Everyone has Miley Cyrus on the brain. The emerging pop queen has a legion of fans — the Smilers — but on the road to Tuesday’s Bangerz release and her recently premiered “Miley: The Movement” documentary on MTV, the “We Can’t Stop” singer has picked up some unlikely fans — from Snoop Lion to boxer Floyd Mayweather.
“I’m excited for the documentary,” Mike Will Made It told MTV News as he walked the carpet for the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, set to air on October 15. “It’s dope because she don’t really do too much talking to the press. So it’s good for people to see her and see behind the scenes and see how she really living and see how dope she is.”
Mike Will made his name producing for ATL artists like Future and 2 Chainz while they were still on the come-up, but now he’s a premier hitmaker and has secured his spot on as executive producer of Miley’s brand-new LP. Future appears as well, on a track titled “My Darlin’,” which samples Ben E. King 1961′s classic “Stand by Me.”
“I believe that album is going to be special. It’s going to be a classic. It’s going to be one she’s going to go back on and perform forever. I’m glad to be a part of it,” Future told us just weeks before the October 8 release. “She’s a unique artist and she takes chances. I like that.”
Snoop Dogg worked with Cyrus on “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” a track he recorded as Snoop Lion on his reggae LP Reincarnated. The Long Beach, California, rap veteran has seen Miley’s growth first-hand and he is all for it. “I think she’s actually becoming who she is, when you get to a certain age and you want to reach out and branch out and become who you are, I believe that’s what it is with her,” he said. “She’s becoming the young lady that she wants to be not who her parents or her agents or mangers want her to be, but who she actually wants to be.”
It’s not just rappers who are enamored by Miley: Undefeated boxing champ and future hall-of-famer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is also a fan. In fact, Money Mayweather is looking to have Cyrus walk him out to the ring during his next boxing match in May, 2014. He’s already walked with Lil Wayne, 50 Cent and Justin Bieber, so why not Miley? “I’ve been talking about bringing Miley Cyrus for my next fight,” he revealed to us before giving her a new nickname: “The twerk queen.”