• Wed, Apr 3 2013

The Miley Cyrus / Snoop Dogg Song Is Here, In Case You Were Still Wondering If She Smokes

Miley Cyrus at Elton John Oscar viewing party February 2013 white dress short blond hairMiley Cyrus isn’t Hannah Montana anymore, you guys. She’s an adult, to be taken seriously, and she’s edgy as all get-out, ya’ll. Know how I know that? Because she’s just released proof — a new collaboration with Snoop Dogg, (or Snoop Lion, or whatever he’s going by now), the decidedly non-kid-friendly rapper known for a predilection for smoking the marijuana. The track is called ‘Ashtrays and Heartbreak’, and it might as well be a diary entry from Miley to her fans pleading with them to respect her as an artist and stop doodling her name in hearts in their Lisa Frank binders. This is all part of her bid to climb out of the Disney ball pit and start smoking under the bleachers with the cool kids, and she’s being very thorough about it. There’s her super-intense bleach blond haircut, her one thousand and one tattoos, her recent bout of twerking in a unicorn onesie, and her will-she-won’t-she engagement to Liam Hemsworth, certified man candy and miles away from her previous boyfriend Nick Jonas.

And now this. Miley sings around Snoop’s rap tracks, and there are plenty of thinly-veiled drug references, in case you hadn’t picked up yet that Miley is dark and gritty. It’s not a bad song — I actually think it’s pretty catchy and I like it — but this whole campaign is starting to feel weird and desperate to me. I don’t know that Miley has the strongest grasp on her brand right now, and it’s starting to show. Like, what’s gonna happen to this girl when she runs out of scandalous, controversial things to do? There’s gonna come a day when she can’t cut her hair any shorter, and she runs out of skin to doodle on, and she’s either happily or unhappily married to Liam, and what then? How far is her original Disney fan base gonna follow her, do you think? ‘Cause let me tell you, I can’t imagine there were any Snoop Dogg fans clamoring for this collaboration.

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