Miley Cyrus's naked performance strikingly similar to Sinead O'Connor's 1990 hit
Miley Cyrus’s music video for her latest single Wrecking Ball is strikingly similar to that of Sinead O’Connor’s 1990 hit Nothing Compares 2 U.
The 20-year-old sings as she is filmed in an up-close shot, tears streaming down her face á la Irish singer O’Connor in the early nineties.
Miley’s short haircut and pale complexion further channel O’Connor’s emotional music video.
Adding in her own controversial personality, however, Cyrus proceeds to swing naked on a wrecking ball and pose provocatively with a hammer for the remainder of the video.
The former Hannah Montana star released her latest music video on YouTube yesterday.
The video, entitled ‘Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball’, has already had nearly thirteen million hits.
Miley was at the centre of a controversial performance with R&B singer Robin Thicke at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
She was criticised for her overly-suggestive dancing alongside Thicke and her revealing costume on the family show.
However reaction from her fans on Twitter is mixed, with many expressing their disappointment that the raunchy video has taken away from the song.
“wrecking ball is actually an awesome song but miley naked & making out with a sledge hammer really takes away from the video” one said.
“Wrecking ball is such a good and meaningful song, why did the video have to wreck it” another tweeted.
Meanwhile another complained: “Why does she always have to be so overly sexual? The song is sad, why are you swinging naked on a wrecking ball?”
The singer's father, Billy Ray Cyrus, weighed in on the video on Twitter.