Miley Cyrus is featured in Big Sean’s latest video for his song, “Fire” (which debuted Friday night), and the rapper explained why he chose the former Disney darling to star in the clip.
“A special video for a special song,” he Tweeted on Friday night. “I got Miley Cyrus for this video because she’s somebody who’s had a personal evolution as a lot of us have had.”
Adding, “Besides all the personal stories I tell in the song, there are so many other ways people can make it through the fire.”
The rapper said the footage of a scantily-clad Miley – which is spliced between images of a blooming red rose, pink flower and flames in the video – represents the “We Can’t Stop” singer’s growth following a painful breakup.
(Miley does appear to be wearing her engagement ring from Liam Hemsworth in the video.)
“I think Miley did a great job as a metaphor for strong women, being strong person after heartbreak (hence the burning pic that could symbolize her old romance), or maybe even deeper problems but in the end remaining as elegant as a rose,” he wrote.
“It’s a cool visual that has a cool concept and meaning to it,” he continued. “Thanks to Miley Cyrus for being down [and] everybody who helped make it happen!”
Miley later chimed in, thanking fans for their support of the new video.
“Thank y’all so much :) Fire is going crazy. WeCantStop is back at [number] 1,” she wrote.