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Sinead O'Connor writes THIRD open letter to Miley Cyrus, threatens 'legal proceedings'

Miley sure knows how to push people’s buttons.

Let’s recap: On Wednesday, Sinead O’Connor wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus, chastising the young star for her recent behavior. “Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited,” O’Connor wrote to Cyrus, “and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.”

Cyrus didn’t take too kindly to the critique. She responded to O’Connor Twitter yesterday, comparing the Irish songstress to troubled starlet Amanda Bynes — and including a screengrab of O’Connor’s very public 2012 Twitter meltdown. O’Connor retaliated with another open letter last night, scolding Cyrus for making light of mental illness. Cyrus dismissed O’Connor’s latest letter on Twitter, writing, “Sinead. I don’t have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week. So if youd like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. :)”

All of which brings us to this morning — and the third open letter O’Connor has posted on her Facebook page. Surprise — she’s not thrilled!

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Sinead O'Connor writes to Miley Cyrus again: 'It is not acceptable to mock any person for having suffered'

On Oct. 2, outspoken Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor posted an open letter to Miley Cyrus on her website that chided the starlet for getting naked in her “Wrecking Ball” video — which Cyrus had told Rolling Stone was partly inspired by O’Connor’s iconic “Nothing Compares 2U” clip. “Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited,” O’Connor wrote to Cyrus, “and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.”

Cyrus didn’t take kindly to the harsh criticism, tweeting out a response that compared O’Connor to troubled starlet Amanda Bynes and included a screengrab of the bipolar singer’s very public Twitter meltdown from January 2012. Cyrus, who will host Saturday Night Live this weekend, then tweeted an image of O’Connor famously tearing up a photo of Pope John Paul II during her own Saturday Night Live gig in 1992.

O’Connor has now taken to her website to address Cyrus again — and she’s not playing nice this time around. “I mean really really… who advises you?” she asks. “Have you any idea how stupid and dangerous it is to mock people for suffering illness?”

She also takes issue with Cyrus’ tweet about O’Connor’s pope-tearing SNL stunt. “By mocking it you mock every child who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of priests and had it covered by the Vatican,” she says. “You could really do with educating yourself, that is if you’re not too busy getting your t–s out to read.” Yikes.

Once again, Cyrus has responded to O’Connor’s open letter on her Twitter:

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Sinead O'Connor pens open letter to Miley Cyrus: 'Don't let the music business make a prostitute of you'

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Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor is no stranger to controversy (she famously tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II while saying, “Fight the real enemy!” on Saturday Night Live in 1992), but the 46-year-old musician finds nothing amusing about Miley Cyrus’ headline-grabbing antics — or her recent willingness to strip off her clothes.

O’Connor has penned an open letter to the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana in response to Cyrus’ recent Rolling Stone cover story, in which she explained that O’Connor’s iconic music video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” helped inspire her own “Wrecking Ball” clip — you know, the one that features Cyrus licking a sledgehammer and swinging naked on a wrecking ball.

“Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited,” O’Connor warns, “and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.”

“The music business doesn’t give a sh– about you, or any of us,” she continues. “They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think it’s what YOU wanted… None of the men oggling you give a sh– about you either, do not be fooled.”

O’Connor’s words are harsh, but she weaves in moments of sincere admiration for Cyrus’ musical ability throughout the piece. “You have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you,” O’Connor argues. “Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.”

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How country music went crazy: A comprehensive timeline of the genre's identity crisis

Are you aware that Nashville is currently embroiled in an outright civil war?

The country music genre has gone through quite a transformation in the past couple years, adopting the electric guitar sounds of nearly-defunct rock radio, the rap-infused cadences and AutoTune normally reserved for hip hop, and, most controversially, the pop elements left behind as that genre gravitated toward electronic dance music. And attitudes have become ever more contentious between traditional and modern-country fans in 2013. Lately, the frustrations have reached a boiling point.

The straw that broke the camel’s back arrived two weeks ago, when Zac Brown called Luke Bryan’s No. 1 single “That’s My Kind of Night” the “worst song I’ve ever heard.” That remark caused Jason Aldean to hop on Instagram and tell Brown, “trust me when I tell u that nobody gives a shit what u think.” The country community quickly took sides in the debate, and the resulting feud has catapulted country music’s identity crisis straight into the spotlight.

These days, pop-country is more popular than ever — but also more despised than ever. Stars like Brown, Alan Jackson, Kacey Musgraves, and Gary Allan have begun publicly expressing unhappiness with their format, which this year has become an increasingly homogenous platform for men (a few weeks ago, Carrie Underwood was the only solo female in the Top 20) singing about trucks and beers and girls and then more trucks.

Tensions have been brewing all year long (and really, much longer than that) — and there’s been no shortage of public feuding among the genre’s A-list. As country fights to figure out what it should look and sound like, its biggest stars are airing some very honest (and sometimes harsh) opinions. Here’s a timeline of country’s wild, crazy, and sometimes mud-slinging year:

January 23: Blake Shelton calls classic country fans “old farts” and “jackasses”
While speaking in a GAC special, The Voice coach angered thousands of elderly country fans when he remarked, “Nobody wants to listen to their grandpa’s music. And I don’t care how many of these old farts around Nashville going, ‘My God, that ain’t country!’ Well that’s because you don’t buy records anymore, jackass. The kids do, and they don’t want to buy the music you were buying.” The comment caused a controversy that endured for weeks and helped spark this year’s debate about traditional-country vs. pop-country.
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Pharrell Williams requests ruling in trademark feud with Will.i.am.

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his “I am OTHER” company is not infringing on Will.i.am’s “I AM” trademark.

Pharrell filed legal papers Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He’s seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement.

The two artists have been in dispute for the past several months over the issue.

A lawyer for Will.i.am declined to comment.

Will.i.am has owned the “I AM” trademark since 2001. He filed objections in March and May against Pharrell Williams’ company, i am OTHER, that launched in 2010.

Will.i.am uses “I AM” for his businesses, including his charity foundation I AM ANGEL.

Pharrell’s i am OTHER produces the hit web series “Awkward Black Girl” and other web series.

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Clive Davis responds to Kelly Clarkson: 'I had every fact checked'

The cold war of words between longtime music mogul Clive Davis and pop star (and former Davis charge) Kelly Clarkson got a new chapter yesterday.

To recap: In his new autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis told a handful of stories about the former American Idol champ, which included her weeping during a meeting and not wanting to release smash hits “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes.”

Clarkson responded yesterday with an open letter to her fans, noting that Davis’ “stories and songs are mixed up.” She also said that the only time she ever cried in front of Davis was when he told her he hated the song “Because of You.” READ FULL STORY

Nicki Minaj to Barbara Walters: 'Am I not good enough for you to get my side, because I'm a little black girl that raps?'

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Nicki Minaj’s  E! special My Truth is certainly presenting one version of events. That’s the funny thing about truth, though: everyone’s is different.

In the second of her three-night special last night (which you can watch in full), Minaj gave her story about what is going on between herself, Mariah Carey and Barbara Walters. It all started a few months ago, when Carey told Walters that Minaj had threatened her. At the time, Carey, via Walters, said that she heard Minaj say, “If I had a gun, I would shoot the b***h,” referring to Carey. Walters then repeated on The View.

But in the new special, Minaj said that after Carey leveled the gun charge, Walters simply reported it and didn’t ask Minaj’s team for comment. “Am I not good enough for you [Walters] to get my side, because I’m a little black girl that raps?” she said, talking to her entourage. “Because if I was J. Lo, you would’ve called J. Lo’s camp. But are we not good enough for you Barbara?…I’m only good enough for you to tell people I’m ‘unpredictable,’ when you don’t f—–g know me?” READ FULL STORY

Shooter Jennings calls John Mayer a 'king douche' on Twitter

Move over, Taylor Swift, there’s another musician who despises John Mayer more than you do.

Shooter Jennings took to Twitter yesterday to bash the “Your Body is a Wonderland” singer’s guitar skills, country cred, and overall douche-y ways. The “Wild & Lonesome” rocker, who was apparently enraged by a Rolling Stone article on Mayer, also indirectly attacked Mayer’s girlfriend Katy Perry in his string of insults. The instigator offered only a semi-apology to the Twitterwerse for “sh**-talking” about Mayer’s “narcissistic drivel,” then re-tweeted Mayer’s fans’ tweets attacking him. Click below for some NSFW tweeting. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga lampooned in Die Antwoord video, retaliates by starting Twitter feud

Lady Gaga and South African crime-stoppers Die Antwoord have started feuding back and forth on Twitter, leading to some of the strangest insults we’ve seen this side of “fairground stripper.” It all started when Gaga asked Die Antwoord to open for her on her tour, an offer they declined. Then, the South African group premiered their wild “Fatty Boom Boom” video last Tuesday. The clip, like most of the group’s work, is outré (at least for American sensibilities), featuring colorful crotch-grabbing, naughty hyenas, prawn-birthing, and some demented LaChappellian krumpiness.

All that’s classic Die Antwoord, but what really got Gaga’s goat was seeing an impersonator aping Mother Monster herself. The actor, easily identifiable as a Lady Gaga stand-in, is featured acting afool in a number of unflattering scenes, including one in which she gives birth to a prawn. Because, you know, she’s a “prawn star.”

So, Gaga fought back the way she knows best: Twitter. “i fink u freaky but you don’t have a hit. hundred thousand tIckets sold in SA. #thatmyshit,” she tweeted.

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Rick Ross and Young Jeezy involved in brawl at BET Hip-Hop Awards

Saturday night’s taping of the BET Hip-Hop Awards (not to be confused with the BET Awards, which aired two months ago) went from sentimental to chaotic in an instant. A heartfelt tribute to late hip-hop impresario Chris Lighty transitioned into an ugly brawl between entourages representing rappers Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.

Late Saturday night, a conflict erupted between Ross and Jeezy backstage at the Atlanta Civic Center. “Jeezy and Rick Ross just had words backstage!! Pushing and shoving,” tweeted legendary New York DJ Funkmaster Flex following the initial incident.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, the conflict continued into the parking lot of the Civic Center, and police were called. The Atlanta cops dispersed the crowd using pepper spray, and no arrests were made. READ FULL STORY

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