In a recent interview, Miley Cyrus said her controversial Wrecking Ball video was inspired by Sinead O'Connor's video for the track "Nothing Compares 2 U."
Having learned of this statement, the 46-year old Irish singer has reached out to the lightning rod of a 20-year0old artist via an open letter on the Internet.
In it, she offers both a scathing critique and a few words of inspiring wisdom.
O'Connor, who knows a bit about causing controversy herself, writes:
"I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way 'cool' to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos."
"It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it's the music business or yourself doing the pimping."