“She was caught up in the moment. That’s Miley,” a source told E! News, revealing that there wasn’t as much tongue, twerking and foam finger action from the 20-year-old during rehearsal. “People need to understand she was just having fun,” the insider added. But just because Liam didn’t give Miley’s performance two thumbs up, doesn’t mean the engaged duo is on the rocks. While the source says there has been some “tension” between the twosome recently, the insider believes the lovebirds will work past their latest rough patch. “They go through these phases and things usually work out,” the source explains. Meanwhile, Miles was spotted leaving her hotel in London Thursday, where she opted to ditch yesterday’s sheer ensemble for a large blanket (girl’s gotta stay warm!). The 20-year-old pop star, who’s been hard at work promoting her forthcoming album Bangerz, looked tired as she covered herself with a blanket over her head while carrying a pair of leopard-print PJs. PHOTOS: Miley’s best twitpics RCA Records Earlier this week, Miley made waves when she released the music video for her single “Wrecking Ball,” in which the pop star swings around on a wrecking ball completely naked. While the clip has certainly received its fair share of backlash, the video broke Vevo’s record for the most-viewed videoreceiving some 19 million views in 24 hours. Cyrus has since responded to the backlash and downplayed the in-your-face nudity to MTV News . “I think the video is much more [than that],” she said. “If people get past the point I make, and you actually look at me, you can tell I look more broken than even the song sounds.
Miley Cyrus, Kanye West collaboration on ‘Black Skinhead’ is true, says producer Mike WiLL Made It
Its about done, he told host Sway Calloway. Were just touching the beat up a little bit. Its about done; its about there. Its sounding crazy too. Whats even crazier is what Cyrus could potentially add to the 36-year-old rappers song, which already includes lyrics like They see a black man with a white woman/ At the top floor they gone come to kill King Kong/ Middle America packed in/ Came to see me in my black skin. One can only wonder whether she is singing on the remix or rapping, as she recently dropped a verse on Mike WiLLs track 23. Cyrus new album, BANGERZ, due Oct. 4, also features several hip-hop artists, like Big Sean, French Montana, Ludacris, and Nelly. PHOTOS: MILEY CYRUS’ MOST ATTENTION-SEEKING MOMENTS EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images We Cant Stop producer Mike WiLL Made It arrived at the VMAs with Cyrus and confirmed she did in fact head straight to work with Kanye West after the show. We watched the VMAs a little bit, but we went straight to the studio, he said. While some have criticized the Wrecking Ball singer for trying to gain street cred, others have even said shes trying to be black. The criticism started after Cyrus reportedly told sibling songwriting duo Timothy and Theron Thomas that she wanted a more urban sound when they were penning We Cant Stop. I just want something that just feels black, she reportedly said. In an open letter from June, The Huffington Post s Ernest Owens wrote to Cyrus, To take it a step further, you express what feels black in the music video to the song as a portrayal of you twerking with a group of black women enticing you on. PHOTOS: CHILD STAR MELTDOWNS Shortly after Cyrus controversial VMA performance, The Root s Demetria L. Lucas wrote, Cyrus can surround herself with a thousand big-bootied black women onstage or use a million more, essentially as props, in her videos to achieve some disillusioned version of street cred, but that doesnt make what shes doing anything close to authentically black. Still, West is supposedly supportive of her wild antics, especially the VMAs performance. He told her that she did right, the producer said.