Miley Cyrus makes underwear top prop in latest music video

Miley Cyrus makes underwear top prop in latest music video

SHE ADORES YOU: Miley Cyrus again courts controversy in her latest music video for "Adore You." Photo: YouTube

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Miley Cyrus’s latest music video, which features the provocative pop singer in just her underwear, leaked online hours before its scheduled release on Thursday, prompting a profane rebuke from the former Disney star.

The video for Cyrus’s most recent single, “Adore You,” shows the singer writhing between bed sheets, sucking her thumb and rubbing her body before putting on a crocheted top and singing in the bath.

The video leaked online Wednesday ahead of its planned Thursday release. The leaked version has since been taken down.

“We all know Smilers would break another record if it wasn’t for the (expletive) face who leaked my video. Alllllll good! Keep smiling :),” Cyrus posted on Twitter, referring to her fans who are known as “Smilers.”

The “Adore You” video mirrors Cyrus’s prior clothes-shedding and headline-grabbing performances this year as the 21-year-old leaves behind her squeaky-clean Disney image to become the sexually provocative, marijuana-smoking bad girl of pop music.

Her previous music video for the song “Wrecking Ball,” directed by celebrity photographer Terry Richardson, showed Cyrus swinging from a wrecking ball clad only in boots.

“Wrecking Ball” was the quickest video to hit 100 million views on the online music video syndicating service Vevo – a record that Cyrus said she wanted to break.

The video is part of Cyrus’s promotional blitz for her album “Bangerz.” She is also set to perform in New York City’s Times Square on ABC television’s annual “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on Dec. 31.

Cyrus and her persona have been a constant in tabloid headlines and television chatter since her scrutinized performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in September when she “twerked” (a sexually suggestive dance) during a performance of Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines.”

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Mary Milliken and Leslie Adler)

Recent Headlines

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: Holiday parodies of the year’s biggest hits


From "Bad Blood" and "Watch Me," to "Uptown Funk," here are the year's hottest songs made fit for the holidays.

in Music

Judas Priest star wants to rock out with Lady Gaga


Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is keen for an odd collaboration with the "Poker Face" hitmaker.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: What ‘Black Friday’ would look like as a scary movie


Black Friday would be a scary shopping experience if it got the Hollywood treatment.

in Music

Tony Iommi teases fans with new songs


The Black Sabbath rocker wants to release five unheard songs by the band just weeks after they scrapped plans for another album.

in Music

Metallica looking forward to baseball season


The San Francisco Giants will hold Metallica Night for the fourth year on May 6.