*****Update Published Aug 28, 2013 6:00 pm *****
Miley Cyrus’ dad finally speaks up! I know I’m not the only person wondering what the hell do her parents think! When asked about her daughter’s performance at the MTV VMAs this is what Billy Ray Cyrus had to say, though not much,
“Of course I’ll always be here for Miley. Can’t wait to see her when she gets home,” says Billy Ray on Entertainment tonight. “She’s still my little girl and I’m still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change.”
Come on Papa, part of being a parent means being there for your daughter through the good times and bad times…even if it means a nice swift kick in the rear to help get them back on track. Let’s do better.
*****Original Story Published Aug 27, 2013 12:49pm*****
There was a lot of great music this year to celebrate at the MTV Video Music Awards. However, the performances far too often upstage any of the real winners. Yet, some of the Moonman recipients do truly deserve every moment in the spotlight as much as any performance does. Take Justin Timberlake for example. Last night he won the Video Vanguard Award for his entire body of work and also gave an awesome 20 minute performance of his greatest hits, including an appearance with his N’Sync band mates. Macklemore also deserved every minute of attention for killing it onstage with his amazingly important and poignant song “Same Love”. His performance and acceptance speech when he won the best award of the night should be what the news is raving about, debating about, and analyzing all day long. Plus, even Lady Gaga in a shell bra and shell thong is even playing second fiddle this year when it comes to the newsworthy aftermath that takes place after the VMA’s each year. In fact, this year, all the news and debate, shock and awe, and attention seems to be focused on a 20-year-old former child star and her sad desperate attempt for attention. No, I’m not in a time warp talking about Britney Spears. I’m referring to the other Disney girl gone bad, Miley Cyrus.
First of all, the utter lack of talent speaks for itself. This “woman” has never been able to sing so let’s all stop talking about her as an artist. Sure, her show was cute and the premise was unique, but her actual singing voice would have never gotten her anywhere if it were not for her famous father. Now, on to her -I’m all grown up now so I must prove it by twerking with huge stuffed bears, grabbing myself, sticking my tongue out like I have a neurological disorder and then mock getting it from behind by a man twice my age-umm performance. It wasn’t seductive. It wasn’t alluring. It wasn’t even a visionary testament to the arts. It was sad and odd—two words she should not be striving to be described as. The foam finger molesting herself move was just bizarre, especially as she continued to stick out her tongue and contort her face. She looked utterly ridiculous, in her choice of clothes, lack thereof, her dance and even her sound. She shouldn’t have shared that stage or air time with the likes of true innovators and performers with a real message, such as JT, Katie Perry (who killed it too) , Lady Gaga, Macklemore, and others.
Some may say it is the shock value that gets the news and look at the antics of Lady Gaga, from last night all the way back to the meat dress. But, there is a huge difference. Lady Gaga is more talented than Miley or anyone else related to her could ever hope to be. While she can be controversial, “odd”, eccentric, and even bizarre in her own right, she can sing the hell out of any song. Whether she is wearing a steak or a shell, she kills it every time and will always be thought of as a genuine artist and songress, not as a freak who twerks with bears and middle aged men. Sorry Miley, but someone needs to sit you down and explain that you can go from Disney star to adult performer without that awkward “twerk with bears” stage. Take a lesson from Taylor Swift, you can look like a lady and still look good. Hell, you can even sing in a meat dress IF you can actually sing. Miley, just go home. It appears that you can’t do either—sing or even look good while pretending you can.
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