AceShowbiz - Miley Cyrus officially launches her Happy Hippie Foundation and will record duets for the charity. The former Disney star kicks it off with a Joan Jett collaboration at her backyard. They perform a rendition of "Different" from Jett and the Blackhearts' 2013 album "Unvarnished".
Happy Hippie Presents: "Different" featuring Joan Jett
Officially launching The Happy Hippie Foundation today with #HappyHippiePresents: Backyard Sessions! Watch the full video of Joan Jett and i performing “Different” now and donate to help us raise funds to create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families #HappyHippie All the videos will be released here first so check back soon for more special musical collaborations!The Happy Hippie Foundation is dedicated to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. To learn more about the foundation, click here: http://miley.lk/happyhippie
Posted by Miley Cyrus on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The foundation is dedicated "to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations." Miley says she will collaborate with fellow Disney alum Ariana Grande, Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace, and Melanie Safka in future Backyard Sessions.
Miley also appeared on "Good Morning America" to talk about her charity. "I thought it was really cool in Bruce Jenner's interview when he talks about using the platform. Something like being on a reality show or, you know, me being on a tour, if it gets you in front of that many impressionable people ... And taking the power with social media is the best thing ever. That's why with Happy Hippy we're putting [together] kind of an online support group, so this gives them a place to ask questions and be educated."