On her 19th birthday, Miley Cyrus made a very adult statement.
Late Wednesday, Miley posted a video on the web of her song “Liberty Walk,” featuring news footage of the Occupy movement that has spread from Wall Street to city streets and parks around the world.
The song, remixed by her longtime producing collaborators Rock Mafia, is off her 2010 album Can’t Be Tamed.
The video begins starkly with a message in white font on a black screen: “This is dedicated to the thousands of people who are standing up for what they believe in,” and for the next three minutes comes a rapid-fire montage of scenes of sign-waving protesters and pepper-spraying police as Miley sings, “It’s a liberty walk, walk. Say goodbye to the people who tied you up…Free yourself, slam the door, not a prisoner anymore.”
Gives a whole new meaning to “Party in the USA,” huh?
by Ken Baker