Miley Cyrus wasn’t in attendance to celebrate her father’s historic Grammy win, and suggests the reason involves her love of weed.
Do you remember a little song called “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X? Of course you do. It was one of the biggest smash hits of 2019, following the release of a remix version featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. The song earning two Grammys Sunday, winning “Best Music Video” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” categories.
What might surprise you is those Grammys represents the first two Grammys in Billy Ray Cyrus’s career. Yes, the country musician with a career spanning nearly 30 years didn’t win a Grammy until he sang, “Baby’s got a habit: diamond rings and Fendi sports bras.”
To celebrate the achievement, Billy Ray had his youngest daughter Noah Cyrus in attendance. Notably missing from the Grammy awards ceremony? His very famous daughter Miley. Though she tweeted a sweet congratulation to her father, Miley later suggested a more plausible theory as to why she wasn’t invited to the Grammys.
“& we wonder why I’m not invited to award shows anymore …” Miley tweeted, alongside a video from the 2013 MTV Euro awards where the singer smoked marijuana live onstage.
& we wonder why I’m not invited to award shows anymore …. pic.twitter.com/rmRdovVwGu
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 27, 2020
Miley has had a rather wacky on-again, off-again relationship with marijuana in the public eye. But you might be surprised to learn Miley had originally inspired different lyrics to her father’s “Old Town Road” verse. When Billy Ray Cyrus originally submitted the song to Columbia Records for approval, they requested he omitted one word—marijuana.
“For some reason I thought it was funny to say, ‘Baby’s got a habit: diamond rings and marijuana,’” Cyrus told ‘Taste of Country Nights’ host Evan Paul last year.
Conspiracy theory: Do the Grammys want to distance itself from marijuana by denying Miley Cyrus attendance to its show? Their silence on the matter might be deafening to some right now. Or they just don’t want to deal with Miley Cyrus’s erratic behavior. Both could be plausible.