May 13, 2014


Miley Cyrus Says "Wrecking Ball" Is Not a "F-ck You" to Liam Hemsworth

Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images
Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images

Update 5/13: Cyrus responded to the words she spoke in London over the weekend, tweeting that what she said "had nothing to do with Liam. I was just trying to rile up the boys."

Sure, Miley, sure. 

Original 5/12 story: In the chorus of Miley Cyrus' smash hit "Wrecking Ball," she belts out "you wrecked me" many times with devastating effect. And over the weekend, she took some time to give a little back story on the song. 

“I wrote this song after somebody broke my heart, and I just wanted to say f-ck you,” she said on stage in London. “I wanted to write a No. 1 hit, something that would be on the radio,” she continued. “I wanted to make sure every time he turned on the radio he would hear my song and will keep hearing it for the rest of his life.”

Ouch. She's of course referring to Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, who Cyrus was engaged to until the two called it off in 2013. 

With Liam out of her life now, Miley now has her sights set on a different creative muse—the Flaming Lips. As previously reported, Cyrus joined the Lips in the studio for some warped takes on Beatles classics "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "A Day in the Life." Now she revealed to Rolling Stone that they've joined forces again and wrote some songs that could be on her follow-up to Bangerz

"They taught me to sing into the sadness, and that's helped me a lot on tour," Cyrus said. "Because I would've felt like I can't keep smiling, and I can't, like, go dance on this gold car, and act like I'm happy when I'm f--king not. But they're real musicians—they can change keys on a whim. I've never seen anything like it. They've had me on this journey that's greater than anything I've been on. It's really deep."

Cyrus is currently on tour in the UK after postponing several dates because she "poisoned" herself