Given the recent debate over songs such as “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for lyrics that some see as demeaning to women, Cyrus turned the 1953 hit “Santa Baby” into a feminist anthem. The singer performed the song Thursday night alongside Mark Ronson and Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.”
Cyrus skipped the usual lyrics, “Santa baby/slip a sable under the tree for me/Been an awful good girl/Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight/Santa baby, a ’54 convertible too convertible too, light blue.”
And she replaced those with “Santa, baby/ I don’t need any fancy jewelry, not me/I’ve got something else in mind Santa baby,/And I don’t need your presents tonight.”
But that’s not all.
Cyrus also sang, “Santa baby, I’d love to know my a** won’t get grabbed/At work/By some ignorant jerk/Tell the dirtbags, to put away their chimneys tonight.”