By Gerrick D. Kennedy
5:26 PM EDT, August 28, 2013
File this under things that probably won’t end well: Kanye West has tapped Miley Cyrus for a collaboration.
While pundits are suddenly interested in the phenomenon that is twerking (seriously, folks, its not new despite what countless think pieces are currently stating), the singer that’s just now introducing the tawdry dance to Middle America has teamed up with a rapper who’s polarized the same audience.
After Cyrus’ deliciously trashy train wreck of a performance at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, the singer reportedly skipped her own post-VMA party to log studio time for a “top-secret” collaboration, according to the New York Post.
West, who also performed on the telecast, turned out to be the collaborator. Her reps, however, didn't answer the more important question of who twerked in her honor at the party she skipped.
The result of the pairing? A remix to West’s controversial single “Black Skinhead.”
A Cyrus-West pairing isn’t as unlikely as it sounds. The former “Hannah Montana” star has been aggressively ditching her Disney princess image and cozying up to hip-hop superstars ahead of her highly anticipated fourth album, “Bangerz.”
Whether or not it's genuine is the current debate of music critics everywhere. But Cyrus has already logged studio time with a breadth of hip-hop heavyweights including Pharrell Williams, Future, will.i.am, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Mike Will Made It, who produced her comeback single, “We Can’t Stop.” Her controversial performance of “We Can’t Stop” at the VMA’s is the Internet’s current to-beat-a-dead-horse conversation.
The collaboration will reportedly appear on a remix EP from West that’s due later this year.
Here’s to hoping the single is much better than the drab and downright embarrassing “23” that has Cyrus rapping about her "love" of another hip-hop staple, Air Jordans, alongside Wiz Khalifia and Juicy J.
West and Cyrus on one record, especially "Black Skinhead," could either be gloriously amazing or another epic crash and burn (sorry, Robin Thicke). But one collaboration we're dreaming about? Her reported pairing with fellow former Disney queen Britney Spears.
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