Happy Hippie Presents: Backyard Sessions - "Don't Dream It's Over" featuring Ariana Grande
Soooooo thankful for Ariana Grande for being a part of the #backyardsessions!! You're the sweetest little #happyhippie bear-mouse ever! Loooooove you The Happy Hippie Foundation #HappyHippiePresents #dontdreamitsoverPosted by Miley Cyrus on Thursday, May 14, 2015
It's a diva duet! Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande performed a cover of Crowded House's 1986 hit "Don't Dream It's Over," released Thursday via Cyrus' Facebook.
The duet is meant to promote The Happy Hippie Foundation, a nonprofit organization Cyrus recently started to help homeless youth and other vulnerable populations, including the LGBT youth community.
"Soooooo thankful for Ariana Grande for being a part of the #backyardsessions!!" said Cyrus, who recently released a duet withJoan Jett and Laura Jane Grace. "You're the sweetest little #happyhippie bear-mouse ever! Loooooove you The Happy Hippie Foundation #HappyHippiePresents #dontdreamitsover.
Cyrus, 22, and Grande, 21, wore onesies and sat on an inflatable couch.
Midway through the song, Cyrus asked, "Are you a mouse or a bear?"
"Um..." Grande stammered. Cyrus told her, "Whatever you are, it's probably the cutest mouse-bear thing I've ever seen. I'm a unicorn, if you can't tell." Grande was equally effusive, telling her, "You're the cutest unicorn in the whole world."
Cyrus was so busy being complimentary that the two missed their cue!
"I was flirting!" she said. "Sorry!"
The pop star recently explained why she launched The Happy Hippie Foundation, writing, "The Happy Hippie Foundation is encouraging people to be the artists of a picture of true freedom, freedom of self-expression...freedom to be true to themselves. The fight to be free isn't over. We have to rally together and fight injustice. Being a happy hippie means making others happy, even those unlike yourself! Happy Hippie Foundation isn't just focusing on one problem; I am young and there is so much to fight for, learn, and be passionate about. Homeless youth and young people experiencing the negative effects of being LGBT in our world today is an issue that is very common and extremely current. I am honored to be a part of this movement and living in a time to witness the revolution!"
"Change is what we need and what young people are counting on! Living a life untrue to who you really are makes life unbearable for human beings with feelings and emotions—like love, maybe the greatest one of them. Pointless judgment and its consequences are unfortunately way too common. All humans have valid feelings and rights!" the "We Can't Stop" singer wrote. "No one should have to hide who they really are, no matter what his or her name, gender, status or orientation. That's why happy hippies are here to say that every life is valuable and it is our mission to make sure those who question the value of themselves and their lives feel protected and loved by us...which they very much are."