Thursday, 14 November, 2019

Miley Cyrus turns ‘Santa Baby’ into a feminist anthem

Miley Cyrus with Mark Ronson and Jimmy Fallon Miley Cyrus with Mark Ronson and Jimmy Fallon Andrew Lipovsky NBC
Lora Ball | 24 December, 2018, 19:29

The songstress, however, made her intention clear and told the host of the show, Jimmy Fallon, that she will not be performing the traditional version of the song, in which singer Eartha Kitt asks Santa for a convertible, yacht, and fur coat.

Right before she went onstage, Miley pointed out how the original song has become outdated and slightly sexist - as the woman singing the song insinuates that she'd possibly sleep with Santa in exchange for gifts.

"Listen Santa to what I say, a girl's best friend is. equal pay", she sang.

As the two men dangle vehicle keys in the background, Cyrus continues singing, including the line: 'Listen Santa to what I say, a girl's best friend is... equal pay'.

"And look at this, I'm asking for a vehicle and a yacht and checks and literally the deed to a platinum mine", Cyrus told Fallon.

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Instead anything that comes in a box, Miley wants the man in red to leave some gender equality, and respect under the Christmas tree.

Cyrus was now promoting her new songs which include a version of "Happy Christmas War is Over" and "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart". No more fluff, I've had enough. That's why Miley Cyrus had some proposed changes for "Santa Baby". "And I can buy my own damn stuff".

"Santa Baby" is not the most feminist holiday song. Also from Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Marilyn Monroe.

As she continues with her updated version, British record producer Mark Ronson, who recently worked on a track with Cyrus, appears in the background with Fallon.

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