Earlier this week, Miley shot some new photos with Terry Richardson, who previously shot her Harper’s Bazaar shoot and the music video for Wrecking Ball.
Miley is currently in New York, rehearsing for her appearance on Saturday Night Live this week, where she is hosting and also performing.
This may come as a shock, but it isn’t until a good quarter of the way through her new MTV documentary that Miley Cyrus sticks her tongue out. And twerking? Barely a passing mention.
Someone at MTV deserves a serious raise for foreseeing the distant gold in the reinvention of Miley Cyrus, the “Hannah Montana” tween star who shocked the pearl-clutching world last month with a foam finger, a slew of teddy bears and a heaping portion of sex in an instantly infamous performance at the Video Music Awards.
For its surprisingly kinetic one-hour documentary, “Miley: The Movement” — premiering Wednesday at 10 p.m. — MTV followed Cyrus for four months, from the early summer debut of Miley 2.0 with her urban single “We Can’t Stop” through her naked-but-for-the-boots music video for the chart-topping “Wrecking Ball.”
The titular “movement” is what Miley calls her transformation from wholesome Disney entertainer to a 20-year-old doing whatever-the-hell she wants.
“People always want to call it a transition . . . It’s not a transition,” she says forcefully in the doc. “It’s a movement. It’s a growth. It’s a change.”
Self-aggrandizing aside, there’s no debating that this is a Cyrus we haven’t seen before. Beneath the casual appropriation of black culture is a hard-working young woman who, frankly, knows exactly what she’s doing.
Earlier this week, the music video for 23 was released. Miley features on the Mike Will Made It track, alongside Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa (watch here). We got our hands on some portrait shots from the video shoot.
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Music video by Mike Will Made It performing 23 (Explicit) ft. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J. © 2013 Interscope