You probably have an opinion on Miley Cyrus. Most people do. They either love her, hate her, thinks she’s trying too hard, or whatever… but everyone thinks she’s weird. From creating shrines to her dead pets, to staging naked concerts with the Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus stories always leave the reader feeling live they’ve just read news from another dimension.
Most people probably can’t even name one of Cyrus’s songs, but they definitely know a few Miley Cyrus facts. Honestly, most of these facts probably involve her wearing thong onesies and smoking weed. But if you’re one of the few people who knows zero Miley Cyrus information, you’re in for a treat with this list of weird Miley Cyrus stories.
Miley Cyrus stories tend to orbit around a few of the same things: getting high, showing off weird tattoos, being naked, and hanging out with weird old dudes like Terry Richardson and the Flaming Lips. Still, they’re all so entertaining that people don’t mind hearing variations on the usual themes. Facts about Miley Cyrus are basically the Star Wars films of celebrity news: people love them even if they’re all the same.
After you read these Miley Cyrus stories, you’ll have to answer the question: is Miley Cyrus weird? Or has she just been pretending to be weird for so long that she doesn’t even know who she is anymore? Vote on which Miley Cyrus story is the weirdest, and then leave us a comment telling us how you party in the U.S.A.
Her Nude Concert with Wayne Coyne
She Showed Off Her Sex Toy on Twitter
In 2014, when Cyrus became worried that people had stopped thinking about her for a week, she started tweeting out pictures of a sex toy that’s the size and shape of a human hand. Thanks for that visual Cyrus.
She Performed “My Neck, My Back” Dressed as a Nearly-Nude Butterfly
At the Adult Swim upfronts party at Terminal 5 in New York City, Cyrus performed your bosses favorite rap song, “My Neck, My Back,” while dressed like a butterfly. Then she passed out blunts to the audience because of course she did.
She Twerked on a Flag
At a concert in September 2014 in Mexico, Cyrus had one of her dancers spank her with the Mexican flag while she twerked. This prompted Mexican law makers to enforce a law on use of the flag which gave them the right to fine her $1,200 or be detained for 36 hours.
She Posted an Instagram of Herself Cutting
We all go through phases. Some of us are really into fencing, some of us throw parties where we sort our friends into different houses at Hogwarts, but apparently Miley went through a phase of taking pictures of herself pretending to cut.
She Died Her Armpit Hair Pink
While the world was still reeling from the knowledge that a female pop star would grow out her armpit hair, Cyrus shocked the #antipitters again when she dyed her armpit hair pink. Obviously she Instagrammed the entire process.
She Took a Picure Peeing on a Tree
While on a camping trip outside of Nashville, Cyrus posted a picture of herself peeing on a tree. Great.
She Performed at James Franco’s Bar Mitzvah
She Posted Her Wrist Surgery Photos on Instagram
Because Miley can’t stop oversharing, after she had wrist surgery in 2014, she started sharing pics of the actual surgery on Instagram. Obviously, the pics were super duper extra gross.
She Honored Her Dead Dog with a Light Up Bong
When her beloved dog Floyd died, Cyrus mourned in the most stonerific way ever – by building a 5 foot light up bong covered with PLUR bracelets. “Thanks?” Said the ghost of Floyd.
She Took a Homeless Guy to the VMAs
As weird as Miley Cyrus is, she does care about people. She showed her love for the homeless teens of the world when she brought a homeless man named Jesse as her date to the 2014 VMAs and let him used her acceptance speech time to talk about homeless children. Yes that’s sweet of her, but was she using the homeless guy as a way to appear even more quirky than she already is?
She Asked People What They Thought About Miley Cyrus
Because all pop stars must go full meta these days, Miley went on Jimmy Kimmel Live, dressed up like a respectable lady reporter, and asked strangers what they thought about Miley Cyrus. The results are pretty much what you’d think they’d be.
She Flashed Her Nipple on MTV
In the ramp up to her hosting duties of the 2015 VMAs, Miley wouldn’t shut up about going topless everywhere, and everyone was certain that she was going to show some skin during the broadcast. In a totally “not-scripted” moment, she flashed the camera during a costume change.
She Came Out as Pansexual
In a 2015 issue of Elle UK, Miley came out to the world as a pansexual love machine. She clarified her statements by saying, “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age.”
She Started a Billy Bob Teeth Company
She Wore Disco Ball Pasties to Art Basel
When Miley attended Art Basel in Miami (basically SXSW for the uber wealthy), she decided to crash the party in the only way she knew how – by wearing disco ball pasties and make up “inspired by Mimi from the Drew Carey Show.”
She Cracked a Date Rape Joke at a Nightclub
While celebrating one of her friend’s birthdays at the London nightclub G-A-Y, she made a speech saying, “You know, everyone’s a little bit gay … It’s the truth. Everyone’s gay, all it takes is one cocktail. And if that doesn’t work, sprinkle something in their drink. That’s what I always do.” So uh…okay.
She Smoked Weed Onstage
That Time She Smoked Peyote and Saw a Wolf
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Miley said the best thing ever: “I think weed is the best drug on earth. One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon.” The girl loves her weed.
She Can’t Stop Taking Pictures of Herself Getting High
She Had Beef with Sinead O’Connor
Back in 2013, Irish singer songwriter Sinead O’Connor started writing open letters to Cyrus that were full of “motherly advice.” In response, Miley started re-posting O’Connor’s Tweets from when she was “sick” and “seeking medical help.” O’Connor wasn’t cool with this and threatened to sue her if she continued re-Tweeting her.
She Got a Tattoo of Her Dead Pufferfish
When Miley’s pufferfish died in early 2015, she memorialized with a sweet little pufferfish tattoo. Which is actually very nice, but also… Miley, you have a lot of dead pets. Maybe you should get a pet rock or something that you can’t kill.