Katy Perry is capable of looking past Miley Cyrus' twerking and naked wrecking ball rides to see what matters most: Miley's amazing voice. According to a Sept. 21 report by E! Online, Katy is so impressed with Miley's singing that she wants to collaborate with the "We Can't Stop" singer.
Katy talked about her fellow pop star at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. When she was asked about the possibility of a collaboration with Miley, she responded by saying, "I don't know…maybe…she's got an incredible voice." This collaboration might be really good for Miley, because Katy knows a lot about dealing with negative attention.
You might not remember, but Katy also caused a lot of controversy at the beginning of her career. Her song "I Kissed a Girl" didn't just rankle the religious right—it upset some members of the LGBT community because Katy was using her talk about kissing a girl simply to get attention, and women criticized her for using sex to sell herself. If this sounds familiar, it's because feminists have attacked Miley for using the twerk in a similar manner. Katy's song "Ur So Gay" was also criticized for sounding homophobic and using the word "gay" in a negative way. At least Miley's fans don't have to worry about their idol disrespecting the gay community.
Katy Perry eventually quit using controversy to sell records, so there's a chance that Miley Cyrus will do the same someday. But for now Miley is having way too much fun wearing skimpy outfits and continuing to show her love for the twerk. At the iHeart Radio Music Festival, she was photographed grabbing the butt of a twerking little person. The singer's crazy stage was decorated with people dressed like flowers, rainbows, and red mushrooms that resembled the Smurf's cute little houses. Since Katy voiced Smurfette, she had to love that little touch.
So would you like to see Miley and Katy collaborate? Miley could convince Katy to twerk, or perhaps the pop stars could take a page from Madonna and Britney Spears by kissing onstage while "I Kissed a Girl" plays. Miley would surely love the reaction that this action would get.