Miley Cyrus was one of the many celebs truly wowed by her friend Shawn Mendes’ ab-filled shirtless campaign for Calvin Klein. But while some stars like Jennifer Lopez (and her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez) left thirsty comments on Mendes’s Instagram, Cyrus went one further. She recreated Mendes’s campaign…and brought back a joke Lady Gaga made in 2013 about being a bad influence.
“Don’t leave your children with Miley,” she wrote over an Instagram Story of herself posing topless in Calvin Klein boxers alongside Mendes’s campaign shot. Cyrus put hearts over both her and Mendes’s nipples to keep it within Instagram’s guidelines.
Gaga had that same caption when she shared a photo of herself with Cyrus. “DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN WITH LADY GAGA,” she tweeted in September 2013 with a photo of her and a Disney-era Cyrus. This tweet came in the midst of Cyrus’s wild Bangerz era in 2013, so…
Mendes and Cyrus have spent a lot of time together recently, as the two did a duet at the Grammys. Variety got Cyrus to explain how her and Mendes’s collaborating came about. It all started with an Instagram DM, Cyrus said.
“I actually sent him a DM and said, I don’t know what you’re trying to do next because I’ve actually been in his position in his career too before, where you’re someone who I think is trying to fit into pop music…but you don’t want to be conformist and you want to do your own thing,” Cyrus said. “I love the way that he always kind of plays alternative pop because it’s something that I love to do.”