Miley Cyrus wants nothing to do with the MTV VMAs after receiving no nominations
The singer made her stance clear by leaving comments on fans’ Instagram posts.
Miley Cyrus has been snubbed at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), and she’s not pleased.
After her latest EP She Is Coming, which debuted in May, failed to receive nominations for the annual music awards show, the 26-year-old appears to have declared a boycott on the entire affair.
In response to a fan’s post on Instagram that said, “Guess I’m not watching the VMAs this year unless Miley performs”, Cyrus left the comment, “No f**kin way”.
It’s possible that the singer is particularly offended because she has performed at the show on more than one occasion – most infamously in 2013, when she joined Robin Thicke with a foam finger in the number Blurred Lines – and even hosted the ceremony in 2015.
She may also be peeved that Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s promo for their track I Don’t Care was nominated for Best Collaboration, while her duet with Mark Ronson, Nothing Breaks Like A Heart, was overlooked.
When a fan wrote in an Instagram post, “They care more about a f**king green screen than a message to the world. Nominate anyone but at least do not use the image of Miley to promote their damn prizes @vmas,” Cyrus commented in response, “Exactly.”
The video for her song Mother’s Daughter featured body-positive, feminist messaging, while Sheeran and Bieber’s video used green screen extensively.
While Cyrus may be sitting out this year’s awards show, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are likely winners, scoring 10 nominations apiece. Billie Eilish follows with nine nominations, while Lil Nas X has received eight.
The MTV VMAs, hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, will take place on Aug 26.