Miley Cyrus has fans everywhere — even in the presidential race. Donald Trump loved her controversial performance at the 2013 VMAs, Miley says in a recent New York Times interview.
In case you don’t remember — and really how could you forget — in 2013 Miley Cyrus gave one of the raunchiest performances in MTV VMA history. The “Wrecking Ball” singer came to the stage via a gigantic stuffed teddybear and proceeded to gyrate provocatively on Robin Thicke when he joined her on stage for a performance of his hit “Blurred Lines.” There was twerking, lots of twerking.
That Miley Cyrus VMA performance prompted a slew of think pieces about cultural appropriation, sexuality in pop culture, and slut-shaming. But one person loved it, and that person is Donald Trump.
“I was in the studio with Kanye [later] that night, and we watched it back and we didn’t say anything. He was like, ‘That was sick,’ whatever,” Miley said of the performance in 2013. “We woke up the next day, and he was like, ‘Whoa.’ He called and said, ‘Turn on your TV.’ I was staying at the Trump Hotel and Donald Trump literally called and said, basically, ‘I know everyone’s talking about it, but I loved it.’ I had no idea anyone was talking about it yet.”
The vote of approval from Trump is kind of surprising given his history of misogynistic comments towards women in the public eye. After the first Republican presidential debate he claimed that Megyn Kelly, the debate’s moderator, “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” a not so subtle suggestion that Kelly was on her period during the debate.
You would think the Donald Trump Megyn Kelly debacle would hurt his chances in the presidential race. Quite the contrary. Despite his sexist comments, the Donald Trump for President bandwagon is still moving forward — and overtaking his rivals. According to Yahoo News, recent polls show that Donald Trump has 28 percent of the support from registered voters, much more than any of the other Republican candidates vying for the nomination. This is a jump from the 20 percent support he received in a July 30 Quinnipiac University survey.
Miley Cyrus didn’t give her opinion on Donald Trump as president. But she did promise viewers a “raw’ show full of “psychedelic” surprises from her as host.
“They said, ‘This is your party,'” Cyrus said to the New York Times. “I didn’t want this VMAs to be like they’ve been in the past… Last year there wasn’t even a host, so there was no energy.”
Miley Cyrus will host what promises to be a riveting MTV VMAs show on Sunday, August 30 at the Microsoft Theater in L.A
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