We all remember Miley Cyrus ’s “Bangerz” phase like it was yesterday. The tongue, the twerking, the 2013 MTV VMA’s performance with Robin Thicke . And while we all had our opinions about her performance, Cher made her’s loud and clear. The legend’s ruthless comments ended up going viral on social media and Cher attempted to offer clarity in a very long Twitter thread. Now, 7 years later, Cyrus is letting the world know what she thinks when iconic, and legendary performers like Cher talk about her in unflattering ways.
Cyrus is currently promoting her album Plastic Hearts and sat with SiriusXM‘s Live Transmission Christmas with the legendary Billy Idol on December 17th. According to E! Cyrus had an epic response to people who talk “s--t.” “The amount of people that have talked s--t about my records or what I’m doing, you know, I had Cher come after me on Twitter, but that’s when I thought I had really made it. I’m like, ’Oh, Cher gives a f--k about what I’m doing.’” Cyrus said
Cyrus continued, “I‘m like, ‘Oh, Cher gives a f--k about what I’m doing! When these legends and these icons and these artists that we look up to ... f**king hate us, it’s still a compliment… She was mad that I was sticking my tongue out all the time and all that shit. And I’m like, ‘Yo, I pissed Cher off, I really made it!”
As a refresher, after Cyrus’s performance, Cher held nothing back when it came to her opinions. Speaking to USA Today, Cher called the performance “so bad.” “She could have come out naked, and if she‘d just rocked the house, I would have said, ’You go, girl.’ It just wasn’t done well. She can’t dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn’t great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don’t stick out your tongue if it’s coated.” Cher said in the now seven-year-old interview.
Cher also told E! News “I don‘t give a s--t if she comes out naked… Just be better, do better…. Maybe she’s thrilled and delighted—everyone’s talking about it,” she said. “And so, that’s almost as good as it being great, you know. Especially kind of in this day and age. It doesn’t make any difference if you’re good. It just makes a difference if people are talking about it.”
Once Cher’s comments went viral she went on Twitter and attempted to add clarity to the situation. In a series of lengthy tweets, Cher made it clear that while it was was “not an apology” she was ashamed she couldn’t “keep [her] big Opinionated mouth Shut.” Per E!, the tweets read, ”Re:Miley S....I Think What I Think,but Having Said That...I‘m a little ashamed (which is Total bulls--t,how can u B a LITTLE ASHAMED) that…I didn’t keep my big Opinionated mouth Shut,” Cher wrote. ”WTF is MY PROBLEM ! I’m 2 Old to fall prey 2’Tell us, Oh wise 1,What did YOU think of M.S ? ’” she continued.
Re:Miley S....I Think What I Think,but Having Said That...I'm a little ashamed (which is Total bullshit,how can u B a LITTLE ASHAMED) that— Cher (@cher) September 18, 2013
“What I should have said, “I didn‘t like it that much, but she’s Pushing The Envelope, being an ARTIST ! She’s Talented,& DIDNT COMMIT A FELONY” ”But somehow my ego had 2 get ITS 2 CENTS IN! MY BIG ASS ’BAD’,I DIDNT SUPPORT A FELLOW ARTIST,” she tweeted. “TRUTHFULLY SHE WAS Fkng BRILLIANT..CAUSE...WE’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT. Ps this is Not an apology 4 what I Thought,its a Reminder,that if I don’t practice my principles,I loose Them.” ”FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, GET YOUR FKNG PRIORITIES STRAIGHT ! PULL UP YOUR BIG GIRL G-STRING & SAY I CAN BEAR IT IF CHER CANT SPELL.”
Billy’s Live Transmission Christmas will air on Tuesday, December 22, at 8 p.m. EST.