2 September, 2015 - NME.com
Miley Cyrus has released a new album featuring collaborations with The Flaming Lips and Ariel Pink.
The 23-track LP is now available on Soundcloud and also features other artists including Big Sean, Mike Will Made-It, Sarah Barthel of Phantogram, and her father Billy Ray Cyrus. The album, which is released under the name Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, has been made available on Cyrus's website – listen here.
Speaking to the New York Times, Cyrus claimed that the record had been inspired by the death of her pet dog, Floyd, whose spirit she believes live on in Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. "I really think, in a way, his energy went into Wayne's energy," she said. "What he was to me, Wayne has become." Elaborating further on their relationship, she added: "He's everything in the world — you can’t even define us. I am 100 percent in love with Wayne, and Wayne is in love with me, but it's nothing sexual in any way. That would be the grossest."
Cyrus hosted the MTV VMAs at the weekend and found herself being criticised by Nicki Minaj. Cyrus had previously spoken out about Minaj's recent beef with Taylor Swift, saying that it was "not very polite" of Minaj. Cyrus was quoted as saying: "What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite."
Accepting the best Hip-Hop Video award for 'Anaconda' at the ceremony, Minaj responded by stating: "And now, back to this bitch who had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what's good?" Cyrus proceeded to suggest that her remarks had been taken out of context, but Minaj seemed to reject Cyrus' excuses.
Watch their exchange below.