Bill Murray & Miley Cyrus Record Christmas Duet, Are Now BFFs
Written by Tom Williams on 13th July, 2015
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American screen legend Bill Murray has come out in support of Miley Cyrus, defending her against haters, confirming they’ve recorded a Christmas duet together and even signing her name on a fan’s forehead during Comic-Con 2015.
As The Daily Beast reports, Murray took part in an hour-long discussion with 6,000 fans at the annual San Diego event on Thursday, and was momentarily soundtracked by Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water — because why not?
In his chat, Murray defended the talents of Cyrus, who has taped a guest appearance on his upcoming Netflix Christmas special.
“I’m gonna say this officially: Miley Cyrus is good,” Murray told the Comic-Con crowd. “Miley Cyrus is really fuckin’ good. She can really sing.
“I just thought she was a knucklehead crazy girl, the kind of girl you want to go on a road trip with who didn’t have ID or something, but she can really sing. So I don’t want to hear any more bad rapping on Miley Cyrus, okay?”
In an interview with MTV (below), Murray later said that he and Cyrus have recorded a duet of the song Let It Snow for his Christmas special, with Cyrus also having sung and recorded a version of Silent Night.
“People say things — ‘Miley Cyrus, she can’t sing. It’s all done by auto-tune.’ There is no auto-tune,” Murray said. “There is no auto-tune at all… She has real power.”
Murray’s comments come a day after he signed Cyrus’ name in permanent marker onto the forehead of a very trusting fan. Footage of the brilliant encounter can be viewed in all its glory, below.
Returning the love on Facebook, Cyrus has posted a photoshopped image of herself with Murray’s name on her forehead (below) and said, “Bad a$$!!!! Bill fucking Murray.”
Adding to his rock and roll credentials, Murray was actually at Comic-Con to promote his upcoming comedy film Rock The Kasbah, in which he plays a washed-up music manager who discovers a young Afghan woman with an amazing voice, before helping her towards a big break on a television talent show.
“I’m rock and roll,” Murray told the crowd. “That’s what I am.”
Amen to that.
Watch: Bill Murray Signs Man’s Forehead As Miley Cyrus
Watch: Bill Murray Discusses Working With Miley Cyrus (Via MTV)