Miley Cyrus has been all over television the past few days to promote the release of her new album, Bangerz, which drops on Tuesday. First, Miley took over Saturday Night Live for hosting and musical guest duties over the weekend. She pulled out her comedic chops for sketches on a post-apocalyptic New York that was brought down by her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards; a "We Can't Stop" parody with lyrics about the government shutdown; and a sketch that showed screen tests for the Fifty Shades of Grey film in which Miley portrayed ScarlettJohansson.
As for her musical performances, Cyrus belted out "Wrecking Ball" while backed by a rock band and backup singers. She also offered a stripped-down version of "We Can't Stop" that was accompanied only by three acoustic guitarists.
While still in New York this morning, the singer/actress sat down with the Today show for a chat about the new album, and she also addressed her perceived feud with Sinead O'Connor. The disagreement started after Cyrus cited O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" video as inspiration for her own clip for "Wrecking Ball." O'Connor then penned an open letter to Miley saying, "You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal." The two singers then exchanged words back and forth on Twitter, but both are ready to bury the hatchet.
"I think she's an incredible artist. I think she's an awesome songwriter and I was really inspired by her for my 'Wrecking Ball' video, which was what started the whole thing," Cyrus said on Today. "I don't know how someone can start a fight with somebody that's saying, 'Hey I really respect you and I really love what you did.' 'You know what? You suck!' And that was kind of crazy. But, like I said, I'm a big fan of hers and so it doesn't really matter... It's all good. You can write as many open letters as you want. That's really what blogging is. I get open letters every day; it's nothing too new for me."