Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has declared an end to her feud with pop star Miley Cyrus during a television appearance. The two previously traded barbs after O’Connor wrote Cyrus an open letter, warning her about the “evils of the music business.”
In the letter, O’Connor insisted that Cyrus was “prostituting” herself with stunts such as the infamous VMAs “twerking” incident and her recent video for single Wrecking Ball. Cyrus responded by posting a screenshot of tweets sent out by O’Connor during a period of mental ill-health.
O’Connor then jettisoned her maternal intentions in favour of threatening Cyrus with legal action and expressing anger and foreboding her “mocking” of mental health. Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer got involved, addressing an open letter to O’Connor.
Now during an appearance on Irish television, O’Connor has declared the feud “over,” telling The Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy “As far as I’m concerned it’s over, it’s not something I really want to talk about.”
According to O’Connor there were grander motivations behind penning the letter, telling Tubridy “It’s about music being murdered, it’s not actually about Miley…I feel sorry for the murder of music and rock ‘n’ roll, which has happened because of the industry.” She continued:
“Because of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh. They’ve murdered music. I stand to say it on behalf of every musician in the world and they’ll agree with me.
The industry has taken over so much, the money-making side of it, that the sexualising of extremely young people making records, and all the worship with money and bling and diamonds, all the Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh – it all amounts to the murder of music and that’s what concerns me.”
Cyrus recently tweeted lyrics from O’Connor’s hit Nothing Compares 2 U, allegedly a jab aimed at the singer.
"I went to the doctor guess what he told me, guess what he told me. He said girl you better try to have fun. No matter what you do."
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 4, 2013