Miley Cyrus has released what many are calling a “diss track” towards her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, detailing their marriage and subsequent divorce in her new song, Flowers.
Released pointedly on Hemsworth’s birthday on January 13, Cyrus’s new song seems to refer to details of the pair’s complicated relationship.
In the music video, Cyrus dances in the streets of Hollywood wearing a golden gown, but once she arrives at her home, she promptly strips down to her black lingerie. She then swims and works out in her underwear before showering and changing into a black blazer and trouser combo with no shirt underneath, dancing all around the house she has supposedly made her own.
Watch the video above.
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In the opening line, she sings, “Built a home and watched it burn,” referring to their Malibu home that was burnt down in the 2018 California wildfires.
The Hannah Montana star also referred to Hemsworth’s sudden act of filing for divorce in 2019, days after Cyrus has announced their separation after less than a year of marriage.
“I didn’t want to leave you / I didn’t wanna lie / Started to cry,” she sang about the ordeal.
The song also includes references to Bruno Mars’ When I Was Your Man, which fans say Hemsworth dedicated to his ex-wife one time.
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While Bruno Mars’ lyrics say, “I should have bought you flowers and held your hand / Should have gave you all my hours when I had the chance / Take you to every party ’cause all you wanted to do was dance,” the Wrecking Ball singer turns Mars’ lyrics on its head, reframing them to be about self-love.
“I can take myself dancing / And I can hold my own hand / Yeah, I can love me better than you can,” she sang in the melody of Mars’ hit song.
Hemsworth and Cyrus had a long and complicated relationship, with the two first being linked on the set of The Last Song in 2009, one of Cyrus’ first big ventures after Hannah Montana.
The two got engaged in 2012, when Cyrus was 20 and Hemsworth was 22, but broke it off, only to reconnect in 2015 and finally get married in 2018.
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Their marriage fell apart less than a year later, with pictures of Cyrus kissing Brody Jenner’s ex Kaitlynn Carter surfacing soon after the married couple parted ways.
Cyrus has since been linked with another Aussie star, Cody Simpson, who she dated from 2019 to 2020, and is now dating Liily drummer Maxx Morando as of April 2022.
Hemsworth has also moved on, dating English actress Gabriella Brooks, with their relationship beginning shortly before his divorce was finalised in January 2020.
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