The 2017 Teen Choice Awards has only just begun and there's already drama. Miley Cyrus was set to make her first appearance at the show since 2013 to collect the top honor, the Ultimate Choice Award, and now she's just...not. Yes, you read that correctly. Miley legit did not show up at the show and Twitter is freaking out over it. Not only are fans very upset that she didn't make it on stage but they're also confused as to why Jake Paul was her replacement. If you feel like you're world is spinning, you're not alone. Victoria Justice was on stage to break the news to us saying, "Unfortunately, last minute, Miley Cyrus couldn't make it. But you know who's here? Jake Paul over at Teen Fest," and yes, the show then cut to the YouTube personality after abruptly announcing Miley was no where on the scene.
Where could she have possibly been? Obviously, everyone is concerned because this is so unlike the "Malibu" singer. When she commits to something, she commits to it. There haven't been signs of anything unusual happening in her life on social media so we're all just really baffled. Miley, what is freaking happening?
Our girl has given us some type of answer. She shared a message on Instagram and explained, "To my dearest fans & all of those watching @teenchoicefox ! I want to say thank you from the very bottom of my heart for presenting me with #TheUltimateChoiceAward ! I am beyond bummed I couldn't make it to the show as I had every intention of being there to accept and celebrate this honor! I created an unrealistic schedule for myself which leads me to this announcement! I've been tryin to keep the secret but I can't hide it any longer! My new single / music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday , Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you! I hope to always make people smile and shine light thru my work! I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I'm thankful everyday for those who listen! I am sending so much love and peace into the world right now because THATS what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE! ❤️💙💚💛💜❤️💙💚💛💜"
Yasss. So, new music coming our way but fans have still voiced their opinions about their absence and to be honest, they aren't wrong.
One fan said, "unfortunately, miley cyrus couldn't make it... but here's jake paul!" what a disappointing combination of words #teenchoice."
"unfortunately, miley cyrus couldn't make it... but here's jake paul!" what a disappointing combination of words #teenchoice— allison crist (@allisonMcrist) August 14, 2017
Another fan could not hold back and said, "BRUH THE TEEN CHOICE AWARDS JUST SAID MILEY CYRUS COULDNT MAKE IT SO HERES JAKE PAUL PUT ME IN MY GRAVE."
BRUH THE TEEN CHOICE AWARDS JUST SAID MILEY CYRUS COULDNT MAKE IT SO HERES JAKE PAUL PUT ME IN MY GRAVE— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) August 14, 2017
Our fingers are crossed that Miley makes a statement sooner rather than later. It really must've been a down to the wire decision the singer made, since the official TCAs account made it seem like she was actually there already.
Nothing against Jake, but we would have definitely loved to see this Hannah Montana alum on stage. She has completely gone through a transformation recently and this moment for sure would've been iconic.
This post has been updated.