A Letter From 13-Year-Old Kayla: On Miley Cyrus, Twerking, and Learning to Keep Her Tongue in her Mouth


Kayla has been contributing to Pigeons & Planes for a while now. When she was 10 years old, she told us about her favorite music and let us know what she thought of Ke$ha, Tyler, The Creator, Lykke Li, and Lil Wayne. Ever since then she’s been dropping in to keep us updated with her evolving taste and her take on what’s happening in music.

This weekend, following Miley Cyrus’ Saturday Night Live appearance and all the drama surrounding the pop star’s new image, we had to find out what Kayla, now 13 years old, had to say. It’s been argued that Miley freaks us all out because she makes us feel old. But at 13, Kayla doesn’t feel old. She does, however, seem a little freaked out by Miley.

I texted her (she just got her first iPhone) and asked her to share some thoughts. Here’s the email she wrote in response:

Dear Cubbers,

Miley Cyrus…where do I begin? Well shes definitely changed and its actually sad because Hannah Montana was literally my favorite show when i was a kid. I think her weirdness all started when her Disney career ended. Her new music is actually really good in my opinion, but the music videos for them are inapporiate and they portray her in a way that mothers don’t want there young daughters, who are fans of Miley, to see. “We Cant Stop” is a good, fun song but its super overplayed. But “Wrecking Ball” oh my gosh I actually love that song so much and it ha a really good message. Its about how she misses Liam and shes still hurt but the music video is disturbing.

Her performance and hosting of SNL was kind of like she was trying too hard, like always, but it was also kind of funny in some of the skits, I like how she realizes how she acts and she can make a joke of it. So her VMA performance was actually so weird i had to close my eyes, like honestly Robin Thicke is married, with a child. Another thing is why is she so obsessed with twerking like i know its a popular thing right now but some of my friends have bigger asses then her. She also needs to learn how to keep her tongue inside her mouth because it’s not attractive. I also cannot believe she cut off her hair, I loved her hair so much and it was so gorgeous and now its actually so terrible, like what even are those little pigtail things she wears all the time??

I feel like she’s just trying to find herself and she’s upset and doesn’t know what to do now that Liam and her are broken up. At least she’s not as bad as Ke$ha..yet. As Miley warned us a couple of years ago, she cant be tamed, and that’s totally right..

Love, Kayla

Sent from my iPhone

  • Carlito

    No offense to Miley, I actually like ‘Wrecking Ball’ too. And it seems like she’s found a fitting sonic groove with Mike Will. However, her image change is so radical it often feels contrived; e.g., In 2009 she said she never heard a Jay-Z song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKmJ2SmofOE). In 2013 she says she sought out Mike Will because she listens to a LOT of Hip-Hop and was impressed by his productions. While she never said she doesn’t listen to rap, (just Jay-Z) all these new shenanigans seem like a farce at times. I hope not.

  • phillipskification .

    My concern is that a 13 year old is sending things from their iPhone…

  • Koala

    Did Kayla just say ass?!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/PancakeMcKennz pancakemckennz

    I was with you, Kayla, until you called out Ke$ha. I love Ke$ha. haha

  • VulkanKrusader

    Kayla likes “we cant stop?” nooooo

  • VulkanKrusader

    Kayla likes “we cant stop?” nooooo

  • Lucas Ross

    asses (plural)

  • Devin Middleton

    Right? They grow up so fast….

  • Sara

    I was thinking the same thing!

  • some guy

    tl;dr: miley stahp

  • RBS

    But you must realize as people get older, they get exposed to new things and may actually grow to enjoy them. Like when I was a kid, I swore I’d never smoke or listen to any music other than rap. Let’s just say I’m totally different now. Maybe new influences shaped Miley’s progression, like most other young people.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSZ55hEkxnM TopBananas

    Damn, I wish I could have spoken like this when I was 13. Her perception of Miley is pretty on point and honest.

  • Maxsur

    Why is that a concern?

  • Not-a-dad

    How did I end up in this dumb shit hole on the internet? The last thing I care about is a 13 year old’s opinion on an entertainment figure.

  • The_Last_Woman


  • Ava

    wait where am i again?

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