Twitter Litter: the 'Miley Twerks' Edition
Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash.
An issue of worldwide consideration and great magnitude happened this week. No, not Syria; don't be silly. Something much more important has been dominating the intense minds of musicians: Has Miley Cyrus elevated twerking into a true art form, or has she shoved it into the gutter forever?
If you're not familiar with the most talked-about performance in MTV Video Music Awards history (except for, you know, Madonna's "boy toy" romp, Nirvana's performance-stopping headache and Kanye vs. TayTay), here's a little refresher about the most pressing issue on the planet:
No matter what anyone thinks, Cyrus (@mileycyrus) is pretty damn happy that she rubbed elbows -- and tongues and sexyparts -- with Robin Thicke and a bunch of furries:
Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 26, 2013
"Mile, if twerkin woulda been invented.... And I had a foam finger.... I woulda done the same thang you did." - DAD— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 28, 2013
God bless you ❤ pic.twitter.com/vlKvNGRY3s— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 28, 2013
At a cafe, explaining what twerking is by yelling into my phone so my hearing challenged mom can hear me, is the perfect start to Hump Day.— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) August 28, 2013
i have still haven't watched or really even know what went down with Miley at the VMAS, think I might keep it that way.— Edward Droste (@edwarddroste) August 28, 2013
Miley, if Courtney Love has your back, you might want to examine the path you're traveling. Because, sweetie, we just don't know what's happening here: