POP CULTURE CONNECTION 8/13/2019

POP CULTURE CONNECTION 8/13/2019

POP CULTURE CONNECTION 8/13/2019

Miley Cyrus has shared her first social media post since her split with Liam Hemsworth. Captioning photos of herself in Italy, Cyrus said Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win. Change is inevitable. My dad always told me nature never hurries but it is always on time…it fills my heart with peace and hope KNOWING that is true. I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own.

Taylor Swift promises that you’ll never find another like her—at least at previous Teen Choice Awards. Swift accepted the first-ever Icon award at the ceremony and announced the title song Lover off her upcoming album will be out Friday, August 16. Alex Morgan, captain of the US Women’s Soccer Team, presented the singer with the award. During her speech, Taylor took the time to call out the fight that Morgan and her teammates are going through. She also simply talked to her fans and encouraged them to be themselves, no matter the mistakes you make and stand up for yourself.

John Mayer’s tour stopped through Nashville last week, for a marathon set that spanned his versatile catalog. His nearly three-hour show also included a special surprise guest: Chris Stapleton. The two got together a day early to write a song just for that moment. It’s called I Just Remembered That I Didn’t Care. They performed it and another Mayer track together that night.

The musical Diana—based on the life of the late Princess of Wales, who died in 1997 after a car crash in Paris—will make its Broadway debut this spring. The production will begin performances in New York in March 2020. Diana explores the beloved royal’s marriage to Prince Charles and the pair’s eventual separation.

Missy Elliott will become the first female rapper to receive the Michael Jackson video vanguard award when the 36th annual Video Music Awards are presented on August 26. This has been a year of firsts for Elliott. On June 13, she became the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott is fourth rap artist overall to receive the video vanguard honor, following LL Cool J, Beastie Boys and Kanye West. Elliott will also perform live on the VMAs. This will mark her first appearance on the VMAs stage since 2006.

Looks like Taylor Swift had a fun night celebrating her 10 VMA nominations over the weekend. On Sunday morning, a video of her dancing and singing along to her own song, You Need to Calm Down surfaced online. The video shows Tay Tay laughing and dancing to the track. She mimes the lyrics and is flipping her hair. A lot of fans were definitely commenting drunk Taylor is my favorite Taylor.

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