To put it politely, Miley Cyrus has a VMA performance history that is really quite something. In 2015, there was the mass drag queen gathering for a song which no one quite remembers. Before that, there was that whole twerking affair with Robin Thicke at the 2013 edition which no one will every be able to quite forget.
Cyrus is set to perform once again at this year's go around, but (much like the entire ceremony) what she may actually do is still up in the air and apparently the subject of some behind-the-scenes drama.
Cyrus is set to perform her latest single "Younger Now"—the one she released a puppet-filled video for earlier in the month—but MTV has reportedly given her an entire minute before the song to do with as she pleases. Or at least as her team pleases. Enter the dream.
As per Page Six, Diane Martel, the legendary music video director behind the "Younger Now" clip, is pulling double duty as Cyrus's "creative director" and wants the star to use the minute to host a raunchy puppet show (because, as RuPaul will tell you, everybody loves puppets).
"There was talk of a 'puppet orgy,' as well as an idea where one puppet 'sniffs Miley’s privates' after she makes a joke about 'keeping it clean down there,'” reports the gossip column.
Apparently this would all serve to remind us of Cyrus's puppet chops.
Martel, however, apparently thinks Cyrus's manager Adam Leber has different designs. Per the sources, she thinks he wants Cyrus to diss President Donald Trump merely to "make headlines." This would jibe with the night's inevitable theme of dissing people merely to make headlines (ahem, Katy and Taylor).
Martel however released a statement to Page Six (we assume through text message) denying any strife, writing, "No friction! Excitement! Mileys number will be sunrising and emotional, her new some [sic] younger Now is beautiful and contemplative and self written.”
Earlier in the week, Variety reported that plans for the entire show are still very much up in the air all around.
"Executive producer Garrett English emphasized how fluid the schedule of the show would be until Sunday," reported the trade publication. "According to English, dress rehearsals will continue until moments before the show goes live."
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