In a revealing interview with the New York Times, Miley Cyrus offered some surprising insights about how she got the 2015 VMA hosting gig, the real story behind her epic 2013 VMAs performance and her personal take on the Nicki Minaj / Taylor Swift feud. It’s a good read.
On the 2015 VMAs, Miley explained how she came to accept the hosting gig. “They said, ‘This is your party,” she revealed, adding that the show will be “psychedelic” and “raw”. Van Toffler, who is the former president of Viacom, originally contacted Miley with the idea to host this year’s awards. “He was like, “I want to do something crazy — I want you to host the V.M.A.s, because I want that to be my last shebang.” If you think Miley’s going to stick with the traditional format of the show, starting with some stand-up, you might want to get ready for some changes, “I’m not a stand-up. That’s what it always feels like — like everything’s flopping and dying out there. So my intro is fun skits.”
The interview then turned to the 2013 VMAs and Miley’s epic pop culture moment, the twerk heard round the world with “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke. “Dude, it was insane. I became that girl — I was the face of twerking, which didn’t really matter. That wasn’t what it was about.”
Many people were outraged by the performance and put all of the blame on Miley even though it was actually Robin’s performance. “He acted like he didn’t know that was going to happen. You were in rehearsals! You knew exactly what was going to happen. And he was actually the one that approved my outfit, so I thought that was very funny.”
Also during the interview, Miley shed light on how she really felt about Nicki Minaj’s Twitter rant after the rapper was not nominated for “Video of the Year”. Her candid views might surprise some, coming down pretty hard on Nicki. “If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself,” Miley said. Nicki’s tweets created a war of words with Taylor Swift, who felt that she was being personally targeted. Continue Reading →