Miley Cyrus has twerked up a storm this year, causing many a gasp thanks to a stream of controversial tactics. She might be at home in her PJs with the fam, but this 21-year-old can create an online storm even on her day off. As her video 'Adore You' leaked a day earlier than planned, hitting the internet on Christmas Day. You didn't think you'd enter 2014 without another Miley viral, did you?
If you thought Wrecking Ball was raunchy, we advise you don't press play. In the video for the beautiful ballad, Miles wriggles about under the covers in her nude underwear, and films herself on a night-vision camera masterbating. It then cuts to her lying in a bath running her hands up and down her black lace bodysuit. This is a Miley Cyrus video, so of course the tongue makes a cameo. We've said it before, and we're sure we'll say it again, ohhh Miley.
Ms Cyrus is not impressed that the video got leaked early, as she wrote on Twitter: 'We all know Smilers would break another record if it wasn't for the f**k face who leaked my video. Alllllll good! Keep smiling :)'
So what do YOU make of the video? Shocking, predictable or a bit, well, boring? Look at her 10 most controversial moments of 2013….
1. Posing for V Magazine
Miley let loose her full on bad girl image when she appeared in V Magazine back in May. The former Disney Princess showed she was all grown up now, posing in tight leather and flashing her bum. This 'fashion shoot' proved to be a sign of things to come for the now much naughtier Miley...
2. That VMA performance
Where to start… Miley's appearance at this years VMA awards was, undoubtedly, the most talked about performance of the year. There was of course, the tweaking, Robin Thicke's contribution, Miley's tongue flashing and giant teddy bears. Everyone seemed to have a question about Miley, 'has she gone too far?', 'is she being exploited?' or 'why is her tongue so long?'. Whatever your opinion, Miley mania had well and truly set in.
3. The 'Wrecking Ball' video
They say imitation is the sincerest for of flattery, and if so Miley must have been over the moon at the reaction to her 'Wrecking Ball ' video. The vid, which showed Miley riding naked on a actual wrecking ball and getting intimate with a sledge hammer was much parodied, with varying results.
4. Splitting with Liam Hensworth
We all shed a collective tear over Miley's break up with on/off again fiancee, Liam Hensworth. The couple had been together since meeting on the set of The Last Song back in 2009, but finally called off their engagement this September. She later opened up to Ellen about the split, saying, ‘I just believe when a chapter is done you have to close it and start that new one. That’s kind of where I am right now.'
5. The naked Rolling Stone cover
Just when we thought we couldn't see any more of Ms Cyrus, she bared all for the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, showing off her impressive tattoo collection. She then got a new tatt inked during the interview, the phrase 'Rolling $tone' on the bottom of her foot, just incase she forgot who she was talking to.
6. The feud with Sinead O'Connor
We love a good celeb feud, but we never expected this one. Whilst it seemed the whole world had a opinion on Miley, it was singer Sinead O'Connor who decided to confront the singer directly, albeit through a series of 'open letters.' Sinead called Miley, a 'danger to women' and Miley told her 'I don't have time to write you an open letter cause I'm hosting & performing on SNL this week,', making this the most bizarre celeb spat of 2013.
Miley finally released her much anticipated album, the humorously named, 'Bangerz' in October. The album received generally positive reviews, with the growing maturity of Miley's music being noted. Still, the name was a bit of a worry.
8. The Terry Richardson photo shoot
Everybody seems to do it, from Lady Gaga to Lindsay Lohan, so when it was Miley's turn to pose for Terry Richardson she made sure to stand out. In what might have been his most controversial shoot ever, we saw Miley in nothing but fishnets and posing 'suggestively' with a drink can. Art or porn? Who knows? All that was sure is, the great Miley debate was raging on.
9. Hosting Saturday Night Live
With the media in full blown Miley over-drive, she took the reigns of legendary sketch show SNL, using her appearance to declare Hannah Montana was dead and mock the media storm over her VMA performance. There was also a 'stripped down' performance of 'Wrecking Ball', (stripped down as in acoustic not in her underwear, for once.)
10. American Music Awards and THAT CAT!
After we'd all grown tired of talking about the VMA performance, Miley had to do something very different at her next award show outing, and she did. Still singing in not much clothing, Miley added an extra distraction to her performance by having a giant cat projected onto the screen behind her. We're not really sure why, maybe she just really loves cats. All we know is we were hypnotised by Miley's latest onstage companion, who proved to be much cuter than Robin Thicke.
So what's your verdict? Vote for Miley's most controversial moment in the poll below...
by Stephanie Chase