By Scott T. Sterling
Just when you thought Brad Paisley and LL Cool J‘s controversial “Accidental Racist” was the wildest hip-hop/country hybrid imaginable, along comes Billy Ray Cyrus collaborating with Buck 22 (AKA vocal legend Dionne Warwick‘s son, Damon Elliott, a producer who’s worked with countless stars) and stalwart TV newsman Larry King for “Achy Breaky 2,” a rap remake of Cyrus’ 1992 smash, “Achy Breaky Heart.”
The Larry King connection goes back to early January, when he tweeted out the news that Cyrus had just told him about a hip-hop remake of the hit song, which generated a slew of online chatter not exactly supportive of the idea.
The debut of the song’s music video today (Feb. 11) reveals that King has a prominent role in the clip, starring as himself announcing the “startling information” of a UFO seen hovering over the home of Muhammad Ali in eastern Kentucky.
Things get really interesting when the UFO catches Cyrus and Buck 22 on their way to a fishing trip, zapping the pair aboard the interstellar vehicle, where they encounter a bevy of barely-dressed female aliens (who show Billy Ray’s daughter Miley Cyrus a thing or two about twerking) and launch into the song. Watch the clip below, and brace yourself. There’s enough skin and gratuitous booty-shaking for it to be borderline NSFW:
During a recent interview with Radio.com, Cyrus offered up his Tennessee farm to Justin Bieber and his dad to “refocus” in light of Bieber’s recent issues with the law and public perception.
“We should go up to the teepee, all of us have a couple of four-wheelers, build a great big bonfire, watch the hawks and the deer and the turkey, refocus a little bit,” Cyrus said in earnest. “Sometimes getting back to nature can do that. I’m going to offer it up to (Bieber). If he wants to come down to the farm and get away for a little bit, I think it’d be great. I’d meet him there. I’ll build the fire. I’ll gas up the four-wheelers.”