Miley Cyrus Calls Out Grammys Audience During ‘Flowers’ Performance: ‘Why Are You Acting Like You Don’t Know This Song?’

Miley Cyrus Calls Out Grammys Audience During ‘Flowers’ Performance: ‘Why Are You Acting Like You Don’t Know This Song?’

Fresh off of winning her first-ever Grammy for “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus delivered a spicy performance of the No. 1 hit song during the live telecast.

As she danced around the stage Tina Turner style, wearing a sparkling silver dress, Cyrus urged the Grammys audience to show some enthusiasm, saying in between lyrics, “Why are you acting like you don’t know this song?”

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Afterward, the camera cut to audience members including Oprah Winfrey, who proudly stood and sang the words while pointing to Cyrus.

Cyrus sprinkled in new adlibs toward the end of “Flowers” as she shimmied across the Arena, and celebrated her first Grammy win while throwing her hands up in joy.

Just before her performance, Cyrus accepted the award for best pop solo performance, which was announced by Mariah Carey.

“This M.C. is going to stand by this M.C. because this is just too iconic,” Cyrus began, gesturing toward Carey. “Oh my god, I just got stuck in the rain and traffic and thought I was going to miss this moment. And I could have missed the award — that’s fine — but not Mariah Carey! I just saw you at the Hollywood Bowl. It was everything.”

In her speech, Cyrus emphasized how meaningful her first Grammys honors are for her, after nearly two decades working in the music industry.

“There was a little boy that all he wanted for his birthday was a butterfly. So his parents gave him a butterfly net and he was so excited. He went outside out in the sun and started swinging and swinging. But with no luck, he sat down on the ground, he finally let go and he surrendered. He was okay that he was not going to capture this beautiful butterfly,” Cyrus said. “Right when he did is when the butterfly came and landed right on the tip of his nose. And this song, ‘Flowers,’ is my butterfly. Thank you.”

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