Miley Cyrus doesn't want to do any more twerking, especially on her upcoming "Bangerz" tour, because she doesn't want the spotlight to be on the dance that made her infamous. Rather, she wants fans to focus on her singing abilities.
According to a source close to the singer, she wrote the performances herself and doesn't want the racy dance to overshadow her vision.
"Miley is well aware of the controversy that her twerking caused last year and while she is not at all regretful of it, she doesn't want it to define her concerts. She has written the show herself, it's like a play and it has a theme but more than anything Miley wants the world to see that she can actually sing," the source said. "Since June, when twerking became infamous, Miley doesn't feel that she has always been portrayed as a serious artist but someone who just bends over and behaves in a raunchy manner. She thinks her raw talent has been overshadowed by this and wants to put it right."
Although Cyrus has made it a point to be overtly sexual in recent years--as evidenced in the performance she gave with Robin Thicke at the MTV VMAs--she says she doesn't want people to get the wrong idea about her.
"I went from people just thinking I was, like, a baby to people thinking I'm this, like, sex freak that really just pops molly and does lines all day. There's a sex scene in pretty much every single movie, and they go, 'Well, that's a character.' Well, that's a character. I don't really dress as a teddy bear and, like, twerk on Robin Thicke, you know," Cyrus told the New York Times.
Nevertheless, Cyrus did do a menage-a-trois-themed photo shoot for Vogue recently and has compared her performances to Madonna's, saying that the point is to shock people, to make them remember.
“How many times have we seen this play out in pop music? Madonna’s done it, Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance… anyone that performs, that’s what you’re looking for. You’re wanting to make history," she said after the VMAs.
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