Since Miley Cyrus ' shocking performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, everyone from Pink to Stevie Nicks to Elton John has weighed with opinions of the incident. Cher has now added her voice of disapproval to the chorus, but she's really letting Miley have it with both barrels.
In an interview with USA Today, the Oscar-and-Grammy-winning music legend says she hated Miley's performance, not because it was sexy, but because it simply wasn't good. "It was so bad," she says. "I'm not old-fashioned. She could have come out naked, and if she'd just rocked the house, I would have said, 'You go, girl.' It just wasn't done well."
And why was it bad? Cher says, "She can't dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn't great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don't stick out your tongue if it's coated."
However, Cher later tweeted that she regretted her comments in that interview. "I'm a little ashamed (which is Total bulls--t, how can u B a LITTLE ASHAMED) that…I didn't keep my big Opinionated mouth Shut," she wrote . "But somehow my ego had 2 get ITS 2 CENTS IN!...TRUTHFULLY SHE WAS Fkng BRILLIANT..CAUSE...WE'RE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT."
Noting that she wasn't actually apologizing, Cher tweeted , "What I should have said [is], 'I didn't like it that much, but she's Pushing The Envelope, being an ARTIST ! She's Talented & DIDNT COMMIT A FELONY.'"
Cher will be going head-to-head on the album charts with Miley soon: her first new album in more than a decade, Closer to the Truth, is due on Tuesday, with Miley's album Bangerz following the next week.
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