Miley Cyrus took things are far as they could go in 2013 with her twerking, tongue wagging, public pot-smoking and videos in which she appears nude and simulates masturbation. But for a brief, shining moment, it appeared that she was going to take them even further in 2014.
In quotes that appeared on the Hollywood Life web site, which were re-run on Time.com, Miley Cyrus brought her rhetorical hammer down on perhaps the world’s number one female pop star, Beyoncé.
But to the great chagrin of celebrity-watchers and Miley Cyrus haters everywhere, the “Wrecking Ball” singer and former Hannah Montana star quickly took to Twitter to trash the quotes as false.
What started the controversy? Miley Cyrus, if the original quotes were to be believed, criticized Beyoncé for becoming a mother and then went on to say that she, Miley Cyrus, is better than the “Single Ladies” singer.
“As Beyonce grows in motherhood and all the crap it does to your body, it will create a vacuum for fresh young faces to rise up and no one else can properly fill that void right now,” she allegedly said in the quotes, which were also run by US Magazine and other sites.
“I got the total package, you know, the curves, the rhythm, and the voice. I’m just the best.”
The notion that Miley Cyrus somehow has better “curves” than Beyoncé appears laughable on its face. And Miley herself gave the claim a virtual laugh said when she blasted out her response via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
“That quote people MADE UP about Beyonce just made me lol!” the controversial 21-year-old tweeted. “Imagine if I said I got “the looks and the curves I’m just better!” Bahahahhaha”
The next Miley Cyrus tweet sounded less amused, with the daughter of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus vowing, “don’t worry. getting 2 the bottom of this s***. making the liar retract the statement. U can cause ALOT of drama but NOT between me & B!”
And Miley Cyrus, who performed outdoors in a frigid Times Square on New Year’s Eve with a nasty cough and cold, professed outrage at the fabrication.
“How are people allowed to make up s*** & then out quotes around it saying I said that s***! WTF!!?!” she tweeted.
The Hollywood Life site, which has since taken down the page on which the apparently bogus Miley Cyrus quotes ran, attributed the Beyoncé-dissing statements to an upcoming cover story about Miley in LOVE Magazine.
But a spokesperson for that magazine, which plans to run its Miley Cyrus feature in its March 2014 issue, told Time.com, “[N]one of the quotes featured on Hollywood Life earlier today relate to the upcoming issue of LOVE in any way.”