After a worldwide tour and ahead of the very last Bangerz show tomorrow night in Perth, Australia, Miley Cyrus has opted to stay low key, rather than to go out and see the sights.
The Wrecking Ball singer seemed very relaxed and happy to be hanging out on her private hotel balcony with friends, including a shirtless Cheyne Thomas.
And Cyrus looked very much at home as she walked around the hotel balcony with her friends.
Wearing an oversized grey jumper, matching tracksuit pants and wearing no makeup at all, the singersinger looked very casual and not in the ‘normal’ attire Miley has been accustomed to lately.
The Bangerz star can be seen walking around the balcony and chatting on the phone in a very giggly mood.
Some down time is exactly what the Nashville born singer may be looking for, after being involved in some suspect incidents during her Australian tour.
And once again Miley has been seen holding what appears to be a blunt-like item as she strolled around her Perth hotel on Tuesday night after flying in from Adelaide.
The 21-year-old star – who has been Down Under for the last two weeks for her Bangerz tour – chatted on her cell phone as she took in the view from an enclosed balcony.
Wearing an over-sized white T-shirt underneath a plaid shirt and teamed with black trousers, the pop star cut a very casual figure.
Hiding her hair underneath a black beanie, the Party In The USA star was completely makeup free.
The controversial star will take to the stage in Perth on Thursday evening for her final show on the Australian leg of her tour.
Despite raising eyebrows during her controversial concerts, for her, Miley has been pretty low-key during her trip Down Under.
The 23-year-old British star regrets comparing the US singer’s dance moves to those of a “stripper” at the annual music event. Looking back, he wishes he’d handled things differently.
“I was a bit of a ****,” Ed confessed to British newspaper The Sun. “I do feel bad about it as I’d be f**king livid if someone said that about me.”
The star tried to explain his behaviour, insisting the intention was positive. He blames his choice of phrasing for causing a feud between the pair.
“My general point was I wanted her to sing the songs so people could see what an amazing artist she is,” he insisted. “I just worded it wrong.”
Ed has since admitted that he had a few drinks at January’s Grammy’s before hitting the red carpet and talking freely. He took aim at Miley’s raunchy dance moves in one of her music videos.
“It’s a stripper’s move. If I had a daughter of mine, I wouldn’t want her twerking,” he complained at the time. “When I first heard Wrecking Ball, I thought it was a brilliant song. But the video distracts too much from it.”
In his new interview, Ed also claimed it’s perfectly OK that his friend Taylor Swift sings emotional songs about her ex-boyfriend, One Direction star Harry Styles. He noted that she’s the only person who seems to be called out for her message-driven tracks.
“She’s right, man,” he said, taking Taylor’s side over that of Olly Murs. Earlier this week, the British songwriter and television presenter slammed the songstress for writing about Harry too much. He has since apologised.
“She gets a tougher rap than other people,” Ed went on. “No one talks about Bruno Mars or my lyrics like that.”
The hitmaker also made a point of expressing his sentiments on the pairing of his friend Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and actress Courteney Cox. He dismissed claims that he was responsible for them meeting, but applauded the match.
“I class Johnny as one of my best friends. I’m so happy he’s met someone as amazing as Courteney,” Ed gushed.
Watch out for the wolf in custodian’s clothing!
Miley Cyrus superfan Anthony Skinner claims to have sneaked backstage after her Bangerz show Friday at Sydney’s Allphones Arena while he was disguised as a cleaner. The 23-year-old club promoter even Instagrammed a selfie wearing the neon yellow safety vest he purportedly wore to get past security undetected.
Skinner tells BBC’s Newsbeat he was in the arena’s parking lot when he noticed a cleaner’s storeroom door was open. “I looked around and on the floor there’s a pair of boots, and on the couch there’s this hi-vis vest,” he said.
“My mindset was ‘See how far you can take this’,” he said. “It wasn’t planned at all. Everything just fell into place so perfectly.”
Skinner put his belongings into “a wheelie bin,” which he then pushed back down the ramp in the loading bay and past a security team he claims “didn’t even look at me.”
“I had that realisation that I was in,” he said. “I just thought ‘Play this cool, play this cool.'”
Skinner tells BBC’s Newsbeat he saw “50 to 100″ staff members taking apart Cyrus’ Bangerz set before he headed to the green room. “There was music blaring from there,” he said. “I could hear it down the end of the hallway.”
So what’d he do from there? “I just started emptying bins, sweeping up the floor and stuff,” says the fan. “I’m cleaning up for about 40 minutes to an hour. Not pretending to clean up, actually cleaning.”
Finally, Skinner says a security guard told him to stand in a doorway as they “surrounded” Cyrus so she could leave the venue safely. “My whole brain just emptied. I saw her and froze. All I could get out was ‘Hey’. She looked at me, smiled and just kept walking.”
Earlier on, Skinner says he gave “pretty much my favorite jacket of all time” to a member of the singer’s tour, who assured him it would be passed along to Cyrus.
“If I did actually meet her I wouldn’t have anything left to do. I’d have to come up with a whole new goal,” he admits.
He tweeted a picture of the note (with his contact details) he planned to give to Cyrus “if I got close enough during the show.”
“I probably wouldn’t call me,” says Skinner.
He tells BBC’s Newsbeat he has not been contacted by Allphones arena. The venue did not immediately respond to E! News’ request for comment.
Miley Cyrus proved to be an agony aunt for Ariana Grande after the star was left hurt about the fact that she was branded a diva. And it appears that Miley, who found fame from a young age thanks to the phenomena that was Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, said all the right things.
Ariana, who was targeted with claims that she was behaving like a diva recently amid the claims that her life coach quit because he couldn’t “take it anymore” in terms of her alleged behaviour, opened up to how she felt about the tag and revealed that she sought advice from Miley about what to do. According to the Mirror, the ‘Problem’ hitmaker recalled the conversation she had, saying: “I was upset and I contacted Miley. I said, ‘Miley, I’m so sad – what do I do? This isn’t true. My heart is broken, I feel so bad’. She was like, ‘Girl, don’t even look at it. Just be happy that you’re blessed. You have family and friends love you, you have fans that love you who know what’s true and what’s not’.”
Ariana went on to remember: “She added, ‘It will blow over and tomorrow they’ll be talking about something else.’ She lives for love and that’s something I do too. She has a beautiful spirit and she made me feel so much better.”
Understanding that rumours and claims will come and go, Ari, who recently confirmed her romance with Big Sean, said: “It’s hard, but it’s something that’s going to blow over. I try to separate my personal brain space from this. Whether it’s good or bad, there’s usually very little truth to what’s being said about me.
“I’ve been acting since I was 14. For this to come up so randomly was funny. And as someone who doesn’t take themselves seriously at all, it was left-field for me to see that stuff. Honestly, it’s fine, it’s blown over.”
And there was no sign of any diva behaviour when the star posed with fans and signed autographs during a visit to Paris.
Miley Cyrus isn’t always straddling plastic penises and causing chaos on her Bangerz Tour. Sometimes, Ms. Cyrus likes to slow it down a little.
That’s why Miley covered Jeff Buckley’s “Lilac Wine” in Melbourne. On Monday, she released the live version on her SoundCloud. Prepare to be blown away.
It’s certainly no “We Can’t Stop.” While I like both sides of Miley, it’s refreshing to be lifted from her go-hard, party-all-the-time vibe to see her getting back to her roots. She previously covered this song in her Backyard Sessions in the days before Bangerz. This one seems more free from mixing, trimming and smoothing, and Miley seems to like it more, tweeting that she’s “evolving.”
She speaks with the smooth, adjective-heavy confidence of many young stars. Indeed, she graduated from a similar tween finishing school to the Disney alumna Miley Cyrus – two Nickelodeon TV programmes, Victorious and Sam & Cat, ensured the inevitable pop career had a ready-made fan base. Unlike Miley, Grande courts no such wanton controversy. But they do have much in common, not least their age and their hypoglycaemia. Grande didn’t know that Cyrus also has the condition and says that her low blood-sugar levels have improved since she went vegan. Having interviewed Cyrus, I tell her that, in conversation, they share a similarly speedy speaking style and sparky manner.
‘I love her so much,’ Grande beams. ‘She’s a beautiful soul.’
Does she think Cyrus is transitioning well from her teen career to the adult world?
‘Absolutely. She’s so authentic, and so unapologetic,’ she says of Cyrus, who has been open about her love of marijuana and who recently stepped out during New York Fashion Week in little more than nipple pasties. ‘It’s great. She’s so happy. That’s something to be celebrated. People get mad at her for being herself. But she’s happy. And they,’ she adds pointedly, ‘are probably not.’
She may be known for her outrageous antics, but Miley Cyrus insists that she isn’t a bad role model.
The 21-year-old singer has hit back at those who claim her new (well, it’s not that new anymore) image wasn’t appropriate for her younger fan base by insisting that above all she is always polite – unlike some of her fellow female peers.
Just WHO could she be talking about?!
Speaking to Yahoo 7 TV’s Sunrise Australia today, Miley explained her ethos on how she treats others.
She said: “It really doesn’t bother me when people say I’m crazy because I am! My dad has always taught me that it should always be about the way you treat people.
“There are many girls that I know who are in this industry who come out, sit like this, and be all polite, but in person, they’re not so polite and they’re not so kind.
“I hope all the time, I’ve heard that it is, that my reputation is a good one. I say hello to everybody and I treat everybody the same. I actually treat people at the bottom of the list much better than the people at the top because the people at the top already have enough people sucking up to them.”
Hear, hear, Miley!
The We Can’t Stop singer also opened up about coping with fame – explaining that it doesn’t affect her because she’s been around it for so long.
“I grew up in this world so fame and money and knowing what they give you, which isn’t a lot even though people think it is a lot, I think people get really wrapped up,” she explained.
“At the end of it people can be the most famous and rich people in the world and have all this stuff but they’re not really that happy. And so I just decided that about a year ago my whole life’s goal was just to be happy all the time.
“Unfortunately it’s hard. I was telling my fans the other day that if you’re sad just live in that moment and be sad.
“It can be something that is internal and you can work through it. Everyone is just trying to rush out of their emotions. If you’re feeling good, feel good. If you’re feeling sad just be in it. Even though it’s cheesy just be in the moment.”
We have to say, we are loving this side of Miley. Good on you, girl!
Australian fans take heart: Miley Cyrus hasn’t tamed herself one bit, at least as evidenced by her appearance in Sydney early Monday morning, where she rocked the city’s iconic Opera House with a show some of her biggest hits exclusively for the morning program Sunrise.
Cyrus hit the stage in a gleaming green robe, which she eventually threw off to reveal a truly weird hot-pink leotard decorated with a grinning face. Cyrus also got her wrecking ball rolling immediately by greeting the crowd with an F-bomb (“Good f—ing morning!”), as well as showing off her brand-new dance move, the Nay Nay, which has officially usurped the Twerk.
And of course, Miley being Miley, there’s more. In a wide-ranging interview with Sunrise’s hosts, Cyrus (back in her glittery green robe) promptly continued her “shock streak,” discussing everything from her philosophy of life to growing up around country-music icons.
She noted she had just received a new tattoo, the Chinese mythological character Wukong the Monkey King (a tribute to little brother Braison). Additionally, she poked a little fun at herself, saying if she weren’t a singer she’d like to be a stand-up comedian.
“I am the joke; look at me… I’m a walking joke,” she cheerfully admitted to the hosts, indicating her colorful get-up. “It really doesn’t bother me when people tell me I’m crazy because I am. … I grew up around people like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, and those people are not normal.”
On a more serious note, the 21-year-old says her life’s goal is to be “happy all the time,” a lesson she’s learned from her father, Billy Ray Cyrus.
She also indicated she does care about her reputation — but not in the exact way you’d expect. She’s more concerned with being genuine and genuinely kind to others.
“I’m too honest,” she claimed. “I have heard, my reputation is a good one. I say hello to everybody and I treat everybody the same. I actually treat people at the bottom of the list much better than the people at the top. Because people at the top already have enough people sucking up to them.”
Cyrus also gave the Sunrise hosts a little lesson in how to look cool on the dance floor. “Some people are living in the past,” she said dismissively, when her infamous “twerking” was brought up. She then showed off step-by-step instructions on how to do the Nay Nay — a dance that simply involves raising one hand and waving it side to side while doing a squatting move.
If you liked Miley Cyrus’ collaboration with the Flaming Lips at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards — or even if you didn’t — there’s more to hear from the psychedelic pair. The Flaming Lips are prepping a guest-filled re-imagination of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and they’ve just shared the studio version of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” featuring Miley Cyrus and Moby.
You can listen to the track over at Pledge Music, where a variety of pre-order packages (featuring vinyl, t-shirts, posters, and more) are available. Click “sample artist tracks” to hear the full version.
This cover clocks in at 5:47 — over two minutes longer than the original — so you know there’s some serious Lipsy experimentation going on. But we won’t spoil anything. What do you think of Miley’s contribution?
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help From My Fwends drops Oct. 28. it also features Tegan and Sara, My Morning Jacket, Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis, Grace Potter, and many others covering the album from top to bottom. Check out a full list of collaborators here.
Out at 2014 Bonnaroo, Wayne Coyne told Billboard what it was like to hang and collaborate with Miley; you can also re-watch their BBMAs performance here!
She got some new body ink days into the Australian leg of her Bangerz world tour.
And on Monday night Miley Cyrus found herself at a tattoo parlour once again.
The 21-year-old accompanied her friend and assistant Cheyne Thomas as he got a pineapple piece on his arm, with the duo seen in an Instagram post at the Hunter And Fox Parlour in Sydney with tattoo artist Lauren Winzer.
Miley struck her signature pose as she poked her tongue out for the camera, while Cheyne and Lauren smiled on either sides of her.
She stroked her freshly braided blonde locks, and Cheyne later took to social media to show off his newest piece, which is of a pineapple.
The Wrecking Ball songstress also shared a snap from the evening, Instagramming a selfie of herself under a disco ball in the parlour with the caption ‘sanginnn.’
On Thursday night Miley and her brother Braison both had work done at Eureka Rebellion Tattoo Parlour in Melbourne’s Collingwood, with the duo reportedly getting sibling tattoos.
Anthony Allayialis, owner of Eureka Rebellion, told Daily Mail Australia that Miley was a ‘lovely’ girl and that ‘we had a couple of beers and hung out, just had a chat. Wonderful girl.’
Explaining that she got a small script design while Braison opted for a larger piece, he speculated ‘I believe [the tattoo] was something to do with her brother, they got sibling tattoos.’
She jetted to Sydney on Saturday and has spent much of her time in the city in her hotel room.
On Monday she used her down time to write some new tunes, Instagramming a selfie to her 13 million-plus followers with the caption ‘gonna go write songs.’
Mega star and controversial singer Miley Cyrus took a break from her risqué image in August to draw attention to homelessness at the MTV Video Music Awards through her date, Jesse Helt.
The 22-year-old man, who delivered a touching speech at the awards, was jailed last Tuesday for six months after violating terms of his probation.
On Monday during an appearance on Channel Seven’s Sunrise, Miley revealed how her friend is coping since the sentencing, saying ‘everything except the food he said is great.
Jesse, who hails from Salem, Oregon, was Miley’s date for the evening when she won the Video of the Year award for her song Wrecking Ball at the VMA’s.
He stepped onto the stage in her place to read a speech about the plight of homeless young people – admitting he too had been homeless.
But several weeks later the aspiring model was led away in handcuffs by officers at Polk County Courthouse in Dallas, after being sentenced.
During her performance in Sydney, Australia on Channel Seven’s Sunrise, 21-year-old Miley opened up about her friend’s experience in jail.
‘Right now he’s doing really well and everything except the food he said is great,’ said the We Can’t Stop singer.
Miley Cyrus’ vocals weren’t the only impressive aspect of her performance at the Sydney Opera House on Monday, her trademark near-naked look hit all the right notes with the local fashion scene.
The Wrecking Ball singer did her bit for the Australian fashion industry and wore a sequin leotard and fur trimmed robe emblazoned with the words “Hello Sydney” by Melbourne-based label Discount Universe for her TV appearance on Sunrise.
The look, which featured a growling women’s face plastered across her torso, was accessorised with a replica pair of her infamous pill-covered sunglasses, which were given to her by a fan, shiny tube socks and platform sneakers.
In little over a year, the 21-year-old pop star has become a rebellious fashion maven since posing in a number of other Discount Universe looks for a photo shoot with controversial fashion photographer Terry Richardson.
Photos of the pint-sized singer wearing the label’s tie-dye T-shirt with the message “PRAY FUR UR LYF” went viral after being uploaded to social media last year. She also used a shot featuring an outfit by the brand as her Twitter background image, a photo that went on to be seen by her 18.7 million followers.
Most recently she has been photographed, albeit naked, by Chanel creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, for fashion publication W magazine, released an art collaboration with designer Jeremy Scott and introduced a new generation of women to nipple pasties after arriving topless to Alexander Wang’s New York Fashion Week after party.
Discount Universe was launched in 2009 by designers Nadia Napreychikov and Cami James and was quickly spotted by a number of heavyweight celebrity stylists and local institutions for its intricate tailoring and bold fabrications. To say the duo have never met a sequin they didn’t like would be an understatement, the looks are louder than Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in surround sound (and 3D).
While Cyrus’ stylist, Simone Harouche, purchased a number of items from the label’s online store last year, others such as Beyonce and Britney Spears have requested some of their heavy embellished dresses, jackets and T-shirts to wear on stage. Napreychikov and James have also been approached by The Australian Ballet to design a number of looks for upcoming dance seasons.
“It really doesn’t bother me when people tell me I’m crazy because I am,” Cyrus told Sunrise presenters Samantha Armytage and David Koch after they asked how she felt about being considered a “crazy icon”.
“I’m too honest and I’m too much myself,” she said and referred people her Instagram account to see just how open she is.
“I decided a year ago that my whole life goal is to be happy,” she said. “The thing is my dad [singer Billy Ray Cyrus] always told me that’s the most important thing – and I grew up around people like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton [her godmother] and those people are not normal.”
The singer also revealed if she wasn’t a singer she would like to be a stand-up comedian, saying “I am the joke,” look at me” before pointing to her brightly coloured ensemble.
POP sensation Miley Cyrus has performed at the iconic Sydney Opera House this morning to thousands of screaming fans.
The controversial singer, who sang her hit song Wrecking Ball on Sunrise, wore a green sequent robe, glittery leotard and colourful head piece – almost looking like a Japanese Harajuku girl.
Cyrus was quick to explain her quirky get up.
“My fans made it – I’m a hoarder so I just pick it up, here I am,” she said on Sunrise today.
“I am the joke – look at me – hence my hair is from a two-dollar store because I didn’t want to do my hair in the morning.
“It doesn’t bother me when people call me crazy, because I am.”
Cyrus described the Opera House as “pretty amazing” but she admitted she had to go easy on the coffee.
“I’ve had too much coffee so no more of that,” she said on stage. “Because our interview will be just two minutes long.”
Cyrus, who has already finished her shows in Melbourne, is in Australia for her Bangerz Tour.
She said she was given a tattoo in exchange for tickets.
“I just kind of grew up in this world – at the end people can be rich and famous but my whole life goal is to be happy all the time.
“I was telling them (my fans), if you’re sad be in that moment – everyone is trying to rush out of the moment.”
Cyrus, who did the “nay, nay” on stage, said it replaced her sexy “twerk.”
She will perform in Sydney’s Allphones Arena on Friday.
Miley Cyrus is reportedly back in the studio with “We Can’t Stop” hitmaker Mike Will Made It.
Mike Will, who executive-produced Miley’s coming-of-age Bangerz album, tweeted that he was working on new music with the songstress over the weekend.
“Working on new @MileyCyrus swear she got one of the best voices…” he wrote.
Miley previously revealed that she had started work on her next album at this year’s VMAs, telling MTV, “It is different, it’s a little psychedelic. But still in that pop world.”
Bangerz hasn’t yielded a new single since “Adore You,” and with the album’s world tour set to wrap up in Australia this month, now is the perfect time to start focusing on a follow up LP.
Miley’s also apparently recording a cover album for charity, so it looks like we’ve got a lot of new Miley music to look forward to over to over the next year!