A lot happened at the Teen Choice Awards last night, but none of it involved Miley Cyrus. The singer, who was set to accept the prestigious Ultimate Choice award, skipped out on the annual award show. In an Instagram post later, she explained the reason she chose not to show up for the show, writing, "I created an unrealistic schedule for myself," which is our new go-to line for skipping out on literally every plan we make with friends moving forward.
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As you may have noticed, the "Malibu" singer is in the middle of a tectonic shift in her image as she moves away from rap and The Flaming Lips, and cozies up to her country roots. To ease the disappoint fans might've had about her skipping the Teen Choice Award equivalent to a Lifetime Achievement Award, she shared the artwork for her upcoming album, Younger Now, and announced the title track's song and video will release on Friday.
The album art fits with the direction Cyrus is heading in, featuring a childhood yearbook portrait smiling around pop art border of hearts and stars. Alongside the announcement, Cyrus ended on an uplifting note with a veiled reference to the current political climate, saying: "I hope to always make people smile and shine light thru my work! I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I'm thankful everyday for those who listen! I am sending so much love and peace into the world right now because THATS what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE!"