USA TODAY - The year of Miley Cyrus is so not over yet.
In the first hours of 2014, we're hearing about a nascent feud with Beyoncé that may not be a real feud and may actually be a media invention aimed at linking two names that dominated 2013.
The media making something up? Imagine that.
Here's the rundown: Miley, 21, appears on the March cover of a British magazine called Love (if you've never heard of it, get in line).
Supposedly, a leaked copy of the cover story has her saying impolitic things about how Beyoncé lost her edge and her figure by having a baby, 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, and how she, Miley, is ready to take over as the new queen.
"As Beyoncé grows in motherhood and all the crap it does to your body, it will create a vacuum for fresh young faces to rise up and no one else can properly fill that void right now," she's quoted as saying. "I got the total package, you know, the curves, the rhythm, and the voice. I'm just the best."
A clutch of websites, including HollywoodLife.com, the Daily Mail and Us Weekly, jumped on this today because it would be news if she really did say it, absurd as it sounds.
But she didn't say it, she protested in exasperated tweets today. We can't print everything she said on her Twitter feed but here's the link, and suffice to say she accused a "liar" of making the whole thing up.
"That quote people MADE UP about Beyonce just made me lol! Imagine if I said I got 'the looks and the curves I'm just better!' Hahahahhaha," she tweeted. And later, "making the liar retract the statement. U can cause ALOT of drama but NOT between me & B!"
Soon after her tweets appeared, the original stories about Miley dissing B disappeared from various websites. Instead, new stories appeared about Miley denying it.
So there it is. Do you care?
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