If you need further proof that Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne are literal, real-life BBFs, well now they’ve gotten another set of matching tattoos to prove it.
During some kind of impromptu-looking let’s-get-inked party, the “Adore You” singer and Flaming Lips frontman decided to pay permanent respect to the Lips’ epic 2002 album-turned-musical, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.
Miley showed off the mini-robot tattoo in a photo she took with Coyne and his girlfriend, Katy Weaver.
“bestie yoshi tatz.”
Wayne also got a Miley-branded smiley face on his right foot.
Miley’s been on a bit of a tattoo tear lately.
Earlier this month, the singer freshened up and added to her finger tats while in Australia, and added a Flaming Lips tribute to “Love Yer Brain” on her forearm back in August.
J.T. helped start the live auction off when he won a Damien Hirst painting for $80,000 followed by Rihanna taking home a pair of diamond Harry Winston earrings for $35,000. Miley Cyrus dropped a whopping $300,000 on a print of a naked woman by photographer Ryan McGinley after getting into bidding war with Rihanna and Ford.
Later, Cyrus, Rihanna and Ford donated another $200,000 each to the AIDS group.
“I’m a little drunk. That’s why I’m a half a million deep,” Cyrus said from the stage before talking about her new role as MAC Cosmetics’ new Viva Glam celebrity spokesperson.
“If I’m going to have a voice I would like to start an open dialogue about prevention and awareness and how people in the world have been effected by HIV and AIDS,” Cyrus said. “Hopefully, I could break down people’s walls that have been built up around sexuality. I’m obviously not too embarrassed to talk about these things, especially with young people.”
Paltrow then returned to the stage to introduce Rihanna, who presented Ford with his award (I’ll have more on that later).
“I’m drunk now so this isn’t fair,” Paltrow cracked. “And Miley Cyrus has so much more money than I do. What the f—k?”
The night ended with another surprise performance by Diana Ross.
Stop the presses — Miley Cyrus is the new MAC Viva Glam Girl! The pop star will serve as 2015 spokesperson for the iconic campaign benefitting MAC’s AIDS fund that’s previously featured Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and many more.
What’s more is that Cyrus is eschewing her signature red shade in favor of a lustrous hot pink lipstick ($16), along with a matching lipglass with sparkling pink shimmer ($16). The superlative selling point: every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men, and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The products will hit shelves January 2015.
The first image from the campaign finds Cyrus wearing a Madonna-esq,ue jewel-encrusted bustier and new signature lip shade inside a mirrored, disco ball-lit room. Fitting, no?
Wayne Coyne and Miley Cyrus have become good friends over the past year. Their shenanigans are documented all over Instagram, and they’ve collaborated on short films, performances, and new music. Most recently, Cyrus worked with Coyne and his band The Flaming Lips on their latest album With A Little Help From My Fwends, where they cover The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Although their close friendship seems unlikely with such an age difference, Coyne says they actually have a lot in common. In an interview with Radio.com, Coyne dished on what it’s like working with Cyrus and what he admires about her.
“Last year, if there was a ‘person of the year,’ it was Miley Cyrus,” he told them. “I had a sense that she just didn’t give a f–k. She had so many people telling her how stupid she was, or how embarrassing she was. But also, she had a lot of people telling her how absolutely great she was. And I could tell that she was like, ‘I don’t give a f-k what people think.’ And to me, that’s when the power of music and art really starts to accelerate.”
He continued: “Because if you’re really trying to sell records, that’s a difficult area to play in. If you’re trying to be popular, that’s difficult. If you’re trying to be something other than yourself, you’re probably gonna lose. But I could tell with her, she’s like, ‘I’m just doing whatever the f–k I want and I don’t give a f–k what people think.’ And I think she knew that we were fans, and last year on my birthday she tweeted a happy birthday wish to me and said that I was one of her favorite artists, and I tweeted her right back. We just got each other’s numbers after that and became friends. I think if you were around her, after five minutes you’d go, ‘Oh, I get it.’ I don’t think I would have any fun being in the studio with someone that was surrounded by managers and handlers. She’s not like that at all. I think that most of the people that are going to want to be around me aren’t like that.”
He compared working with Cyrus to working with Kesha, noting that the power Cyrus has over her career and projects is much different than Kesha’s, who is works under the shadow of Dr. Luke, the producer she is currently suing.
“But Miley, in a sense, is like me in that she just does what she wants to do. She’s the boss, she’s not calling anybody saying, ‘Can I do a song with Flaming Lips?’ If she wants to do it, she just does it. And anybody that works for her says, ‘Great, let’s go do it!’ And I think her camp does not look at it as being absurd.”
Incase you weren’t convinced that Cyrus is as big of a weirdo as she makes herself out to be online, Coyne confirms that it isn’t an act.
“They know her, she’s a freak. I can tell you for sure, she’s a bigger freak than I am. You’d love her. I mean, if you were around her, the perception that people have, that would completely disappear, you’d just love her. She’s absolutely fun and full of love.”
Miley Cyrus grabbed her crotch… for a cause. For once, the provocative star wasn’t being risqué for the sake of being risqué. Instead, she was taking part in a new cancer awareness campaign called “Feeling Nuts.”
The quote unquote challenge features celebrities, male and female alike, grabbing their crotch to encourage men to get themselves checked for testicular cancer. If discovered early enough, the disease is highly treatable.
Cyrus’ participation came after she was inspired by an amusing video Cara Delevingne created for the campaign.