Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. In the feature, she took some time out to throw shade on hip-hop, saying that while she loves Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" because he's bigging up natural women, she was also glad that "it's not 'Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock. Which, understandable. Being an old ass man, I'm here for getting misogyny the fuck out of the rap game, and just an overall more conscious balance to what's being promoted on the mainstream side. But Miley, come the fuck on. Just because you're engaged to Thor's brother and are working on some more "rootsy," "political" material for your next project, that doesn't mean you get to act like your most previous incarnation didn't happen. This ridiculous video of Miley Cyrus twerking to "WOP" while rocking a unicorn onesie helped usher in the "new" phenomenon of twerking to white America. Don't believe me? Who else was talking about twerking to fucking Ryan Seacrest on the radio?
After all, Cyrus did get all the people talking about her, which is what marketing is essentially all about. Cyrus has then been everywhere since — from TV shows, radio waves and blogs, and is a constant topic in social networking sites. The result: just days after the show, the song has been purchased and downloaded 90, times.
T his summer, a line from a new Jay Z song was as ubiquitous as the person it referred to: "Somewhere in America," he raps, "Miley Cyrus is still twerking. Yesterday, Cyrus turned 21 years old. That official marker of adulthood underscores what she has been gleefully telling us for the last few months: she is no longer a little girl, however much some parties might want her to be. She simulated anilingus on one of her dancers, mimed pleasuring herself with a giant foam finger, and, most famously, twerked on Robin Thicke. Her performance was very lewd, pretty hilarious and hard to forget. The word "twerk" jiggled its way into our national consciousness and then parked its bottom in the Oxford English Dictionary : "To dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance. Among the most violently censorious of reactions was a blog post titled "Dear Daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you.
Since their debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and their penchant for causing headlines and shaking up the pop music world hasn't diminished. Here are 32 moments from VMAs past that have caused tongues to wag and eyebrows to raise. Manson wore prosthetic breasts, rail-thin actor and polio survivor Goddess Bunny cut a striking figure in drag and a phalanx of male cop dancers start making out with each other. Sharing the podium with anxious-looking A Different World actress Jasmine Guy, Weird Al didn't let fluffed-up audience praise careen past while presenting the Best Video of a Song from a Motion Picture at the ceremony. Each time a crescendo of "woo" rose from the crowd, he spat one back at them — loudly and obnoxiously. Meanwhile, Guy tightened her smile ever so slightly. When winners U2 and B. King weren't there to claim their win, Al's final flourish was to "pretend" to snatch the Moonman from Guy's arms. Screamy comedian Sam Kinison was given the task of honoring Guns N' Roses at the ceremony, where the hard-rock bad boys picked up Best New Artist.