During an appearance on Thursday night’s “Britain’s Got Talent,” [artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus[/artist] appeared to take a page from Katy Perry’s playbook, when she feigned a lip-lock with a female dancer onstage.
Yes, Cyrus kissed a girl (no word on whether or not she liked it) — or at least mimed the act — midway through a performance of her new single “Can’t Be Tamed,” grabbing the backup dancer, dipping her low, then planting a smooch on her. (It also sort of looked like Cyrus was attempting to devour the dancer, which was rather fitting since she was sort of dressed like a lion.) The “Talent” audience seemed oddly dumbstruck by the gesture, but at the end of Cyrus’ song, they loudly whooped their approval.
Her “Tamed” performance follows hot on the heels of the decidedly dark, steamy and mature video for the song, which raised more than a few eyebrows and seemed to signal Cyrus’ attempt to distance herself from her squeaky-clean “Hannah Montana” past. But Miley told MTV News last month, nothing could be further from the truth.
“I think it definitely shows a change of what people remember me as, but it’s not trying to not be me. … I didn’t want to be just a character. I wanted to be myself,” Cyrus said. “I think that’s why the video is so unique. The lighting is different, the outfit may be different, but what you see in me is the same since I was 11-years-old on ‘Hannah Montana.’ ”
In other Cyrus news, on Friday morning, she took to the blog on her official site to dispel rumors (rather emphatically) that she and boyfriend Liam Hemsworth had parted ways.
“Just wanna clear up a rumor. Liam and I did not break [up]. EVER! We are so happy and a lot of that has to do with the amazing relationship he has with my family,” Cyrus wrote. “We are both so busy right now, so having them by our side supporting us and our career is such a blessing! So any type of rumor that said there was drama with them is completely false. Thanks for letting me clear that up.”
Do you think Miley is trying to make herself look more mature? Is she going about it the right way? Sound off in the comments.