Miley Cyrus gave an interesting dance performance of her “twerking” obsession on the MTV VMA awards this past week. Miley was so over excited to perform that she actually tweeted and Instagramed some vulgar pictures and words about the VMA awards. Miley posted one picture of her kissing an oversized teddy bear and quotes “Dear VMA’s, Im about to f* yoooo s* uppp.” I follow Miley both on Instagram and Twitter; last week's tweets were very persuasive. Days before the VMAs, she tweets “keep tweeting #votemiley,” “IM GONNA TAKE OVER THE WORLD #WERKHARD #DREAMBIG #askmiley #votemiley.” The day of the VMAs, Miley goes on to tweet “For anyone calling me… I am locking down #BANGERZ literally tonight. Going MIA. #focused #putinWERK.”
This quote is humorous to me, considering she spells “work” as “werk,” which is very similar to the word “twerk.” I’m assuming “werk” is a combination of work and twerk, which is the dance Miley is so famously performing to millions now. As much as people have been putting Miley down and calling her names such as “whore,” “slut,” “ho”, and everything in the book, Miley obviously hasn't let the negative comments bother her. Her song “We Can’t Stop” has become a phenomenon all over the United States.
Mileys twerking sensation in the music video of “We Can’t Stop” has gathered positive attention, considering the song has been on the top five of the Hot 100 for nine weeks now. It holds the record for the most weeks on top of the Billboards Streaming Chart. Miley is becoming a completely different person from the Disney 2008-2009 Hannah Montana. Is this a good thing, or is this a bad thing?
In my personal opinion, I believe what Miley is doing is risky and unusual, but necessary. It’s not necessary in the sense Miley “needs” to continue twerking and making absurd scenes in front of millions of people, but becoming different is making her a star. That’s what America wants nowadays. They want something different. In other words, they want “wild,” “crazy” and “sexy.” Miley’s dancing and singing performances over the years might have changed, but her love for her fans has not. She tweets, “I love my fans more than anything in the whole wide world <3 <3 <3 <3 <3.” Miley’s new change is for the best is what she believes. She’s confident in who she is becoming in her music career and it doesn’t look like she’s changing back to her innocent Disney days anytime soon.
Miley is 20 years old and her intent is not to be a role model for younger kids anymore. Her goal is to reach the public with her shocking performances and to change her music into what she wants, not what Disney or her dad wants. Her goal is to be different. Dull or ordinary is clearly not in Miley’s vocabulary. She tweets, “If everybody were like everybody else, how boring it would be.” She has a point.
However, I do think Miley could go at it in a different manner. I don’t find it completely necessary to be twerking half-naked in front of millions. But she’s her own person and what she’s doing seems to be doing her wonders.