December 14, 2020 | 12: 02pm
Miley Cyrus’ public transition from Disney darling to grownup hit followers like a wrecking ball, and she or he has no regrets about it.
The “Prisoner” songstress, 28, has overcome each scandal a younger pop star may face, from a wild Vanity Fair cowl to leaked nude images and drug use. Though she at first atoned for every controversy as she confronted it, she later modified her tune and have become proudly unapologetic.
Here are her 11 largest scandals by means of the years.
Intimate images get leaked
In 2008, a hacker accessed Cyrus’ private images and leaked them throughout the web. One photograph confirmed Cyrus intimately posing for then-boyfriend Thomas Sturges.
In a brand new interview with Rolling Stone, Cyrus stated her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, tried to disregard the scandal on the time whereas her mother, Tish Cyrus, was infuriated.
“My dad ignored it because it’s just like any teenage girl and their dad’s like, ‘Let’s please not have this conversation,’” she advised the journal. “My mom, I think it made her really angry. I think even she felt it could be distracting from what I was doing.”
The practically nude Vanity Fair cowl
For Vanity Fair’s June 2008 cowl, Annie Leibovitz photographed then-15-year-old Cyrus in nothing however a sheet.
Then a Disney star on “Hannah Montana,” Cyrus confronted instant controversy for posing so scandalously. At first, the “Malibu” singer caved to the backlash and issued an apology.
“I appreciate all the support of my fans and hope they understand that along the way I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect,” the assertion learn. “I never intended for any of this to happen, and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone.”
Ten years later, Cyrus rescinded her apology. Re-sharing a New York Post cowl through Twitter, Cyrus wrote, “IM NOT SORRY” and added, “F–k YOU.”
She and a good friend cyberbully Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato
Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus in 2008
Cyrus and Lovato had been lifelong mates, however when Lovato was set to make her Disney Channel debut in “Camp Rock” in 2008, the tides turned.
Cyrus and pal Mandy Jiroux uploaded a video to Cyrus’ YouTube by which they mocked Lovato and the “Wizards of Waverly Place” star, fueling rumors that their friendship was on the rocks. She and Jiroux finally deleted the video and apologized.
Cyrus is accused of racism
In 2009 when she was simply 16, Cyrus confronted backlash for making “slanted eyes” in a photograph with mates, which many took to be offensive in opposition to the Asian group. She chalked it up as making “goofy faces,” which didn’t fly.
A bunch representing LA-based Asians sued Cyrus for the gaffe and demanded $4,000 in damages per complainant. A choose finally tossed out the lawsuit.
Pole dancing on the 2009 Teen Choice Awards
Miley Cyrus on the 2009 Teen Choice Awards
It actually was a celebration on the Teen Choice Awards.
While performing her mega-hit single “Party in the U.S.A.,” Cyrus, who was nonetheless starring on “Hannah Montana” on the time, made headlines by pole dancing. It was a far totally different picture for somebody showing on the Disney Channel.
At the time, Disney Channel had no touch upon the sensual dance strikes.
The notorious bong video
In December 2010, a seemingly now-former good friend leaked video of Cyrus smoking salvia from a bong. Though she first stated she was “disappointed” in herself, she later confirmed her good humorousness by honoring it on the 10-year anniversary.
“Happy 10 year anniversary to the groundbreaking video of a teenager smoking a bong & saying dumb s–t to their friends,” she captioned the re-shared video.
The penis birthday cake for Liam Hemsworth
In 2012, Cyrus bought a penis-shaped cake for then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth (whom she’d later marry and divorce). An image of her licking the cake went viral and she or he later admitted the inappropriately candy deal with bought her fired from the animated movie “Hotel Transylvania.”
Twerking on Robin Thicke on the 2013 VMAs
‘Twas the dance move seen ’around the world.
Cyrus licensed herself as a controversial star throughout her “Bangerz” period when she twerked throughout Robin Thicke throughout the 2013 MTV VMAs whereas performing a duet model of “Blurred Lines.” Scantily wearing skin-tight shorts and a crop prime throughout the surprising efficiency, Cyrus prompted jaws to drop.
Friends of Cyrus later advised Page Six that they suspected she could have been on medicine throughout the controversial efficiency.
Lighting a joint on stage on the 2013 MTV EMAs
Miley Cyrus lights a joint on the 2013 MTV EMAs
Cyrus continued to throw warning to the wind in 2013, following up her twerktastic efficiency on the VMAs with a marijuana-laden one on the MTV EMAs.
While accepting the perfect video award for her music “Wrecking Ball,” Cyrus advised the viewers, “‘You know, I couldn’t fit this award in my bag but I did find this,’” earlier than pulling out what gave the impression to be a joint from her Chanel bag and lighting it.
Years later she stated that second was why she was not invited to awards exhibits.
Speaking out on rap and hip-hop music
During her “Malibu” period, Cyrus got here below hearth for her feedback on rap and the hip-hop music genres, which she already had been accused of appropriating throughout her “Bangerz” album.
“I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little,” she advised Billboard. “It was too much ‘Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my c–k’ — I am so not that.”
She later defended her feedback in a since-deleted Instagram put up, saying she prefers “uplifting, conscious” rap.
“I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip-hop as I’ve collaborated with some of the very best,” Cyrus wrote. “At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap! As I get older I understand the effect music has on the world & seeing where we are today I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics!”
Liam Hemsworth dishonest scandal
When Cyrus and Hemsworth introduced the surprising information that they have been divorcing, rumors swirled that she cheated on him with Kaitlynn Carter.
In a prolonged Twitter thread copping to her many fake pas over time, Cyrus vehemently denied dishonest on Hemsworth.
“I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating. Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will,” she wrote.
Though Cyrus has been by means of the ringer when it comes to scandals and controversies, her perspective could be summed up by her tweet: “I am proud to say, I am simply in a different place from where i was when I was a younger.”