Her simulated sex acts with a foam finger were described as "disturbing", and the whole performance as "cringe-worthy".Coyne compared his collaborative material with Cyrus to the catalogs of Pink Floyd and Portishead, and described their sound as being "a slightly wiser, sadder, more true version" of Cyrus' pop music output.She plays the part of a radical activist who causes chaos in a conservative 1960s household while hiding from the police.On April 6, 2018, two tribute albums to Elton John and Bernie Taupin were released, with Cyrus being the only artist to contribute tracks to both.
In September 2016, Cyrus co-starred in Crisis in Six Scenes, a television series Woody Allen created for Amazon Studios.
She covered "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" for the pop record Revamp and "The Bitch Is Back" for the country record Restoration.
Cyrus was the subject of public and media scrutiny following her performance of "We Can't Stop" (2013) and "Blurred Lines" (2013) with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Cyrus generated considerable media attention after cutting her traditionally long, brown hair in favor of a blonde, pixie cut; she commented that she had "never felt more [herself] in [her] whole life" and that "it really changed [her] life".
Cyrus performed with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, a performance that resulted in widespread media attention and public scrutiny.
Her birth name, Destiny Hope, reflects her parents' belief that she would accomplish great things, and she was given the nickname "Smiley", later shortened to "Miley", because she often smiled as an infant.