A Letter To Miley Cyrus | Love.
Karina Sengupta stashed this
Well written. Amen to this!
Karina, I see what you mean:
I know I mentioned that a 12 year old should never have to be a role model, but as you have been very clear, you are no longer 12. You are 20. Therefore, you now have the responsibility of being a role model. So when you sing about getting a line in the bathroom, getting high on Molly, shaking it like you’re at a strip club, and doing whatever you want, you are sending the wrong message to girls everywhere. You see, you are the exception to the general rule. When you do those things, you get media attention. You get paid for club appearances. You get checks in the mail for your iTunes downloads. But when our girls do that, they get pregnant. They get addicted to heroin and end up on the streets leaving their family and friends in constant fear and grief over them. They drop out of school. They get kicked out of college and lose their scholarships. So, they really do end up shaking it at a strip club in order to pay the rent for themselves and their deadbeat boyfriends who can’t hold a job because of their alcohol dependency. You see, your music paints a false picture of what reality is. Partying and using drugs doesn’t lead to number one hits and nights filled with champagne, limo service, paparazzi attention and Snoop Dogg (lion?) calling you his homie. It leads to disaster, poverty, heartache and unfortunately for some, death.
Miley's performance was carefully created to make people talk about it.
It achieved its goal in sending Miley's song back to the top of the iTunes chart.
Mike Will Made It penned Miley Cyrus' single "We Can't Stop" with another pop princess in mind: Rihanna.
But Rihanna ended up recording "Pour It Up" instead, so Miley took the song and made it her own.
No word on whether the drug references ("lines in the bathroom," "dancing with Molly") were in the original lyrics.