Miley’s breakthrough Video is characterized by a wrecking ball, hammer and her wearing a white top and panties (sometimes) und brown boots with black sole.
She is riding the wrecking ball which represents her power or at least the control of the power that this ball has. The video is meant to provoke and is kind of the new generation of Madonna, using sex – in that case erotic, to sell and make it interesting. That’s why Miley shows naked, but not naked enough so it can be shown on TV.
The hammer can be seen like a scepter if we consider the circumstances – powering her up. She is licking it which can be interpreting als licking and playing with the power or if you are more into the lyrics analysis this could represent a phallus symbol.
The video was directed by Terry Richardson.

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