Miley Cyrus’ “23″ music video: The good, the questionable, the just plain silly

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Another day, another Miley Cyrus surprise. Yesterday the pop star debuted her music video for “23,” a rap ditty produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and featuring Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. In the video, Miley shows us her sexy side, while rapping in a Chicago Bulls bikini while her hip-hop counterparts infiltrate the high school for one heck of a take down. Here, we present the good, the questionable and the just plain silly:

The Good: Miley’s last tongue twerk
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As Miley mentioned in her Rolling Stone interview, that signature tongue twerk is on the way out. Could this be the last we see of it?

The Questionable: Smoking
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Given her recent VMAs performance, Rolling Stone piece and fierce attempts to shed any last bits of Hannah Montana-ness from her, we’re well aware that Miley doesn’t care to be a role model. Well, she makes that extra clear while puffing on a cigarette throughout the video.

The Silly: That Chicago Bulls attire
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We’re all for experimental fashion and can appreciate Miley’s commitment to pushing the envelope, but one can’t help but wonder, what would Michael Jordan think of the twerk star adorning such, um, specific areas with his classic number?

The Good: A (probably unintentional) Breaking Bad Tribute
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While Miley’s wreaking havoc in the girls’ bathroom, Wiz Khalifa is busy spitting rhymes in chemistry lab amongst a Breaking Bad-esque set-up. It probably wasn’t story boarded that way, but we like how Wiz conjures up images of the AMC show.

The Questionable: A raucous girls’ bathroom
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That girls’ bathroom segment is no average high school scene. It looks more like a combination of looks from Grease, Heathers, Mean Girls and Clueless. We’re not sure about the plaid and leather, but that “Miley” varsity jacket is pretty slick.

The Silly: Miley’s leather (or pleather?) dress
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We’ve been inside gymnasiums, and they’re far from the perfect climate for leather dresses.

Watch the full video below.

What do you think of Miley’s video for “23″? And does the pop star have a future career in rap music?

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