But apparently there was something else the 20-year-old former “Hannah Montana” star was going for, too: a “black” sound to the song.
Brothers Timothy and Theron Thomas — the songwriting and producing duo behind Cyrus’ summer anthem — revealed to Vibe the singer told them “I want urban, I just want something that just feels Black.”
Timothy went on to explain, “When you listen to the Miley Cyrus record that we did, it’s not ratchet but it definitely has a lot of urban feel to it.”
The brothers also revealed that Cyrus was given the track after Rihanna passed. But it definitely has a Rihanna feel.
Nonetheless, party-loving Cyrus immediately clicked with the song and embraced it as her own. Theron says of her initial reaction to the track:
“They played it for Miley and she had just come from partying. She was like, ‘I was just partying with my friends and everything you just said in this song I seen. I was looking at it from standing on a couch with my friends, just chilling in the cut and looking around the club like whoa…I’m hearing the song like that was my weekend. I have to do this song,’ [she said] and then we just got connected from there.”
Check out the raunchy music video for “We Can’t Stop” and see if Cyrus accomplished her goal:
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