Jon Lajoie had added his perspective to the Miley Cyrus VMA controversy, doing so in a rap video that calls out critics of the raunchy performance.
Lajoie is known to television audiences as Taco from the FX comedy series The League, but he’s been doing stand-up comedy and making funny music videos for years before that. After controversy arose when Miley Cyrus gave a racy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that included twerking on stage in a bra and nude underwear, Lajoie cooked up a song to take on Miley’s critics.
The song is called “Miley, You’re a Good Girl” and within a day has approached 700,000 views on YouTube. Using a beat from the Kid Cudi song, Lajoie raps about the hypocrisy of criticizing Miley Cyrus when other pop stars are expected to act the same way.
In the song, he raps:
“I suspect she is on drugs, I think she’s losing her mind/ Did you see her shaking her ass on TV, singing ‘Blurred Lines’?/ Which is such a wholesome song, I can’t believe she ruined it/ Her slutty moves made Robin Thicke look misogynistic.”
Jon Lajoie goes on to call out the music industry for promoting sex in music videos but chastising Miley Cyrus for doing the same thing:
“What a b****, she makes me sick, doesn’t she have ethics?/ How dare she try to use sex to sell pop music./ We want topless women in our music videos, We want pop stars acting like they’re in a porno/ You know we want it and we gettin’ what we asked for/ But then when Miley does it we say, ‘Oh my God, no!’
The song has gotten a lot of attention on Twitter and shares on Facebook, and not just because it so adeptly points out the hypocrisy of those attacking Miley Cyrus. It’s also about timing. Jon Lajoie, who knows a thing or two about making a song go viral, was able to write and record “Miley, You’re a Good Girl” in less than two days after the controversy first broke.