"Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor has posted an open letter to Miley Cyrus on her website after Miley dropped her name in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
In the interview, Miley said that Sinead's famous tearful video for "Nothing Compares 2 U" inspired her controversial "Wrecking Ball" clip, but the video and Miley's behavior have Sinead concerned.
She writes, "I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way 'cool' to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it’s the music business or yourself doing the pimping."
But, perhaps surprisingly, Sinead is a fan of Miley's music. She adds, "You have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you. 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.”