Lost Angeles, CA - The smoke has finally cleared surrounding the "no panties" picture of Miley Cyrus that had the internet buzzing for a solid week. Perez Hilton was attacked from all sides, even by Miley Cyrus, who called him an idiot on the Ryan Seacrest Show. "That's just an idiot being an idiot," Cyrus is quoted as saying.
But that's not what is now being said about the incident. Miley Cyrus' publicist is finally admitting that she contacted Perez Hilton asking him to post the photo of Cyrus getting out of a limo with her legs slightly apart. The reason? Miley has had a tough time shaking her squeaky-clean Hannah Montana persona and believed that if her new album, "Can't be Tamed" was ever going to succeed, she needed to create a little controversy.
"Miley has known Perez for quite some time now, and she asked him to do her this personal favor," said Cyrus' publicist. Perez must be some kind of friend to take the heat like he has, knowing all along that Cyrus was behind it.
"It's hard breaking out of a mold when you've been in it for years and unless you do something totally outrageous, you are going to continue to be the same old character, just ask Gary Coleman. Well, bad example, since he's no longer able to answer your question, but you get the drift," said a spokesperson from the agency handling Cyrus' music career.
Said Cyrus, "I trust Perez and that's why I went along with putting this delicate issue in his hands. You'll remember about a month ago, I did some grind dancing with a 45-year old man and that blew over so quickly, hardly a blip on the screen. We had to come up with something a bit more over-the-top to grab enough media attention to let the world know that I mean business when I say 'no more nice kid.'"
Perez Hilton couldn't be reached for comment as he was hiding out in Justin Bieber's bathroom hoping to get a few photos of Bieber's shower routine that has been hitting the rumor mills.