What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the name, “Miley Cyrus?” Is it Hannah Montana? Is it her performance at VMA when she grinded on Robin Thicke? Only recently, she went on Jimmy Fallon and talked about quitting weed and her new image that is much less provocative.
Miley Cyrus’ hit TV show Hannah Montana ended in 2011, and only 2 years after that, she went on VMA wearing a teddy bear suit and grinding on Robin Thicke with her tongue out, shocking pretty much everyone. She made music videos like, “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” with some shots of her with her tongue out, some very provocative images and nudity.
In 2013, she spoke to Rolling Stone about her image.
“I know what I’m doing. I know I’m shocking you. When I’m dressed in that teddy bear thing, I think that’s funny.”
“I just stick my tongue out because I hate smiling in pictures. It’s so awkward. It looks so cheesy. Now people expect it, like, ‘Put your tongue out!’”
Recently, her image has changed drastically. Rolling Stone’s Joyce Chen wrote in an article published on June 23, 2017,
“In recent months, Cyrus has simplified her image to one that’s a bit more reminiscent of her days as the child star of Disney channel’s hit series, Hannah Montana. At the Billboard Music Awards last month, the outspoken singer donned white shorts, a white off-shoulder cropped top, boots and a floppy hat to perform her gauzy single Malibu. (The image was a far cry from her eye-popping, provocative performance with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV VMA Awards.)”
In regards to weed, she stated in the 2013 article mentioned above,
“Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And molly, too. Those are happy drugs – social drugs. They make you want to be with friends.”
On June 15, 2017, she went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and she talked about weed,
“I kept having this nightmare, it was seriously horrible.”
“I had this dream that I would die during my monologue on SNL for some reason. That I would just get so stoned that I just died. Which I Googled, and that’s never happened.”
Then, she explained further,
“No one’s ever died from weed, but no one has ever smoked as much as I did, so they don’t really know.”
Quitting weed and stopping all of her previous provocative actions have definitely helped her becoming more clear-minded. In the Fallon interview, she said,
“I’m actually the most passionate about what I’m doing with this record than I’ve been.”
We wish her the best and hope she continues her way on the good path she’s been heading.
Her new songs, “Inspired” and “Malibu” are available on iTunes and Spotify.
Written by Curtis Han, RM Entertainment Contributor