Miley Cyrus: I had to shed my Disney image so ‘I could be the bad bitch I am’

Miley Cyrus

Get ready, y’all. We took a day off from Miley Cyrus coverage yesterday, but Bangerz comes out next week. That means the Miley saturation will get worse before it gets better. Then she’s gonna start touring, and the world will see a glorious smattering of questionable outfits and front wedgies. Tonight, MTV will air Miley: The Movement, a documentary which promises to show the “real” Miley. Whatever that means. You can see the trailer below and listen to Miley talk about how she “just needed to let go of the past in a way, so I felt like I could be the bad bitch I am.” She claims her VMA performance was “a strategic hot mess” because “people take the VMAs so seriously.” She’s trying to say she meant to look like a total weirdo, and the joke’s been on the audience all along. Well Miley’s red-nailed foam finger is selling out on Amazon, which means there’s gonna be a whole lot of people twerking this Halloween.

Miley’s currently in NYC taking photos of her own billboards and preparing to host this weekend’s SNL. It will be epic.

Miley Cyrus

She has somehow managed to evade the paparazzi so far. Quite interestingly, Liam Hemsworth is also in New York. He just dropped $3800 at a sports bar with his buddies. He did a little shopping. God, he looks so happy to see the paps.

Liam Hemsworth

Oh and there was a fake story circulating a few days ago (and I won’t link it) about how Miley was supposedly preggers with Juicy J’s baby. I don’t know if Larry Rudolph had anything to do with this rumor, but Miley handled the “news” well.

Miley Cyrus

Liam Hemsworth

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, RCA records & Miley Cyrus on Instagram

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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Just what we need; MORE of this chick.


  2. Jules says:

    Someone needs to smack that tongue right back into her mouth.

  3. mia girl says:

    I watched Miley’s Saturday Night Live promos and was surprised – they were pretty funny. She’s got decent comedic timing.

  4. RHONYC says:

    i can’t with the back-throat nasal of her voice, it’s like nails on a chalkboard. :roll:

  5. *Laowai* says:

    You know something, Miley?

    People who try to come off as ‘rebels against the machine’ as much as you do…tend to be the biggest, most boring tools out there.

    Something to think about.

    And, as always, stick your tongue back in your mouth.

  6. mslewis says:

    Oh, Miley. Just stop . . . and keep that tongue in your mouth.

    Right now, on most of the Black/urban-oriented gossip sites, Miley is said to be the latest “pass-around” girl among a certain group of rappers. That is also where the preggers rumors began. At the moment, I don’t think she’s dumb enough to get pregnant but the diseases might be another story.

  7. MrsBPitt says:

    Dear Miley…STOP TRYING SO DAMN HARD!!!! WE GET IT…you smoke, do drugs, dress like a slut, curse like a sailor, are sexually active…yup, thats the definition of grown up!! (rolling eyes so hard they are popping out of my head)…

  8. Masque says:

    It’s more like Miley: The Bowel Movement.

  9. Merritt says:

    I don’t think anyone sees Miley as badass. I think people like to watch a train-wreck. And if she is actually doing as many drugs as she wants people to believe, she will crash sooner rather than later.

    She will be abandoning this style eventually. Proving that the ratchet label is accurate.

  10. MissNostalgia says:

    Substitute “bad” with “crazy” and you have it!

  11. Sam says:

    Oh honey, you were born into a family where the best known member became famous for dancing around in tennis shoes and a mullet, warbling a terrible country song. You then became famous for essentially playing yourself on a show (no acting required). I think you ceeded any chance of being “a bad bitch” a long time ago.

  12. claire says:

    Miley, Leann, Lindsay…all celebs that I try not to stare directly at their photos but just quickly scroll down to the text and comments. But it makes it hard to avoid seeing her terrible tongue and rage-inducing face when it’s on the front page like that! Can CB put a NSFL tag over it? :)

  13. Asdfg says:

    I don’t wish pain on many people but…..

    What’s “bad bitch” Miley going to do when she gets her ass kicked by a real “bad bitch” someday? Just like Justin Bieber, who DOES have it’s coming. He spits in peoples faces and expects them to lick it off. Miley’s never spit in anyones face but she seems to piss a lot of people off with her choice of words and performances.

    P-ss off the right person and you’ll be eating your words.

    • Hakura says:

      @Asdfg – That brings up a point that interests me. The last few times Miley has mentioned Justin in an interview, she talked about giving him advice (which is actually good advice, he should be following but isn’t)… But she apparently isn’t taking her own advice, so I guess she thinks she’s above it all?

      To Justin, it’s pretty bad when Miley has to give you advice.

      • Asdfg says:

        Oh yeah, she does! In her mind, she’s above everything. She’s “been there done that”! She’s so mature! She’s that sexy bad bitch homie girl who does drugs! :roll: LOL!

        What she needs realize is that almost no one is the first to do/try something. There will always be someone who’s been there and tried it before you.

        She recently said she felt like she was mentoring Justin. I don’t think she should be taking credit for mentoring anyone. She’s also a wreck and needs some mentoring!

      • Hakura says:

        @Asdfg – She’s done SO many things, even just in the last week or so, to really, truly shift my view of her. Even she admitted she spent her childhood being an adult, so now as an adult, wants to be a kid.

        But she’s incredibly emotionally stunted. She’s doing now what most 15-16yr olds do, experimenting w/things, wanting to be ‘cool, bad & sexy’, even at their own expense, but they can’t see that until it’s finally wheeled back around & caused them to fall on their ass.

        They have to hit the ground hard before they learn. I’m just afraid Miley’s ground is going to involve arrests & rehab a-la-Lohan.

    • withoutapaddle says:

      They act like disgusting little brats because they have bodyguards to stand behind when they run their mouths. The funniest thing is I bet those bodyguards want to beat the hell out of them more than anyone else.

  14. Katia says:

    I’ve been comparing Miley to Britney back when she was around the same age and trying to figure out why Miley bothers me more. There are some similarities between the two in terms of their careers and images. But while Britney had sexy VMA performances, Miley’s had a vulgarity/grossness about it that I don’t remember in any of Britney’s performances.

    • Eleonor says:

      At the time Britney could dance her ass off, and her shows were amazing. Miley looks trashy.
      Xtina had her own trashy/slutty period but she had great hits like “Fighter” or “Beautiful”, and people could ignore the trash because her voice is great.

    • Dutch says:

      Brit-Brit’s performances look sexy now but at the time they drew the same “how do I explain this to my preteen daughter?” rage. The snake? Promoting beastiality on cable! French kissing Madonna? Promoting deviant lifestyles on the tele-box! This has been going on since Elvis swiveled his hips on the Ed Sullivan show. As for Miley, anyone who was paying attention saw her performance coming a mile away. All during the recording of her album she had been posting twerking videos. And check the archives in May, June and July: Miley rarely kept her tongue in her mouth then.

  15. Rudgies says:

    Can Vanilla Ice have a talk with her too please?

  16. Maggie says:

    Actually I dont see anything wrong with what she’s doing. It’s getting her exactly what she wants. Attention. Bad or good that’s what celebrities need. Hate away but she’s making a killing right now and the rest of us are sitting behind a keyboard ragging on her for it. I wouldn’t mind living her life for awhile and then living off her income. Pretty sweet for a young girl!

  17. Hautie says:

    What is it with the need to “shed the Disney” with these girls. It never turns out positive for them.

    But I did see something that cracked me up. Concerning Miley and her “new” bad b*tch image…

    There is another image, of her bad b*tchness, from the MTV twerk-a-thon posted there too.

    • Chinoiserie says:

      I do not understand what is so bad with a Disney image in the first place. Sure it is a little embarrassing if you are a teenager and harder to get serious jobs, but you get lots of money. And Anne Hathaway for example was able to get rid of her image very easily without going crazy.

      • Dutch says:

        Anne Hathaway did just two movies and still had to get topless in “Brokeback Mountain” to be a “serious actress.” I think the shedding of the Disney image is akin to the classic preacher’s kid phenomenon. When you are in the Disney sphere it’s more than just a role you play and can tuck into a drawer. It becomes something that consumes your life, which can mess you up as a teenager. And when the parents become hired help (I’m looking at you Cyri and Lohans) it’s a recipe for disaster

    • Jay says:

      As someone who’s worked with Disney on their cartoon properties let me say there is something primal that drives you to want an antidote to the manufactured sweetness. Even the most low key people I know get a periodic rebel urge after too long in it. Imagine if your office played the same Muzak recording over and over every day. Or if you worked in one of those shops that played Christmas music all year long. So I get the urge to overcompensate. But I don’t mistake it for being mature. :)

      p.s. Google Harlan Ellison and his single day as a Disney employee for some amusing anecdotes on the subject.

    • Sam says:

      Dutch, Billy Ray was never Miley’s hired help. He was rich before Miley was born, and has never relied on her money because he has his own wealth. Billy Ray is a wealthy man in his own right.

    • Sam says:

      Dutch, Billy Ray was never Miley’s hired help.

  18. Sassy says:

    She really has a terrible speaking voice. And that tongue is nasty.

  19. lakota says:

    Never mind her tongue – is it just me or does she have freakishly long E.T. fingers in that pic where she’s wearing a hi-vis vest and no knickers?

  20. Eleonor says:

    I don’t think it was strategic. I think now she (her prteam) is saying it was “strategic” because everyone laughed at it.

  21. cmc says:

    You can preview the whole bangerz album in iTunes Radio right now…and I’m super ashamed to say I effing love it. It’s really fun, y’all.

  22. kcarp says:

    Ok so Miley does not have that many songs unless you include her Hannah Montana/THe Climb/Party In The Usa era. So you think as a bad bi*** she will include some of these to her set? Hannah Montana the Thug Years?

  23. Samantha says:

    Anyone else notice how insanely long her middle fingers are?

  24. Dommy Dearest says:

    Except the only fans that continue to excuse her issues and listen to her music, buy her albums are the Disney fans.

    You fail Miley. Go do some squats. Or get Kim K’s number.

  25. Homegrrl says:

    I worked in retail and the stock assistant came in one day wearing a zoot suit, we were like

    bobby, youre one baaaaad bitch.

    he was so happy. tongue out & everything. miley styly.

  26. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    She is gross, pathetic, uneducated, untalented, and putty in the hands of a cynical pr team. Assuming she could perform live for two hours in venues of 20-30 thousand, who would pay to see her warble and twerk. She can’t headline on her own that’s why she’s getting these one off gigs like SNL. Disappointed that SNL doesn’t have higher standards and is just going with the current media buzz.

    • lisa says:

      i assume this is why there was no miley skit on snl last wk

    • Bitca says:

      Not that any of this is my sort of music… but:

      Heck; the dubiously-talented Rihanna’s been touring for months–she hides her lack of performing ability by showing up as much as 90 mins late to gigs (like Baby Beiber… Even the Stones mostly stuck to a 60/70-mins late threshold).

      And when Rhi does appear? She is wasted, & listlessly grabs her crotch & tries to lip-synch without falling off-stage. Yet she is pulling in millions for her arena tour.

      If someone put a gun to my head, I admit I’d pick a live Miley performance. Have a suspicion that no matter how wrong-headed she may be in her videos, MC does not seem to view her fans with contempt & disregard—& might be interesting to see what she does in a full-length gig… At least (despite her current goofy state), she seems to want her audiences to enjoy what she’s doing.

  27. swack says:

    You can shed an image without being trashy. She needs to learn how to do so.

  28. MisJes says:

    I find Liam so attractive lately, shedding that 50kg of hot mess has done him the world of good. These pictures, yum!

  29. Anthea says:

    Dear Miley, this is what a genuinely artistic musical performer has absorbed in his lifetime – – now p**s off and read some books then come back with something engaging and unique. Or not.

  30. Jayna says:

    Her album has a lot of breakup songs on it. Well first songs about being in love and the demise later in the album. It’s really kind of a breakup album with midtempo songs country fused to urban. It’s not the total party album people think it is. It’s clear from one song he was caught texting someone. January maybe?

    • MisJes says:

      Sigh, are we still doing the January and Liam dance? Liam shared a ride home from a party with January (and his brother Chris, by the way, who was in the front seat). And that is all the solid proof there is of their supposed affair.

      As far as I am concerned, this rumour that he cheated on Miley with January appears to be nothing more than speculation, presumption and the use of calculated, selective photography.

  31. MourningtheDeathofMusic says:

    “What. An. Idiot.” – Hermione Granger

  32. Ho Stroll says:

    Rihanna 2.0 yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZ. . .

  33. Deb says:

    Try “stupid bitch” it works better.

  34. IceQueen says:

    Liam looks really happy to see the paps. I wonder if he called them…

  35. JudyK says:

    Yeah, you’re bad, Miley…bad to the bone.

    Now, SHUT UP (and go away).

  36. Kat says:

    There needs to be a media blackout on Viley. (Not a typo). I know there won’t be because she generates too many clicks, but a girl can dream.

    Where’s that MC blocker add-on for my browser? *searches*

  37. mj says:

    So… can we all agree that Miley is making Kristen Stewart seem less annoying?

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha. I’m still reading the bad bitch comment and I just can’t stop laughing and eye rolling.

      I don’t know though, Stewart ruined the hotness that was Thor in Snow White and the Huntsman with her ‘I smell something gross’ expression. Not even five minutes I could get into after seeing it for the first time. I blame her. I do see Kristen and Miley being friends though but Kristen hiding her head while in public or walking about five feet ahead of Miley with little Miles screaming ‘Wait up yall, let’s twerk glitter’.

  38. paranormalgirl says:

    “Miley…. the Bowel Movement.”

  39. Bread and Circuses says:

    The “real” Miley, eh?

    So…the documentary will portray her as a spoiled rich brat so narcissistic her ego demands she be adulated for behaving like a tool? That about right?

    Because that would be worth watching. I’d eat a slice of schadenfreude pie while I did.

  40. goldie says:

    I know schizos that are more normal than this imbecile :-p

  41. St says:

    Well Liam look happy and relieved.

  42. Isabelle says:

    Would love to take that permanent out-stuck tongue and stick it to a block of ice. Its needs to go back into the mouth

  43. Norman says:

    Miley: The ultimate try hard and fail. It is good to change from a girl to a young woman, to come of age. What I see in Miley is a total 180. What is she trying to be and more importantly what is Cyrus rebelling against?

    One thing is for sure, what ever this troubled kid does she is going to have a huge fan base, she will get noticed, she will get bad reviews on this weeks SNL, that’s virtually assured, just like Lindsay’s reviews after her hosting gig. The harder she falls the louder they will cheer and defend her to the tooth just like do for Justin Bieber and what they will do with Miley Cyrus.

  44. Lou says:

    Lorde just knocked her off Billboard’s #1. Wrecking Ball didn’t last long up there! Bet she’s grumpy this morning!

  45. aquarius64 says:

    If Miley is getting a rep as a “pass around girl” dollar bet when a sex tape surfaces she and her team will claim fake, she was unwilling, or both.

  46. ChicagoGirl says:

    I’ve watched her for a couple minutes now on MTV, and she’s a total narcissist. It’s also clear her parents raised her that way. It would be great if all the folks buying her songs would just stop it so she can go away. What a racist, try hard, untalented, and most definitely immature piece of work.

  47. Amy says:

    They all go off the rails for awhile. Christina Aguilera did that with the Dirrty CD but then went back to her roots and got over her not wanting to wear clothes ever phase. Brittany, Lindsay, Amanday… all of these girls were either on Disney or Nickelodeon as young kids. It is probably a coincidence, but an interesting one.

    Hopefully Miley will get all of her twerking and rebel behavior out of her system with this album. I do not not want to read about DUI arrests and rehabs three months from now!

  48. JustLurking says:

    It is too bad there’s no positive role models for todays young girls and women when celebrities like Miley Cyrus say it is a bad thing to be “Disney wholesome and nice.” What was Liam Hemsworth thinking when he hooked up with Miley? Probably with his pecker which never is a good thing.

  49. Megan says:

    LOL I am no Liam fan but boy does he look like a brand new man ever since he and The Tramp called it quits. Look! He smiles and laughs like a human being again! He’s probably on cloud nine to be out of that mess. Now he can date attractive women who actually have class.

  50. jwoolman says:

    Oh, Miley. You didn’t have to go bonkers to shed your Disney image. Just start over from scratch as an adult entertainer. And PLEASE drop the tongue thing. Please.

    Miley really does have talent as a singer and stage entertainer, judging from her performances during the Hannah Montana era, and was quite self-driven as a child and teen. But she was not known for her great judgment. (She got grounded a lot during her Hannah Montana days, and I mean off-camera.) She frequently posted not very appropriate things on YouTube or whatever as a teen, for instance, which must have driven the PR people crazy. Her parents likewise. Hopefully she’ll grow up eventually and relax, and rely on real talent rather than stunts to forge a career away from The Mouse.

  51. Mel says:

    Being a “bad bitch” is now something to aspire to?
    Good luck with that.

  52. agentscully says:

    “I had to shed my Disney image so I could be the bad bitch I am”?

    More like, “I’m acting like this because this is what my record company and producer Larry Rudolph told me to do”.

  53. Sugarrbunny says:

    No one who is a “bad bitch” has ever in the history of time had to announce that they are a bad bitch…please go away you no talent little simpleton

  54. Anon says:

    The things she does that she thinks “shed” her Disney image are so childish, it only confirms that she’s not very mature.

  55. Anon says:

    The things she does that she thinks “shed” her Disney image are so childish, it only confirms that she’s not very mature.