Miley Cyrus reveals Donald Trump called her after that racy VMAs performance
Miley Cyrus' now infamous 2013 VMAs performance was a far cry from the days when she was a Disney Channel endorsed child star. Performing Blurred Lines, Cyrus proceeded to twerk all over Robin Thicke in what can only be described as reckless abandon. And so scandalous was the performance that it allegedly caught the attention of a certain President of the United States.
During a cover story interview for Vanity Fair, the Wrecking Ball singer recalled how Donald Trump actually called her the day after the VMAs to "congratulate" her on her performance. Cyrus was residing at Trump Tower in New York City at the time.
"I loved it," he proceeded to say, making the interchange even more uncomfortable. We should also bear in mind that Cyrus was was around 19-years-old at the time, while Trump was 66-years-old.
Creepy, eh, but could we expect anything less?
Cyrus didn't disclose how she responded to Trump's lewd comments, but she has reflected on that risqué VMAs performance in the past. "In the beginning, it was kind of like saying, ‘[Screw] you. Girls should be able to have this freedom or whatever," she told Harper's Bazaar back in 2017. "But it got to a point where I did feel sexualised."
The singer, who recently tied the knot with on-again-off-again boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, then went onto discuss why she didn't follow through with her promise to move out of the USA if Donald Trump was elected president. "We all said a bunch of shit we didn’t mean," she asserted. "Because we really thought: ‘Maybe people will listen. Maybe people actually realise how detrimental this will be to our f*cking country if this happens.’ Obviously they didn’t."
She proceeded to point out that leaving the country wouldn't have had a sizeable impact on anything. "As someone who is so proud of being an activist, am I going to feel proud of myself just running away from, and leaving everyone else here to live under, a completely racist, sexist, hateful a**hole?" she said. "You can’t leave everyone else to fend for themselves."
In other, more lighthearted, news, Cyrus had a lovely, intimate wedding ceremony with Liam Hemsworth. And the photos are just gorgeous...
During an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Liam opened up about the low-key, casual affair. "We never wanted to do anything too extravagant or big," he explained. "We just wanted to — you know, we find the whole thing kind of embarrassing. We know how we feel about each other, but we just wanted to do something simple and organic and just with basically, immediate family. But it was a really nice day. Really, really special."
Well, it certainly looks it!