Miley Cyrus Is Doing What Got Me Banned in the U.S.A.
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke weighs in on Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
There are a lot of people hating on Miley Cyrus right now because she bent over and touched her toes while grinding Robin Thicke's crotch during their brief duet at the MTV VMAs. I don't get the anger. We live in a free country. Miley has earned the right to do whatever she wants to do. If she wants take her clothes off on stage for her next publicity stunt, by all means let her.
I've got no problem with Miley showing the world how ignorant she is. For several months now, she's been harping about becoming more "urban." She thinks that means she has to emulate the worst of African-American stereotypes. Why else would Miley rub her coochie with a foam finger, stick her tongue out like a dog in heat, and show us her booty hole? That's what being "black" means to her.
Women of color in the music industry should be offended by Miley's behavior. Jill Scott, Eryka Badu, and Beyonce certainly don't put on performances like the one Cyrus put on last night. The only ones who come close are Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. But they are injecting their Caribbean sex appeal into their performances. That's a big difference from pretending your auditioning for the day shift at the Trap Lounge in North Miami like Miley is doing.
What's funny is that Miley is doing things that got me banned from performing at arenas and nightclubs across the country. Heck, I got barred from putting on shows in South Carolina simply for being in the same room where two naked women fondled each other.
Let's see if Miley gets banned in the U.S.A too. I bet she won't though.
Follow Luke on Twitter: @unclelukereal1.
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