Has Miley Cyrus accused her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth of cheating on his new album, “Endless Summer Vacation”?
His fans seem to think so.
“Muddy Waters,” the ninth song from Cyrus’s new album that dropped Thursday night, has all the makings of a revenge song. Its rhythm is melancholic and somber. He relays a list of damning evidence, such as the smell of “perfume I didn’t buy” and a trail of mud throughout the house. And each verse repeats an angry command to kick a companion out of his house and out of his life.
“I don’t know / Who the hell you think you’re messing with / Get the f— out of my house with that s- / Get the f— out of my life with that s— / And I don’t know I know,” Cyrus sings in the first verse.
Sia joins Cyrus on the chorus, exclaiming, “And you smell like perfume I didn’t buy / Now I know why you’ve been closing the shades / Get out of my house / You’re coming.” / With your muddy feet / I’m about to do something about it / Yeah, I’ll have to do something about it.”
The former Disney star and Hemsworth tied the knot in 2018 after dating on and off for about a decade. But after seven months, the couple filed for divorce. Even then, cheating rumors began to swirl around the “Hunger Games” actor, leading Cyrus to address the speculation in an August 2019 tweet around the time of his split from her.
“I can admit a lot of things, but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended up being unfaithful,” Cyrus wrote on Twitter. “Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before and it’s still true, I love Liam and I always will.”
Although Cyrus has moved on and dated other people since the divorce, her relationship with Hemsworth remains her longest and most visible.
When Cyrus released the single “Flowers” from her new album in January, fans pounced on the idea that the breakup song was referring to Hemsworth and revived rumors of infidelity.
“Muddy Waters” has renewed speculation about Hemsworth, with fans on Twitter once again trying to connect the dots.
“Miley just confirmed that Liam cheated on her multiple times at her house in #MuddyFeet omg?” asked a user.
“Liam thought the flowers would be the end of him, but wait until he hears the muddy feet.” another tweetedincluding a screenshot of Cyrus bathing Hemsworth with a hose from their 2010 film, “The Last Song,” on the set where they met.
“Oh Liam Hemsworth you will fall apart for your sins Miley got her feet muddy crazy crazy! CALL HER MOTHER. The instant classic of Miley Cyrus Muddy Feet”, another user exclaimed.
Although Cyrus has yet to address this new round of rumors, the “Wrecking Ball” artist gave a window into her songwriting process in the Disney+ special “Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions).”
“When I write a song, I try to be really descriptive in my lyrics and paint a picture of the moment in time that the song came from,” Cyrus said during the special.
As with all songs on the new album, Cyrus is listed as a writer on “Muddy Waters.” She compared songwriting to “an honest, intimate conversation” with friends.
“If you’re a friend of mine and you’re around me and you listen to this album, it sounds like a conversation with me,” he said on the Disney+ special. “There’s a subtle nuance, there’s honesty and truth and there’s some wisdom and some humor, and there’s some heaviness and depth.”