What Miley Cyrus Did: Revealed that she spent some time in Detroit recently, which is what caused her to undergo so many changes in her life and career
When She Did It: September 2013
Why It Was So Controversial: Miley said she got her first tattoo—or rather, the first tattoo that her mom didn't approve of—when she spent time living in Detroit. She also seemed to insinuate that Detroit was responsible for the new I-don't-give-a-$^%& attitude that she's embraced. Detroit rapper Danny Brown responded to her claims a short time later, though, and said that she hadn't spent time in the "real" Detroit. He said he believed she was only saying she had to sound cool.
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