Vanity Fair Cover: Cyrus was just 15 when she posed provocatively for the June 2008 cover of Vanity Fair magazine, wrapped up in a bed sheet with her back exposed. Backlash soon followed and the Hannah Montana star apologized, saying, “I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed…. I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about." It wasn’t long before Cyrus couldn’t care less!
Phone Frenzy: After Cyrus’ Vanity Fair cover made waves, photos were leaked of the singer in the shower and bearing her midriff in July 2008. Sources said the scandalous pictures were for her then-boyfriend, Nick Jonas.
Dating At 15: At age 15, Cyrus seemed to be growing up fast as she was photographed with her hunky older boyfriend, Justin Gaston, 20. The 2008 reports even claimed the two were living together! “Everyone started judging us as soon as we started hanging out,” Cyrus complained to Ryan Seacrest. “Our families are like, whatever happens, happens.” The two split up after less than a year of dating.
Racially Insensitive Photo? Critics slammed Cyrus in February 2009 for a photo in which she pulled the skin back from her eyes, a move widely seen as mocking Asians. The star defended herself online and claimed, “In NO way was I making fun of any ethnicity! I was simply making a goofy face. When did that become newsworthy? It seems someone is trying to make something out of nothing to me….I definitely feel like the press is trying to make me out as the new ‘BAD GIRL’!” But she’d soon do that on her own!
Shades Of Things To Come: In August 2009, Cyrus, then 16, used a stripper pole as a prop during her performance of "Party in the USA" at the Teen Choice Awards. Critics cried foul but her devoted dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, shrugged that it was harmless, saying, “I just think that Miley loves entertaining people.” It wouldn’t be long before Cyrus would entertain them in even more raunchy ways.
Lap Dancing In The USA: More alarm bells sounded that Cyrus’ squeaky clean reputation was over when video surfaced of the singer/actress, 16, grinding in the lap of her The Last Song director, Adam Shankman, 44. The incident reportedly happened at a wrap party for the movie in summer 2009 and eyewitnesses couldn’t believe Cyrus was openly simulating sex with So You Think You Can Dance judge Shankman.
Bongs Away!: After a video was leaked of Cyrus smoking a bong in 2010, her reps first claimed it wasn’t marijuana, but a legal hallucinogen called Salvia. But Cyrus later apologized in Marie Claire, saying, “I made a mistake. It was a bad decision because of my fans and what I stand for.”
More Bong: In November 2011, Cyrus was caught in another video scandal when she called herself a “stoner” at her birthday party with friend Kelly Osbourne by her side. Leaving no room for misinterpretation, Cyrus also admitted on the video that she smoked “way too much weed.”
Penis Cake: The singer surprised fiancé Liam Hemsworth with a birthday cake shaped like a penis in Jan. 2012. Cyrus happily posed with the raunchy cake from every angle she could come up with!
Broken Engagement: Miley got engaged to Liam Hemsworth in May 2012 when she was just 19, but rumors flew in March 2013 that Cyrus had cancelled their wedding because Hemsworth had cheated on her with January Jones. The affair was denied – and an angry Cyrus denied the wedding was off too. But sources later told RadarOnline.com Hemsworth was embarrassed by her bizarre twerking performance at the VMAs and in September 2013, reps for both stars confirmed their engagement was over.
Extreme Makeover: In September 2012, Cyrus signaled she wasn’t a little girl anymore by getting her famous long hair chopped off in favor of an edgy short blonde ‘do. Cyrus also rocked a new bad ass fashion style in which little was left to the imagination! "I'm going to change, I'm going to be different, I'm going to do what I want to do," she told V magazine. "I chopped my hair and bought a pair of Docs and never looked back."
We Can’t Stop: In June 2013, Cyrus unleashed her video "We Can't Stop," featuring scenes of the former Disney cutie twerking with teddy bears, shaking her butt for the camera, spanking women’s bottoms, and fondling various men while wearing a provocative white leotard.
Twerk Attack!: Cyrus totally obliterated her good girl image during her August 2013 VMA Performance in which she twerked on Robin Thicke, stuck her tongue out lasciviously, and stroked the “Blurred Lines” singer’s private parts with a foam finger while singing their duet. The world has been in shock ever since.
Wiz Khalifa Says Cyrus Really Blows: As Radar has reported, rapper Wiz Khalifa recently said working with Cyrus on his album “Black Hollywood,” was “insane.” The singer known for openly smoking pot revealed to Arsenio Hall that Cyrus even surprised him, because “she smokes a ton” of marijuana. “Every five minutes she kept being like, ‘Hey Wiz, you don’t have a joint rolled? What’s up?’ She was just blowin’ like a train,” Khalifa marveled.
Cyrus Spits On Fans: Radar shared the news this March when Cyrus actually spit on fans during a recent concert in Tampa! As a YouTube video showed, Cyrus, wearing a skimpy, glittery leotard to perform, prowled around on stage, asking the crowd, “You guys having a bad ass time?” Moving to the opposite side of the stage, the “Wrecking Ball” singer asked, “What about you guys?” Then Cyrus took a big swig out of the water bottle she was holding and spit on the fans in the front rows–not once but three times!
Teleprompter Secret: Fans attending Cyrus’ Las Vegas show on her “Bangerz” tour this year were shocked to learn the twerk queen needed a TELEPROMPTER with her OWN lyrics to her songs.“I was at Miley’s Vegas concert and took these pictures because I couldn’t believe she needed a teleprompter with lyrics to all of her songs throughout the entire concert,” one concertgoer told Radar. “And it’s not like they were just there for nothing — I caught her looking at them more than a few times!”
Wish Diss: Radar recently revealed that Cyrus’ misbehavior has even extended to letting down a terminally ill fan! Doctors told the family of Miley Hodge, 7, who is battling the deadly Stage IV Osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer, that she had just months to live. They contacted Make-A-Wish, who granted little Miley the chance to meet Miley Cyrus. Unfortunately, a family friend told Radar it was a bad experience as, “they were put off for nearly a week before they met [Cyrus]. They finally met at the recording studio and from what I understand, Cyrus was more interested in what she was doing in the studio than paying attention to the little girl.” The source said the family wants a re-do on the wish with another star!
Feud With Katy Perry: In February 2014, Cyrus stunned Katy Perry, who was in the audience at her Los Angeles Bangerz concert, by bending down and giving her a sexy girl-on-girl kiss. “I just kissed a girl and I really liked it a lot,” Cyrus smirked as her fans went wild. But later, Perry told Australian TV Cyrus wanted to kiss deeper—so she had to pull away. “God knows where that tongue has been,” she sighed. Cyrus fought back by taking a pot shot at Perry’s ex-boyfriend John Mayer on Twitter: "Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we ALL know where THAT (tongue) been."
My Concerts Are Educational!: Cyrus outraged parents by saying her explicit Bangerz tour actually educates kids! The singer, whose onstage antics have included miming a sex act with a man wearing a Bill Clinton mask, simulating masturbation, and dancing in a leotard decorated with marijuana leaves, among other things, insisted, “I am excited to go to places where people are usually not exposed to too much good art. It can be a good education for the kids who come to my concert. Maybe people don’t think of me first when it comes to education, but I might surprise a couple of people.”
Hooks Up With Jared Leto: In a secret romance, Cyrus reportedly hooked up with Oscar winner Jared Leto! “She stayed over at his house in L.A. in early February,” an insider told US Weekly of the Dallas Buyer’s Club star, who visited Cyrus backstage when she wore a see-through white netted dress at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. “They like to have a good time, they love to talk about art and music — and they’re both comfortable with nudity!”
Joe Jonas Revelation: Joe Jonas recently blamed his fellow Disney stars Cyrus and Demi Lovato for making him smoke marijuana! He told Vulture, “The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley. I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying, ‘Try it! Try it!’ so I gave it a shot, and it was all right.” Joe added, “I don’t even smoke weed that often anymore.” Cyrus later fired back in the New York Times, “If you want to smoke weed, you're going to smoke weed. There's nothing that two little girls are going to get you to do that you don't want to do.”"
Cyrus Lights Up The Room: In November 2013, Cyrus shocked the audience at the European Music Awards show by stopping her award acceptance speech to light up a fat blunt cigarette onstage. Everyone assumed she pulled the stunt because marijuana is legal in the Netherlands. After receiving complaints about Cyrus’ action, however, Dutch officials vowed to investigate the star.
Little Person Charges Exploitation: Radar broke the news when little person Hollis Jane revealed she felt exploited during her stint as a back-up dancer for Cyrus during her controversial VMA performance. Jane, who was one of the dancing bears, blogged: “For the first time I felt truly ashamed of being a little person.” Cyrus, typically, then tweeted a photo of herself showing three other little people back-up dancers hanging out with her, adding the tag “#aslongasmybitchesloveme.”
Sinead O’Connor Feud: After Cyrus said she hoped her “Wrecking Ball” video would serve as an updated version of Sinead O’Connor’s iconic video for her 1990 hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” the older singer informed her in an open letter, “I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. The music business … will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted.” A war of words ensued with Cyrus sniping via Twitter, “Sinead. I don’t have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week.”
Explosive Rolling Stone Interview: Following her jaw-dropping VMAs controversy in 2013, Cyrus provoked the public again by telling Rolling Stone about her marijuana use and her love for the dangerous party drug “molly.” Cyrus said, “I think weed is the best drug on earth!” and added, “One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon. Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And molly too.” The party drug, a derivative of MDMA, has been implicated in the deaths of young people who attended various concerts. But Cyrus told the magazine, “Those are happy drugs, social drugs.”