Miley Cyrus straddles wrecking ball while fully naked in new music video

Love her or hate her, Miley Cyrus is the name on everybody’s lips after her raunchy VMA’s performance with Robin Thicke.

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by Abi Hooper |
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The video is all about pushing boundaries and making a statement. That’s what Miley’s into right now

And now the twerking singer has gone one step further by stripping completely naked to for her latest single Wrecking Ball.

In the music video – directed by famous photographer Terry Richardson - the 20 year-old rides a giant wrecking ball wearing nothing but Dr Marten boots.

Miley Cyrus in new video for 'Wrecking Ball'
Miley Cyrus in new video for 'Wrecking Ball'

An ‘insider’ has claimed Miley’s decision to strip fully naked in the film was ‘all about pushing boundaries and making a statement.

‘That’s what Miley’s into right now,’ said the source.

‘Miley loved the idea of going naked because it suits the song — she’s showing her naked emotions. It’s her vulnerable side and it’s not something she shows very often, so having nudity made sense.’

The singer wanted to 'make a statement' with her new video according to a source

Unlike her previous hit We Can’t Stop, Miley certainly adopts a more emotional tone with the latest offering from her new album Bangerz.

Before her trademark white underwear disappears, the singer channels Sinéad O'Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U at the start of her new video - which begins with a close-up of her crying.

‘It’s a ballad for every girl to cry to,’ she recently told UK reporters. ‘We’ve all been there.’

Channelling Sinead O'Connor

Wrecking Ball, she said, was written originally on a piano and then given what she called ‘a big pop sound’ by producer Dr Luke.

The video – revealed by Miley via Twitter on Monday - has already racked up over 10 million hits on YouTube, less than 24 hours after it was posted.

The naked video follows the star's recent MTV Video Music Awards performance where she gyrated on Blurred Lines’ singer Robin Thicke. The statement-making singer had told MTV she had wanted to ‘make history,’ with the performance.

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