Miley Cyrus’s naughty alter-ego may be making a comeback. That’s the claim being made by an article in the National Enquirer. They say that Miley is about to get scandalous again because her tamer album did not sell well. But, Gossip Cop, a site well known for debunking celebrity rumors, is on the case and they say that the Enquirer’s article doesn’t have one iota of truth.
“Miley’s new super-sweet image was to support her new CD,” the Enquirer’s “source” said, as reported by Gossip Cop. “However, once you have let the beast out of the bottle, you cannot put it back in.” The alleged insider goes on to say that Miley is just “pretending to be ‘Hannah Montana’ right now” but soon the “raunchy Miley will return because her music isn’t selling.”
But Gossip Cop contacted their own source who they say is very close to Cyrus. Their source says that the tabloid story was “silly.” Furthermore, in interviews, Miley has reiterated that she’s moved on from her risque persona and from the songwriter she was when “Wrecking Ball” was topping the charts. Here’s what she had to say about the song in an interview for NME.
“Lyrically I’m less impressed with that song for me right now. I feel like it doesn’t reflect who I am now, but that’s fine because it’s not supposed to… I’m sure I’ll say the same thing about this record (Malibu) at some point.”
The only thing that the tabloid story got right is that Miley’s latest, more subdued country album, didn’t sell as well as her previous projects. The album, called Younger Now, only sold 33,000 units during its first week, according to Idolator. To put that into perspective, Miley’s Bangerz debuted with a whopping 270,000 sales of traditional copies of the album. Younger Now charted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart during the first week. Demi Lovato and Shania Twain both released albums during that week and they both did better than Miley. Shania’s project was No. 1, that week while Demi scored a No. 3 spot.
But weak sales numbers doesn’t mean that Cyrus is going to resurrect “Naughty Miley” and start sticking her tongue out again. It seems pretty clear that she’s in a new space creatively and doesn’t want to go back.
Do you think that Miley Cyrus will return to singing more scandalous songs, or will she maintain this tamer persona? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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