You know that song that Miley Cyrus sung while swinging on a giant steel ball in her birthday suit? One of the songwriters, Sacha Skarbeck, tweeted than an unnamed track had been given to the former Disney star in , sparking widespread speculation. But now, she has revealed more about the mystery single. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium.
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There are a lot of things that can be said about Miley Cyrus but there's one thing she doesn't want anyone to question. The music video begins with a somber Cyrus looking directly into the camera with tears in her eyes. For a second, the viewer may forget about the tongue contorting, outrageously dressed twerker she's been lately. But it's not long before the "We Can't Stop" singer returns to her raunchy maneuvers, even while crooning about love loss. She proceeds to ride a wrecking ball like a swing in her white cotton attire before ditching the clothes altogether and free flowing in the air in her birthday suit. Her sexual innuendos are visible throughout the video with Cyrus even going as far as to seductively lick the end of a sledgehammer in an overtly erotic way. These same mannerisms, which the singer attributes to coming into adulthood, has reportedly caused a strife with Hemsworth, 23, especially after Cyrus' gyrating, foam finger pointing MTV VMAs performance with Robin Thicke. The last time the couple of nearly four years was spotted together was Aug. But the straw that broke the camel's back came on that faithful Sunday night at the Brooklyn Barclays Center when Cyrus let it all hang loose.
It may not feature any twerking, but the music video for Miley Cyrus' new song "Wrecking Ball" was released today — and it's safe to say that the onetime Hannah Montana star will be drawing a few more headlines before her new album, Bangerz , is released in November. The music video opens with a Wayne's World -style extreme close-up of Cyrus' face as a single tear drips down her cheek. And then: Nudity! Master of subtlety Terry Richardson — whose love of celebrity nudity is well-documented — decided to approximate the metaphorical wrecking ball of Cyrus' song by placing her, sans clothing, atop an actual wrecking ball. Clever stuff. The NSFW part starts at around 75 seconds in. And lest you think the "Wrecking Ball" video is just an excuse for Cyrus to stage a naked construction-yard rodeo ; the singer also spends plenty of time licking a sledgehammer and rolling around in a pile of rubble. On Sunday, Cyrus tweeted that she would release the full track list for Bangerz , including her collaborators, if the "Wrecking Ball" video set the all-time record for most views on the VEVO platform within 24 hours. YouTube is verifying the video's view count, so it's unclear if Cyrus is on track to break One Direction's record, but you can always click play if you'd like to do your small part to help her hype machine keep rolling — or, you know, don't.