(originally posted 9/13 via tumblr)
Have you seen Wrecking Ball yet? Chances are…you have. Did you see her VMA performance? Did you hear about it? Chances are… you have. Whether you like Miley or hate her, you know her name.
You probably also know that Bangerz is dropping soon and she used to be a Disney Channel star (yes, Hannah Montana, child star who gets the best of both worlds).
So, you hate her? You don’t like that she dances with foam fingers and runs around half naked? That’s fine. However, I don’t hate her. I love that she twerks, chops her hair off and is making a new name for herself. Did I mention she’s breaking records and doing music that makes her happy?
I was in the unfortunate situation of “watching” the VMAs via my Twitter feed. Boy was it blowing up. Although 9/10 tweets in my feed were disgusted and/or shocked by the performance, they were still tweets. I decided to start looking at trending topics… of course Miley is all over this. Some people thought she was brilliant, some thought she was insane… but all that really matters is that they did just that, they thought about her. After watching via Twitter… I was finally able to watch it. Yes, I admit I more or less had my mind made up about her performance (that I was going to love it). And I did. I would be lying if I said she didn’t rock the boat and make me slightly uncomfortable, but isn’t that the VMAs is about? Remember when the Britney Madonna kiss caused so much uproar? Exactly. You remember it because it was memorable, not because you loved it and it made you feel happy about life.
Miley tweeted following the VMAs… “Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That’s more than the blackout or Superbowl!#fact.”
As VMA noise dies down, Miley gives the world another new “talking point” and it’s called Wrecking Ball.
The song itself caused lots of talking when it first came out. But not enough chatter, not for Miley’s style. The video, now that’s something that got people talking.
Miley broke the Vevo record, previously set by One Direction, for 19.9 million views in the first 24 hours. How awesome is that? You have to give the girl props, whether you hated the video or loved the video, you watched that video.
Yup, she went ahead and #WreckedTheRecord. Her video is artistic. She means what she says. She loves what she does. And you can tell. Did I mention her body is flawless? I’ll admit, I can’t hear the song anymore without visualizing naked Miley flying around on a ball and chain, but that doesn’t mean I don’t jam out to the song every time I hear it.
Long story short- Miley is making a name for herself, she’s doing the music she wants to do and she’s successful.