Miley Cyrus must be doing something right, because she’s on the cover of yet another magazine.
The “Wrecking Ball” singer covers the November issue of FASHION magazine.
Cyrus dishes on her VMAs performance, her critics, taking advice from Pharrell Williams and much more.
Check out some snippets from her interview below.
On her discerning taste in fashion:
“I can go through so many clothes say ‘no, that’s not me’ right away. I’m so adamant and controlling and OCD about my work that I can scare some people—especially when it comes to clothes. I have a very specific style of my own and I think it is better to be stylish than trendy. I find vintage Celine or Chanel and mix it with athletic or vintage pieces makes a look modern and fresh. Vintage makes everything look punk.”
On MTV censoring her VMA performance:
“I was trying to slap Robin’s ass but no one saw it! Believe me! MTV edited so much. They cut almost everything I did. I’m proud of that performance. I feel like music is really stale right now. I could have guessed what a lot of artists would have done that night. The reaction to what I did has been insane. I think it was a breath of fresh air! For the people that don’t get it, you weren’t meant to.”
On critics and her “competition:”
“I feel like I’m in a different lane now. When it comes to critics, I have my blinders on and I don’t really feel like I have to compete with other pop artists. I never think, ‘oh this performance is going to make her look bad or out-shadow her’ either but if there is no competition, there would be no reason for any of us to show up to work. At an office, everyone is trying to be boss. Pop music is the same. What I wear adds a factor that other girls can’t compete with.”
On “Drive”—a new song that alludes to her relationship with ex-boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth:
“I wrote it while I was working on Valentine’s Day—emotionally it was such a hard time. It is about needing to leave someone but not really wanting to completely cut yourself off from the relationship. It’s a time when you want to leave but you can’t. It’s also about moving on.”
On the artists who fuel her vision:
“Terry Richardson shot my video for “Wrecking Ball” and he’s about capturing strength versus beauty. His women look so strong in his images. I was so inspired by [photographer] Ryan McGinley’s work too [for the video to “We Can’t Stop“]-especially a series where he shot all these the girls coming out of trees. Having artist Todd James create all the teddy bears for the VMAs was a thrill too—it was one of the things I was hoping people would focus on. I was hoping some would think, ‘Miley may be out there shaking her ass and having fun but she’s got some intelligence.’ Some people just saw the teddy bears but they didn’t look into the details. We had [faux] Picasso paintings going by the stage too. People who want to open their eyes can see something bigger in my work.”
On taking style advice from Pharrell Williams:
“I found what I wore on the red carpet to the VMAs with Pharrell. It was a Dolce and Gabbana piece from 1992—the year I was born. He saw it and said, ‘you have to buy it.’ I think that outfit added a factor that the other girls couldn’t compete with. Pharrell says it’s not about what you’re wearing; it’s the way you wear it. That was a lesson I took to heart. I think it is important that I execute a look better than other people. Fashion is what separates me from everyone else.”
To read more with Cyrus, pick up the November issue of cFASHION magazine, available on newsstands October 7, 2013.
Miley Cyrus’ raunchy MTV VMAs performance has created quite a stir and it’s been over a week since it happened.
While some have slammed the former DIsney kid, Lady Gaga refuses to pass judgement. In fact, she thinks people need to “lighten up.”
“I don’t like to pass judgment on Miley Cyrus. Generally, people need to lighten up about pop music — it’s about entertainment,” Gaga reportedly told The Sun. “It is here to make you smile and make you happy. Especially in America, there is an excessive dragging of female artists, and I don’t want to contribute to that.”
For Gaga, Cyrus’ performance was “polarizing” — “but that’s it,” she said.
Gaga joins fellow Miley Cyrus supporters Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, and Adam Lambert.
An unlikely pairing is rumored to be working on a song together.
According to Page Six, after her controversial performance at the 2013 MTV VMAs, Miley Cyrus went right into the studio with Kanye West to record a remix of his song “Black Skinhead,”
The publication is reporting that the “We Can’t Stop” singer skipped her own VMA after-party at No. 8 and went into the studio for what her reps are calling as a late-night, “top- secret” collaboration with West.
It has also been said that West (who did not attend pal Jay-Z’s after party) headed straight to the studio after the awards show.
If true, Cyrus will appear on the remix of “Black Skinhead,” as a part of a remix EP that west will be releasing later this year.
West was supposed to perform the track at the VMAs, but changed his mind at the last minute and performed “Blood on the Leaves” instead.
Since his song “Other Side” was rumored to be inspired by girlfriend Jordin Sparks, the internet is buzzing and wondering if this new song is the singer’s way of proposing to Sparks.
Sparks has not mentioned her new sparkler, but she did retweet a story posted by MTV, which addresses the possibility that the song could be a marriage proposal for the “I Am Woman” singer.
Both Sparks and Derulo have mentioned marriage (to each other of course) in the past, so it would not be surprising if the two did end up down the aisle.
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*NSYNC stole the show at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Even though they only performed one song, fans were still excited to see the band back together. JC Chasez even had a shining moment as he was heard singing a riff and run as he exited the stage. And now that stolen moment could turn into something bigger.
According to Oh No They Didnt, an industry source says that since the VMAs, Chasez’s camp has been inundated with calls about getting the singer back into the studio to record his own music or to partner up with other artists.
“Everyone saw that he can sing his ass off still, he looks great and he can dance,” the source says. “They remembered that he has an amazing voice, that he was ‘N Sync’s soul guy.”
Chasez released a solo album, Schizophrenia, back in 2004 but he never achieved the mainstream success that Justin Timberlake currently has. Chasez has spent a lot of time behind-the-scenes molding other artists, but fans want to hear music from his mouth.
“He has more music that he never released,” the source said.
Since his shift from boy-band to exec, Chasez has produced and written for artists such as David Archuleta, Backstreet Boys, and band McFly. He is currently working on launching the all-girl group, Girl Radical.
“Two minutes after seeing everybody you feel like no time has passed,” he said on Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show. “Essentially everybody has remained the same. And again, we all see each other at different times, working on different things, but this is the first time that we had a rehearsal together in over 10 years. So everybody’s going, ‘Can we go through this slowly one more time?’
“That part was pretty funny,” he added, “But…30 minutes from the rehearsal, everything is memory, muscle memory, and everything started to click, and before you know it we were good to go.”
Source – Oh No They Didn’t!
Get lost in music with Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams.
The trio breaks tradition with the music video for “Lose Yourself to Dance.” Instead of releasing a traditional three-minute video, the gang opted for a video running just a little over a minute. Even though the video is short, the imagery and shimmer are amazing!
“Lose Yourself to Dance” is the second single from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories album. It was released on August 13, 2013.
Check out the video below.
MTV has given the green-light for another season of its long-running reality show, The Real World.
This upcoming season will be the show’s 29th, and fans will see the houseguests return to San Francisco. Longtime Real World fans will remember that season three of The Real World took place in San Francisco as well.
The Real World Season 29 will air sometime in 2014.