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Goodbye smiley Miley….
She’s been talking for months about carving out an edgier image after years of the pink and sparkly world she inhabited as “Hannah Montana”, but even so the new Miley Cyrus music video must have come came as a bit of a shock — at least to her millions of Disney Channel fans around the world.
E!Online has an exclusive first look at the music video here
With its black leather figure hugging bodices, sexy dance moves, and in your face lyrics, “Can’t Be Tamed” sees Cyrus going down the road trod by Britney Spears after her first couple of albums, and more recently by glam sensation Lady GaGa.
Except that Britney was 20 when she broke away from her bubblegum pop persona and started writhing around with snakes in her single “I’m a Slave 4 U” , and Lady Gaga is now 24.
The music video for “Can’t Be Tamed” makes last year’s fuss over a few seconds of Miley dancing on a pole on an ice-cream cart at the Teen Choice Awards seem like child’s play.
And although Miley has wrapped filming for what will be the final series of her alter ego Hannah Montana, Disney Channel doesn’t start airing it until July.
Should Miley, 17, have held off just a bit longer before striking out as her own woman? Has she gone from one extreme to another?
And more importantly, will she able to replace those tween fans (who may now desert her?), with new buyers for her June album release?