blink-182‘s NINE released in September of 2019, so fans are pretty familiar with the content of their newest studio album by now. But, did you know that there is an unreleased version of “I Really Wish I Hated You” that featured Miley Cyrus‘ vocals?
Mark Hoppus has been on a livestream extravaganza as of late. The blink-182 bassist and co-vocalist has entertained the masses by playing Animal Crossing and blink-182 and +44 tracks. He also broke hearts by revealing blink-182 would never play Neighborhoods‘ “Kaleidoscope” live.
But now, it appears the band collaborated with pop superstar Miley Cyrus for a NINE song but it wasn’t ever released.
The news broke recently when a snippet of “I Really Wish I Hated You” featuring Miley Cyrus leaked. Many fans assumed it was fake with Cyrus’ vocals superimposed over the track. Check it out below.
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This is incredible. Apparently, there is a version of I Really Wish I Hated You with Miley Cyrus of all people sharing vocal duties. This requires further explanation. Some of you might remember that in several interviews blink-182 stated that this song was the hardest one to complete on NINE and went through about five different iterations. It is possible that at a certain point during the recording process Miley Cyrus was involved in some capacity. In fact, this song was produced by Andrew Watt and Ali Tamposi, two household names in the pop scene who are behind some of the top hits you hear on the radio everyday and who have reportedly collaborated with Miley Cyrus on her upcoming album. That being said, it is hard to determine whether blink-182 actually considered having Miley Cyrus as a guest vocalist on a track or this snippet is fake in the sense that Watt and Tamposi initially brought the idea for I Really Wish I Hated You to Miley Cyrus and only later to blink-182 and this is just Miley's demo layered on blink's song. #blink182 #blink182italia
Well, one fan was watching Hoppus’ most recent stream and decided to ask if it was legitimate.
Hoppus looked like a deer in the headlights at first, barely stammering to say “Huh. Did it leak? I will be right back and we’ll talk about this. I don’t know what the story is with…well I know exactly what the story is with the Miley Cyrus version of “I Really Wish I Hated You. But I did not realize that it was in the world. So I am trying to find out answers.”
Later on in the stream he was asked again and confirmed the track exists.
“She sang on a version of “I Really Wish I Hated You and apparently it leaked,” Hoppus said.
You can see the bit cut from the stream below.
Mark confirmed that Miley Cyrus sang on an unreleased version of I Really Wish I Hated You.
— blink-182 Italia (@blink182italia) April 13, 2020
The full track has not been released yet, and probably never will be. It’s a real shame too because it sounds like an absolute banger. Listen to the original version of “I Really Wish I Hated You” below.
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