Miley Cyrus’ Manager Weighs In On VMAs Controversy

Miley Cyrus’ manager Larry Rudolph has weighed in on the singer’s controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Not surprisingly, he’s standing behind his client.

The singer’s appearance at the awards show ruffled some feathers on Sunday. The Parents Television Council, a teddy bear charity, and the inventor of the foam finger have already dropped some knowledge about the situation. Now it’s Rudolph’s turn to share a few thoughts on the matter.

During his chat with People, Miley Cyru’s manager said he’s standing behind the singer’s controversial performance at the Video Music Awards. Despite the backlash, Rudolph said he was thrilled with Cyrus’ duet with Robin Thicke.

“We were all cheering from the side of the stage. It could not have gone better. The fans all got it. The rest eventually will,” the manager explained.

Rudolph also gave the publication a little insight into where the performance originated. According to him, the vast majority of the performance came straight from her mind. However, Cyrus did have some help bringing these concepts to life.

“Most it came from Miley’s brain. But she collaborated with [her music video director] Diane Martel, who helped her conceive it and bring in the spirit of the VMAs. And with Todd James who designed all of those amazing bears,” Rudolph explained to the magazine.

Although Miley Cyrus’ manager and singer Justin Timberlake didn’t have a problem with the VMAs performance, foam finger inventor Steve Chmelar firmly believes Cyrus “degraded” an “honorable icon” by using it during the awards show.

“Fortunately, the foam finger has been around long enough that it will survive this incident. For people who like that kind of entertainment, I’m sure that it met their needs. As for Miley Cyrus, let’s hope she can outlive this event and also survive,” Chmelar explained to Fox Sports.

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