Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash.
An issue of worldwide consideration and great magnitude happened this week. No, not Syria; don't be silly. Something much more important has been dominating the intense minds of musicians: Has Miley Cyrus elevated twerking into a true art form, or has she shoved it into the gutter forever?
If you're not familiar with the most talked-about performance in MTV Video Music Awards history (except for, you know, Madonna's "boy toy" romp, Nirvana's performance-stopping headache and Kanye vs. TayTay), here's a little refresher about the most pressing issue on the planet:
No matter what anyone thinks, Cyrus (@mileycyrus) is pretty damn happy that she rubbed elbows -- and tongues and sexyparts -- with Robin Thicke and a bunch of furries:
Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 26, 2013
"Mile, if twerkin woulda been invented.... And I had a foam finger.... I woulda done the same thang you did." - DAD— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 28, 2013
God bless you ❤ pic.twitter.com/vlKvNGRY3s— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 28, 2013
At a cafe, explaining what twerking is by yelling into my phone so my hearing challenged mom can hear me, is the perfect start to Hump Day.— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) August 28, 2013
i have still haven't watched or really even know what went down with Miley at the VMAS, think I might keep it that way.— Edward Droste (@edwarddroste) August 28, 2013
Miley, if Courtney Love has your back, you might want to examine the path you're traveling. Because, sweetie, we just don't know what's happening here:
Hard to believe, but some musicians actually are paying attention to non-Miley events. On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream..." speech, Tom Morello (@tmorello) highlights the government's scrutinization of King:
FBI reaction to "Dream" speech: "We must mark him now...as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this Nation." http://t.co/foZdsJ2Hao— Tom Morello (@tmorello) August 28, 2013
And Ted Nugent (@tednugent) says something that we can sort of appreciate, for once:
We shld all apologize 2 MLK 4 allowing his dream 2 becom a nightmare— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) August 27, 2013
You know, The Nuge isn't expressing himself all that eloquently, but we kind of get it.
In happier news, John Stamos (@johnstamos) celebrates a birthday! Good old Uncle Jesse throws himself a party and invites everyone he knows:
Had the party of a lifetime Monday night - everyone that is so important in my life was there.... http://t.co/xev5ZsnB1e— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) August 28, 2013
Oh, Stamos, we'll love you no matter how old you get. Like, forever:
I will be providing a list of acceptable attire for #SwineFest throughout the week. Item 1: Seashells. Item 2: Seahorses 3: Starfish— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 28, 2013
Acceptable attire for #SwineFest CONTINUED: 5: BEDAZZLED PIG NOSE 6: BOWIE MAGICIAN GARB 7: TRASHBAG or ARTCLOTHES (THERE IS A PAINT ZONE)— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 28, 2013
We have those in the RFT Music closet! #SWINEFEST, HERE WE COME!
Finally, St. Louis' favorite homefry Murphy Lee changes his Twitter handle from @murphyderrty to @murphylee. Perhaps he had a change of heart after Miley's debauchery? At any rate, Murph has a few adventures of the dental kind:
At the dentist.....lookin at this effed up grill of mine......— MURPHY LEE (@murphylee) August 26, 2013
One filling down...one more to go...I cant feel my tongue...lol n I'm hungry..looks like ima b biting dat mug up in a minute cuz I wanna eat— MURPHY LEE (@murphylee) August 26, 2013
The dental work inspires him to serenade us from his not-so-secret video location:
Got video shoot today at da skate park under the bridge..come on out if u kno how to do da Charlie Brown..its goin down..silly humans only.— MURPHY LEE (@murphylee) August 27, 2013
We under the kinghighway bridge this afternoon..skate park..all humans prepare to b silly..keep da mean muggn at home.we smilin in dis video— MURPHY LEE (@murphylee) August 27, 2013
Murph can sing at his video shoot pt 134 http://t.co/OTupf1LcA5— MURPHY LEE (@murphylee) August 28, 2013