August 26, 2023

Music

Miley Cyrus reflects on decade-old feud with late Sinéad O’Connor

Sinéad O’Connor slammed Miley Cyrus in 2013 for objectifying herself in Wrecking Ball music video

By Betty Cruise August 26, 2023
Miley Cyrus reflects on decade-old feud with late Sinéad O’Connor
Miley Cyrus reflects on decade-old feud with late Sinéad O’Connor

Miley Cyrus reflected on her dispute with the late Sinéad O’Connor over her Wrecking Ball music video from years ago.

Speaking on her ABC special Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions), the 30-year-old singer agreed to O’Connor’s disapproval of the music video, in which Cyrus stripped down naked.

The Flowers singer also shed light on the singer’s “fragile mental state” at the time, claiming she was too young to take it into consideration.

“I had no idea about the fragile mental state that she was in, and I was also only 20 years old so I could really only wrap my head around mental illness only so much,” the pop star shared.

She continued: “And all that I saw was that another woman told me that this idea was not my idea. And even if I was convinced that it was, it was still just, you know, men in power’s idea of me.

“And they had manipulated me to believe that it was my own idea when it never really was. And it was. And it is. And I still love it.”

Cyrus’ clapback at the time also stemmed from her exhaustion over being “judged for so long on my own choices,” claiming, “And I was in this place where I finally was making my own choices and my own decisions. 

"And to have that taken away from me deeply upset me. God bless Sinéad O’Connor for real, in all seriousness,” she added.

Cyrus's feud with O’Connor began in 2013 when the latter slammed the Disney alum for sending out a “dangerous” message that “it’s somehow cool to be prostituted,” from her music video.

Responding to the open letter, the Jolene singer brought up O’Connor’s mental health struggles, drawing the public’s attention to the Nothing Compares 2 U singer’s query about finding a psychiatrist in Ireland.