Can you believe it’s Valentines day?! Like fucking Valentines day already? I know most people get to spend this day all loved up and shit, but here’s me still enjoying National Pizza day because that was the best day ever! Oh and hi i’m Miley Cyrus and you’re not watching the disney channel, but also Happy Love day.
“I was so young. What’s unfortunate is that, as we got older, we ran in
different circles. We’ve always had respect and wished the
best for each other. I don’t know that I have any regrets. It’s more
gratitude for having had a good friend in a time of craziness in my life
and in hers.”
Cosmic Coincidences and Lots of Rainbows: The Wild Work of @jenstark
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It’s loud; it’s bright; it’s psychedelic; but the wild work of Jen Stark (@jenstark) is rooted in the natural world. “In nature, color is used as an attractant, whether it’s telling you that something is poisonous, like a crazy, colorful mushroom, or delicious, like a berry,” Jen says. A recent transplant to Los Angeles from Miami, Jen wasted no time meeting the right people — first, Wayne Coyne (@waynecoyne5) of the Flaming Lips, and then his close friend, Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus). A few days after Jen and Miley met, MTV approached Miley with a mock-up billboard for the VMAs with the star’s image imposed on Jen’s artwork. “It was a funny cosmic coincidence,” says Jen. Now the two have collaborated on the art for Miley’s newly released “Lighter” video, composed entirely of Jen’s animated projections on Miley’s frame. “We went in the production studio and just projected it on her body, and she just sang the song,” says Jen. “I thought it was a perfect fit.”
“It’s been a while since I spoke to Miley, but I think that the persona
is awesome and I think that she is living proof that you can continue to
evolve as an artist and a creator. And I’m a huge Woody Allen fan, so I’m looking forward to seeing the show that she’s doing with him.
…With the brother stuff, I constantly go back and reminisce about the
music that we released together and touring and you know it was some of
the best years of my life,” he said. “So you know, thinking back to
some of those records that we released and got to play was really fun.”
- Nick Jonas reflects on his relationship with Miley Cyrus and Disney past. x
We just wanted to let you know that our song Miley is not intended as a sweeping intersectional feminist statement and in no way reflects an alignment with the more problematic things that Miley says. It is a funny and heartfelt song about a girl we grew up watching on children’s program television pioneer adult film acting and break from a visibly harmful chain of corporate control (see her comments on her own body dysmorphia). We wanted to celebrate her evolution from a puppet to a free spirit who is learning how the outside world functions while in the public eye constantly, heading her increasingly popular lgbtq ally foundation “happy hippie”. In the words of her alter ego Hannah Montana “nobody’s perfect”, but she has been trying to clean up her act. Hope that clears up some of the confusion, and we hope Miley begins to grasp the more complicated undertones of American racism and transphobia soon, too.