Miley Cyrus poses with the cast of Mike WiLL Made It’s “23.”
Miley, Miley, MILEY. Now that we’ve had a chance to digest Miley Cyrus‘ truly legendary/insane/WTF 2013 VMA performance, we’re wondering if anyone who steps into this girl’s personal bubble will instantly be overshadowed by an onslaught of tongue, twerk, and IDGAF. (Robin Thicke is rumored to have had a Jan Brady moment during his Miley-assisted “Blurred Lines”/”Give It 2 U” VMA performance, but we’re not touching that one with a 10-foot foam finger.)
Anyway, now that she’s twerked her way past the VMAs, Miley’s on to new projects: filming the video for Mike WiLL Made It‘s debut track, “23” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. But here’s the thing: Did you realize that “23” is actually a Mike WiLL song? That just so happens to feature a rap verse from Miley? And that there are two other very prominent hip-hop musicians on the track? Damn you, post-VMAs Miley Cyrus tunnel vision!
All that said, here’s an official who’s who on Mike WiLL Made It’s debut track, “23”:
Mike’s a little camera shy, so here’s a photo of him and Miley at the 2013 VMAs!
Mike WiLL Made It: Granted, this Atlanta-born super-producer is probably best known for sitting behind the soundboard than in front of the mic (he produced “No Lie” by 2 Chainz, “Bandz A Make Her Dance” by Juicy J, “Pour It Up” by Rihanna, “Body Party” by Ciara and, oh yeah, Miley’s “We Can’t Stop” — JUST TO NAME A FEW). But now Mike’s coming out with “23,” his first official track, and some of his musical cohorts (Miley, Juicy, Wiz) are just along for the ride. (Except Miley may or may not be taking center stage, as she is wont to do.)
Read more about “23”‘s guest stars after the jump.
Wiz Khalifa: You know this guy!
Wiz Khalifa: This new dad might’ve welcomed Miley into the Taylor Gang, but he’s been climbing the hip-hop ladder since his Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania mixtape dropped in 2005 (aka the good ol’ days when Miley was just an innocent Disney princess). Nowadays, however, Wiz is busy planning his wedding to Amber Rose, shooting the video for “23” and taking gym class selfies with Milers, and recording his upcoming 2013 album, Blacc Hollywood.
Juicy J is our next guest on Mike’s “23.”
Juicy J: Here are the things you probably already know about Juicy: 1.) Miley’s twerked on him. 2.) He’s the author of everyone’s favorite strip club ballad, “Bandz A Make Her Dance.” 3.) He was in Three 6 Mafia. But here’s some other stuff: He’s currently signed to Wiz’s Taylor Gang Records (full circle!), AND he won an actual “Best Original Song” OSCAR for helping write “Hustle & Flow”‘s “It’s Hard Out There For A Pimp” (sung by Three 6 Mafia). YEP. Cred. Now, in addition to teaming up with Mike on “23,” Juicy’s got a killer solo career going; he JUST released a third record, Stay Trippy. (And we’re sure that being “another guy Miley twerked on” won’t hurt his star status, either.)
Photo credit: @mistercap/Getty Images/Taylor Gang Records