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Miley Cyrus Releases Secret Free Album, Pisses Off the Parent’s Television Council

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You could say Miley Cyrus had a pretty busy evening last night. Besides hosting the VMAs, shouting out her “mammy” and fumbling with a comeback after getting (epically) called out by Nicki Minaj, Cyrus also had big things in the works. The singer, clearly inspired by Beyoncé, announced the release of a surprise album during the awards show last night. But unlike Beyoncé’s epic history-making overture, Cyrus’ album is free.

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Yep. Cyrus just dropped “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,” a 23-track album whose song names mimic the questionable spelling of the album title. Cyrus performed one of the tracks, “Dooo It!” during the awards ceremony and also released the accompanying music video, which is cool if you want to see Miley spit glitter goo from her mouth and rub it all over her face. “Yeah I smoke pot, yeah I love beats, but I don’t give a f**k, I ain’t no hippie.” Oh, what a rebel you are Ms. Miley.

But a new album and uncomfortable-ass music video isn’t the only thing on Cyrus’ plate. The singer finds herself in a bit of hot water after flashing a nipple in a backstage segment during last night’s VMA broadcast. The nip slip set off the Parent’s Television Council, which should know by now that the VMAs aren’t exactly a family friendly event, but it complained anyway because what is more offensive than a woman’s nipples on live TV? “MTV had an opportunity to use its powerful VMA platform to stir a young audience to aspire to something positive and uplifting. Instead, they chose to perpetuate blatant sexualization – much of it self-inflicted by the artists – and to celebrate the use of illegal drugs,” PTC President Tim Winter said in a statement. “MTV rated the content of the program as appropriate for a child as young as 14, though most parents of teens that age would find such a content rating preposterous. In the end, the network succeeded in what it wanted to do: stir up controversy without regard to its impact on an entertainment environment that is increasingly toxic for children.” Because 14-year olds don’t have breasts or anything.

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But if we know anything about Cyrus, we think it’s pretty safe to say she couldn’t care less what the PTC has to say about her boobs.

[va EW, Grazia]