15 Most Shocking Miley Cryus’ Moments
When Lady Gaga goes to bed at night, there’s one thought that nags her as her eyes begin to droop and as she begins to dream… She thinks to herself, “Lady Gaga, how did I get out-shocked by Hannah Montana? Like seriously, Lady Gaga… How did I allow this to happen?” What’s the point here? Miley Cyrus continues to shock the world. In fact, she’s probably doing something right now that you’ll have to read about on your Facebook feed tomorrow… But, it’s all old news, you know! She’s been shocking people since back when she was Hannah Montana. Don’t believe us? Well, let’s take a look at Miley’s most shocking moments!
1. Don’t Break My Heart
If you want to understand Miley Cyrus, then you have to go back to the start. No, we’re not talking about her Hannah Montana days. Instead, we’re turning our attention toward her musician father, Billy Ray Cyrus. Now, if you’re young enough to not have lived through the “Achy Breaky Heart Craze” of the early 90s, then good for you. Otherwise, you remember that craze with dread, and your curse it for making Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus possible.
2. Vanity No Fair
For many, Miley’s transformation in 2013 seemed to come out of nowhere, but for those who were paying attention the signs had always been there. Consider, for example, Miley’s cover photo for a 2008 issue of Vanity Fair. It featured the young star clad only in simple white sheet. Many felt it was too risqué for someone her age, and we’re sure that many online petitions were crafted as a result.
3. Hackers, Hackers, Hackers
Way back in the day Miley Cyrus was still peddling her squeaky-clean image as America’s sweetheart, Hannah Montana. But even then, the cracks in that squeak-clean façade were beginning to show. Perhaps you remember when some “hackers” got their hands on some rather scandalous pictures of the pop star? As you might expect the faux American outrage followed, but all that paled in comparison to what was to come.
4. Greasing The Pole
Really, if you didn’t see what was ahead for Miley Cyrus during her Hannah Montana days, then you really weren’t paying attention. Let’s take you all the way back to the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, which took place during the height of Miley Cyrus’ popularity. Do you remember that she performed as Hannah Montana that year? Do you remember that a large part of that performance involved a stripper pole?
5. Taking The Next Step
Of course, the general public generally skips awards shows, especially ones like the Teen Choice Awards. If you really want to shock the public as a musician, then you’ve got to release a scandalous music video. That’s exactly what Miley (as Hannah Montana) did when she released “Who Owns My Heart” back in 2010. As you might recall, lingerie and a bed were involved… We’re not saying jailbait. But, jailbait.
6. Getting The Tat
When you’re trying to break out and show your wild side, there’s one thing you might consider doing. You might head to the tattoo parlor and get your first piece of body art. Well, that’s exactly what Miley did when she was still peddling her Hannah Montana persona. What was the tattoo you asked? Well, she got the words “just breathe” tattooed right below her left breast. Aren’t you just scandalized?
7. Getting Hairs Cut
If you’re a fan of the 90s TV drama “Felicity”, then you know the script that has been written for any young woman who wants to become a “Woman with a capital W”… You’ve got to get the bold haircut (remember when Felicity showed up in New York City freshly shorn?). Any old way, this is the move that Miley copied back in 2013, when she ditched Hannah’s Christianly locks, and adopted a more “That Russian Woman In Rocky 4” vibe.
8. Dancing With Molly
When Miley dropped the video for “We Can’t Stop”, the world knew that things were different now. If you haven’t seen the video – or if you’ve managed to forget the song – then let us refresh your memory. The video features an over exposed Miley writing around in a post-party haze, no doubt brought upon her by that “Molly” she keeps talking about. And no, that’s not her best friend – that’s a little drug known elsewhere as MDMA.
9. Hello, Robin
Plenty of women had been twerking for plenty of years… But when Miley Cyrus twerked on the stage of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, well that made international headlines! Maybe it had to do with how uncomfortably close she was getting to Robin Thicke during his performance of “Blurred Lines”, or maybe it had to do with the cracked-out teddy bears she was dancing with. Whatever the case, the public was shocked.
10. She Came In Like A Wrecking Ball
While Miley’s fans were already well aware of her transformation, the general public got their first taste at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Failing that, the general public got its fill when Miley Cyrus dropped her video for “Wrecking Ball” – which was a little bit on the nose, if you ask us. In any event, it featured a naked Miley Cyrus swinging around on top of a wrecking ball and wrecking things. How scandalous!
11. The Terry Richardson Photo Shoot
Back in her Hannah Montana days, Miley was a girl that other girls could look up to – you know, with how she balanced her life as a pop star with her familial and academic responsibilities… Or something like that? Anyway, whatever shred of good Christian propriety Hannah Montana and Miley once shared was stripped away when her photo shoot with Terry Richardson revealed the young star flipping the bird and smoking cigarettes.
12. Joining The Dogg Pound
So, if you’re a white pop star that’s trying to signal to the general public that you’re “down”, there’s one person you’re going to hit up for a collaboration: Snoop Doggy Dogg (or Snoop Lion, Snoop Dogg, or whatever he’s calling himself right now). In any event, Miley followed in the footsteps of many others, recording and releasing a song with the Dogg-father himself called “Ashtrays & Heartbreak”.
13. Sex And The City
There was once a time when Sex and the City was a landmark show for HBO. When it was, Sex and the City was pretty much the most scandalous thing on television. That time came and went, but several Sex and the City movies followed. If you happened to catch the second of those movies, you might’ve noticed a cameo by Miley herself. Whatever squeak-clean pretentions she once had were clearly at an end.
14. Tongue Waggling
There are some people who claim – and pretty much rightly so – that Miley has coopted the whole “twerking” thing. Do you know another thing she’s coopted? The girl sticking her tongue out in a picture thing. Like seriously, just take a look through old photos of your friends on Facebook. How many of them were doing it way back in the day? At any rate, this kind of behavior is pretty much the only thing you see on Miley’s Insta.
15. Nice Bikini, Miley
You know, there are plenty photos we could pull up of Miley that would be sure to shock you. But, we’ve got to keep things a little tame here, so we’ll leave that to you and Google (be sure to turn “Safe Search” off)… At any rate, the tamest of the things we’ve seen her do, which we can still show you here, is that one-piece bikini she’s been seen sporting. Pretty shocking, right? Or sexy? We don’t know; we can’t tell anymore.