Why Miley Cyrus’s new song Flowers has everyone up in arms: Single is very similar to another track by a very famous artist as she takes a swipe at her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth
But the song also features a nod to another very famous star.
The chorus samples Bruno Mars’ 2012 hit ‘When I Was Your Man’, which Liam once reportedly dedicated to Miley.
Miley Cyrus’s new song Flowers has caused a frenzy thanks to it many references to her actor ex-husband Liam Hemsworth
The chorus samples Bruno Mars’ 2012 hit ‘When I Was Your Man’, which Liam once reportedly dedicated to Miley
The original song – about regret after losing a romantic partner – has lyrics which include: ‘I should have bought you flowers and held your hand / Should have gave you all my hours when I had the chance / Take you to every party ’cause all you wanted to do was dance’.
Flipping the script Miley sings: ‘I I can take myself dancing / And I can hold my own hand / Yeah, I can love me better than you can’ to the melody of Mars’ hit.
‘I can take myself dancing’ likely refers to an infamous red carpet moment when Liam visibly cringed at Miley’s twerking.
Miley released the racy music video for her new single Flowers on Thursday which happens to be her ex-husband Hemsworth’s 33rd birthday
Miley and Liam divorced in 2020 after just eight months of wedded bliss (pictured in 2019)
Footage from February 2019 shows tension between then-newlyweds Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.
In the footage, Miley twerked in front of Liam during their joint Access interview.
The Hunger Games actor quickly stepped away from his bride while looking uncomfortable.
‘Don’t do it. Don’t do it,’ he begged her. ‘You’re scaring everyone on the carpet.’
Miley then stopped, before glancing awkwardly at the camera.
When asked by a reporter ‘What’s a dance number between the two of you look like? Liam said: ‘No, no, we’re not doing this. Not on the carpet.’
Liam could be seen wearing his wedding ring in the video, which was recorded just six months before the A-list couple filed for divorce.
Another video from April of the same year showed deepening tensions between the couple as 2019 wore on. At the Avengers: Endgame premiere, Miley tried to pose seductively while Liam clung to her waist.
Miley got engaged to Liam in May 2012, but they split in September 2013, before reuniting in 2016
The clearly annoyed pop star pushed her husband’s hands away, while he offered an embarrassed grin.
She then raised her arms and posed up a storm.
Miley appears to take several swipe at her ex-husband in her new track.
Elsewhere she sings ‘I can love me better than you can. I can love me better / I can love me better babe / I can love me better / I can love me better ah.
Miley got engaged to Liam in May 2012, but they split in September 2013, before reuniting in 2016.
The couple married in December 2018, and their divorce was finalised in January 2020.
Miley appears to take several swipe at her ex-husband in her new track. She is pictured here in the music video for the song