On Friday, September 13th, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Lana Del Rey dropped the highly anticipated music video for their new collaboration, “Don’t Call Me Angel.” The song will be featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.
One thing’s for sure: The song is a certified bop and includes everything we expected from the pop trio, including Del Rey’s breathy style and Grande’s vocal range. But fans were also quick to point out Cyrus’s lyrics may have not-so-subtly been inspired by her soon-to-be ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth.
The actor’s nickname for Cyrus during the course of their decade-long relationship was, in fact, “angel.”
To be fair, the song’s title and “don’t call me angel” line is an obvious reference to the movie and the fact that all the women are called “Angels.” However, it’s not impossible that the track, which lists Cyrus as a co-writer, was directed at Hemsworth.
On the track, Cyrus sings:
There’s also enough evidence on Instagram to prove he called her angel…all the time.
But the obvious pet name isn’t the only connection fans made to Hemsworth. Some even pointed out how much the man the pop star beats up in the video bears a striking resemblance to the Hunger Games actor.
I really just got to watch Miley Cyrus beat the shit out of Liam Hemsworth huh.....worth every penny pic.twitter.com/a7J4HvlEqT— v. / lvatt rights activist / 👼🏾 (@beentoyear2009) September 13, 2019
Liam: you're a sweet sweet angel— Jacob (@smiler_Jacob) September 13, 2019
*They get divorced*
You can watch the “Don’t Call Me Angel” music video for yourself, below:
Regardless of whether Hemsworth inspired the song, it’s definitely the feminist pop anthem we needed. Charlie’s Angels hit theaters on November 15th.