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There's been a lot of talk about Miley Cyrus' nakedness lately, which makes sense, but there's also been a lot of unfounded chatter about the "Wrecking Ball" singer's love life.
Now, if you're to believe the tabloid headlines, Liam Hemsworth's ex-fiancée has moved on with rapper and producer Mike Will Made It. He's worked closely with the 20-year-old on her Bangerz album—he's even featured in her newly-released "23" music video—so, understandably, there are lots of pics floating around of these two together.
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Queen of Twerk and Mr. Made It attended a party at a mutual friend's house in L.A. Miley, not wanting to feed into any gossip, attempted to hide in the backseat, but as you can see in this X17 Online picture, the paparazzi still caught her on film.
Miley and Mike also were spotted hugging over the weekend after the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, which further fueled speculation that the two were hooking up. (To be fair, friends do hug, and if we're going to get technical, Miley looked really close with a costumed red furry creature, and she also seemed to be quite a fan of Don the monkey.)
But, y'all, let's not get worked up over nothing. A source close to Miley tells E! News she and Mike are "just friends." The producer and rapper himself even retweeted a link explicitly debunking the hookup reports. "Crazy," he mused, "how u can make something out of nothing."
As well, Miley herself hashtagged just a day ago, "only lames twist words." (#onlylamestwistpicturestoo)
Now, if Miley and Mike Will Made It were dating, she probably wouldn't have photos from the past several months of the pair smiling and taking close and cozy photos side by side. (She did only announce her and Liam were no longer engaged on Sept. 16!) It should also be noted that Miley's shared countless pictures of herself with Pharrell and all of the guys she's worked with on her new album.
And last month, Miley congratulated her "bestie" Mike Will Made It on his Billboard cover. Bestie does not equal boo. Anyone beyond the age of 11 knows that!
Finally, if you were working with your girlfriend, would you encourage and promote seminaked, twerktastic performances like what Miley's been doing as of late? Probably not.
So, until she tells us otherwise or twerks a message in Morse code, let's let Miley keep being Miley and trust she'll talk when she's ready. Girl ain't shy!
—Additional reporting by Ken Baker