Oh, yes. But amazing? Duh. Want to win? Find out how after the jump. More »
Miley Cyrus is on a mission to free the world of double standards, one breast at a time! Given her relentless activism, it’s only fitting that the 22-year-old contribute a song to Linda Esco‘s Sundance-selected documentary Free The Nipple — a film about a group of women lobbying for their right to go topless in public. She dusts off Melanie Safka‘s ’70s folk anthem “Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma” and gives it a grungy twist.
The Bangerz diva has previously performed the song live, but the studio version is grittier than her usual country-lite interpretation. Miley growls the weary lyrics over a fuzzy guitar, delivering one of her rawest vocals. The cover was reportedly recorded in just two takes with Australian dance outfit Pnau (A.K.A. Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes) this August. Listen to the boob-activist sing “Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma” after the jump. More »
Following the fight that broke out between Diddy and Drake on Sunday at Miami’s LIV nightclub, Sam Sneaker tweeted, “It definitely wasn’t about Cassie,” in response to rumors that Drake had started the drama by making a lewd comment to Diddy’s longtime girlfriend. In fact, other reports seem to now indicate that the brawl was more about business.
An Us Weekly source told the publication that the fight “took place outside of the club and that it revolved around music rights to a song.”
“Diddy was the one that was upset with the music rights,” the source said to Us. “It started inside the club, and then the fight ended up happening outside.” More »
Miley Cyrus debuted an original song when she performed at Miami Beach’s Art Basel. Prior to “The Twinkle Song,” she stormed the stage to Rick James‘ “Superfreak,” and in an outfit to match: a tinsel wig, sheer tights and a barely-there unitard. Later, she would invite The Flaming Lips‘ Wayne Coyne (above) and a man dressed as a penis onstage. As to be expected, the Bangerz star’s showcase was a spectacle.
As a new video shows, though, “The Twinkle Song” made for an unexpectedly touching moment. It’s a tender piano ballad, inspired by dreams she had after her friend’s cat died. According to her lyrics, one such dream was of David Bowie teaching them all to skateboard, but while somehow shaped like Gumby. Another wasn’t as sweet: “And I had a dream that you were dying … You sang me to sleep, you sang me to sleep / But what does it mean, what does it all mean?”
Remember, Cyrus knows how it feels to have a beloved pet die suddenly. During a Bangerz tour stop, she broke down while standing by a story-tall replica of her deceased dog, Floyd. Watch her debut “The Twinkle Song” at Art Basel below. More »
Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran were up bright an early today to make the announcement of the initial nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards on CBS This Morning. And, probably no surprise here — each of them landed nominations in at least one of the five categories announced so far. (The rest of the categories will be revealed throughout the day on Twitter, and we’ll be updating right here, so keep checking back!)
Sheeran’s x is up for Best Pop Vocal Album, where he’ll compete with Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and others. Pharrell’s G I R L is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album, as is Beyonce‘s 2013 self-titled LP (another one Pharrell worked on). As for the biggest award of the night (Album Of The Year), nominees included the “7/11″ singer, Smith, Pharrell, Sheeran and Beck. More »
If you’ve had a look at Miley Cyrus‘ Instagram account in the last year or so, you know exactly how tight she is with Flaming Lips‘ head-weirdo Wayne Coyne. The twerkin’ 22-year-old has already lent her vocals to a number of tracks on the band’s Beatles tribute album and has expressed her desire to work with the alt-rock legends on her next LP. It sounds like an unlikely development given her success in the urban-pop space, but the Bangerz diva is just fucks-free enough to do it.
“She’s just really started,” Wayne said of Miley’s next opus in an interview with Stereogum. “We’re definitely going to make some music together… she already has a bunch of songs. She’s a pretty good songwriter. She’s got some peeps around that can easily turn something simple into something that can be produced pretty quick.” So, what direction is the new music taking? “She’s really in the mode of doing whatever the fuck she wants.” More »
Miley Cyrus was a guest performer at Wednesday night’s (December 3) Art Basel Miami Beach show, which gave the Instagram nudist the perfect opportunity to take up one of her favorite pastimes: (partially) showing off her boobs and butt!
According to the Associated Press, Miley, who was decked out in a tinsel stripper wig, offered up mostly cover versions of songs by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Johnny Cash during her set.”This year has constantly challenged me, and that’s why I started doing art,” she said before launching into an original song she wrote after, um, her friend’s cat spoke to her in a dream, according to the AP. Miley also reportedly smoked pot on stage. More »
Miley Cyrus has already posed for more nude photo shoots than Madonna, Rihanna and Rita Ora combined, so her decision to wear a pink top with an elegant boob pattern is hardly surprising. She rocked the eye-popping outfit (nice hair piece!) at a soundcheck for her upcoming Art Basel performance in Miami. If this is what the 22-year-old wears to warm up, spectators are in for a real thrill when she hits the stage.
Now that the Bangerz tour is over and those health issues are behind her, it will be interesting to see how long it takes before Miley releases new music. We know she’s been hitting the studio with The Flaming Lips but that sounds like more of a side-project than a fully fledge solo album, but who knows? Miley has proved time and again that she’s run out of fucks to give. See more pics after the jump. More »
After the October 2013 release of Bangerz, Miley Cyrus has kept busy with an incredibly raunchy tour and her obsession with weird Instagram photos. But this time, instead of a tasseled nipple pic, the starlet took a pouty selfie in a recording studio!
The photo was captured by EarDrummerAubz, a producer who works under Mike WiLL Made It‘s camp, with the caption: “2015 gone b crazy…I can feelit @mileycyrus x@mikewillmadeit #madeitmafia Shop mikewill23.com.”
It just so happens that Made It was the executive producer of Bangerz (and Cyrus’ rumored boy toy) so there is a major possibility the two will be collaborating again on the singer’s upcoming project. View the Instagram post in its entirety after the jump! More »