- Title: UK: Pharrell Williams defends Miley Cyrus' MTV VMA performance
- Date: 3rd September 2013
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 03, 2013) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) MUSIC PRODUCER PHARRELL WILLIAMS ON RED CARPET AT GQ AWARDS
- Embargoed: 18th September 2013 13:00
- Location: Usa, United Kingdom
- Country: USA
- Topics: Entertainment
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- Story Text: Pharrell Williams, who produced much of Miley Cyrus' new album, thinks the flak she's received is 'awesome'
Miley Cyrus caused widespread controversy when she performed a raunchy set during the MTV Video Awards in New York on August 25th, with her use of 'twerking', giant teddy bears, sexual gyrations and a giant foam hand.
However, Pharrell Williams, who produced several of Cyrus' tracks on her upcoming album 'Bangerz' has a very different reaction to many of Cyrus' critics.
"Oh it's awesome because it's got everyone paying attention. She's going to put out her second single, which is uber, her video which is beautiful and incredibly like charming and you see all her poise and then you're going to realise how much of a triple threat she is. She can act, she can sing, she can dance and let's face it, her fashion when she's doing red carpets, she kills it. It was a vintage Dolce & Gabbana suit that she had on the VMAs on the red carpet. What she did on stage was part of a slice of her character... a slice of her character and to be honest, what other 20-year-old gets to party on stage and gets to do what she wants to do after all those years of being sort of dictated to. Right? But when you hear this album, you guys are going to be like 'oh damn we thought we knew.' I'm telling you, you've got to keep your mind, dude. She was born in Nashville, her dad is Billy Ray Cyrus, and her godmother is Dolly Parton. There's a whole other side that you're about to hear when this album comes out," he said.
"Bangerz" is being released on October 7th.
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