Miley Cyrus has often been a subject of controversy, and after a tweet directing her followers to “check dis shit out,” this past Saturday, she has come under scrutiny once again. No, she’s not lolling her tongue around or appropriating cultures – she simply covered Led Zeppelin‘s “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You.”
Zeppelin purists and people who tend to forget that Cyrus is actually a musician quickly shot the cover down, calling it utter garbage and begging her to stick to twerking. However, prejudices about the 21-year-old musician aside, this cover is actually solid. Cyrus approaches the song from a very raw place, doing her best Robert Plant impression and belting it – a far cry from the sugar-pop production of hits like “We Can’t Stop.” Fan or not, you have to give Cyrus credit for expanding her musical influences and showing off some rockin’ vocal chops.
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