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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Miley Cyrus is branded a dope over drug patter at gigs

Miley Cyrus has been criticised for comments about drugs at her gigs

It's a show that has been slammed as lewd, crude and smacking of desperation – and it's coming to Belfast.

Controversial US singer and super-brat Miley Cyrus is famous for her attention-seeking – but she seemed to excel herself at her London concert, with sexually provocative behaviour and a pro-drugs message.

Ahead of her Bangerz concert at the Odyssey Arena on May 19, the 21-year-old Wrecking Ball singer took to the stage at the O2 in a revealing Union Jack leotard and made a series of sexually graphic gestures.

The uninhibited daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus first found fame as a youngster in child-friendly Disney series Hannah Montana.

Now she is better known for 'twerking' her body in explicit dance routines that leave little to the imagination.

Miley continued in her quest to shock by reportedly spitting water at the audience and encouraging the crowd to take drugs. "She got loads of people of the same sex to snog in the audience and put them on camera on a giant screen and made a speech about how we should all just 'be ourselves'," a source told the Daily Mail.

"She said she hopes we are all drunk and on loads of pills, and at one point her dressers had to come on stage, as her corset was undone."

Last night local PR expert, businesswoman and mother, Cathy Martin branded Miley's drugs comments as totally irresponsible. "I am all for extrovert behaviour and different personas on stage – but encouraging people to take drugs is just downright irresponsible," she said.

"She knows her audience is young. The kissing thing is a bit of fun, the spitting thing I find disgusting – but drugs kill, especially if taken by young kids irresponsibly. As a mum, I think it is terrible for Miley to have encouraged this."

Tickets for Miley's Belfast gig cost up to £62.50. There are no age restrictions for the gig, although standing is restricted to over-16s, and under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.

Miley recently spent two weeks in hospital after suffering an allergic reaction to medication. At a Press conference the young singer was forced to deny she had to reschedule a number of dates due to an overdose.

Miley recently explained she had no plans to tone down her outfits or the way she conducted herself. "You get a lot more famous if you show your bits," she said.

Background

Miley Cyrus plays the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on May 19 as part of her Bangerz world tour. In the UK, the young US singer has dominated the charts with a No.1 album and singles, such as We Can't Stop and Wrecking Ball. Bangerz, Miley's fourth album, also debuted at No.1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts.

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