July 3, 2014


Miley Cyrus Taps "Blurred Lines" Director for "4x4" Video

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

After she takes over the silver screen with her Bangerz special this Fourth of July weekend, Miley Cyrus will be heading back to the video set—and she's bringing a familiar face and favorite collaborator with her. 

Diane Martel, the director behind the hyper-controversial music videos for "We Can't Stop" and "Blurred Lines" (and the creative director of the equally scintillating Bangerz tour) take a seat behind the camera once more to direct the video for "4x4," Miley's country-rap Nelly collaboration from Bangerz.

""The ['Bangerz'] show has changed immensely where her performance is concerned," Martel tells Billboard. "She is so crazy and spontaneous each night. With each different audience, whatever they give her in terms of energy and actual gifts (hats, clothes, dolls, weird props), she works into each song," Martel says. "I've never seen anything like this. One editor on the show said she was a mixture of Johnny Rotten and Elvis. She literally will make anything handed to her onstage a seamless part of the number."

Since the drop of the "We Can't Stop" video, Cyrus has infamously paired up with notorious photographer and bonafide creep-o Terry Richardson, who directed the now iconic "Wrecking Ball" video, along with the video for "Adore You." Given the hot water Richardson seems to be steeping in as of late, going with Martel for the next Bangerz cinematic take seems to be the right move.