Flaming Lips member Wayne Coyne’s 60th birthday was on Wednesday, January 13, and Miley Cyrus celebrated it by posting a series of photos to her Instagram Stories. (The two are friends!) Most of the moments she shared were sweet, like one of their first times performing together, plus pics of them hugging. But one image stood out from the rest. The last slide on Cyrus’s IG Story birthday tribute is of herself and Coyne standing on Hollywood Boulevard after a “rager.” “I climbed the Roosevelt sign naked,” she wrote under the pic.
Cyrus is referring to the Hotel Roosevelt sign that sits atop the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. The hotel is named after President Theodore Roosevelt, and since its opening in 1927 has been an A-list hotspot, welcoming legends ranging from Marilyn Monroe to Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Cyrus, obviously.
To quote a famous Cyrus song, she’s just being Miley, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The 28-year-old has blessed us with so many iconic moments, from famously swinging naked on a wrecking ball to her latest album, Plastic Hearts. Add this Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel stunt to the list.
Wayne Coyne spoke about his friendship with Miley Cyrus during a 2017 interview with The Guardian. Apparently, she first reached out to him by tweeting a happy birthday message in 2014.
“I tweeted her back my phone number and said, ‘Text me,’” he said in the interview. “Since then, we’ve texted each other every day. I’ll say, ‘What are you doing?’ and she’ll send me pictures of herself peeing. Sometimes it’s 1,000 times a day, sometimes it’s a couple of times a day, but we’re in each other’s lives.”
Cyrus is now sober. In a November 2020 interview with New Music Daily (per People), she said she “fell off” during quarantine, but “now [I] am back on sobriety, two weeks sober, and I feel like I really accepted that time.”
She says her decision to be sober isn’t about addiction but about wanting to be “100%, 100% of the time.” “I think everyone has to do what is best for them,” she also said on New Music Daily. “I don’t have a problem with drinking. I have a problem with the decisions I make once I go past that level of…I’ve just been wanting to wake up 100%, 100% of the time.”