Miley Cyrus has become everybody's favorite punching bag lately, with fans and celebrities alike weighing in on her scandalous performance on the MTV Video Music Awards.  But her manager says we shouldn't be so quick to diss the star, because she has a lot more to offer than just sticking her tongue out and twerking.

Speaking to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Larry Rudloph, who also manages Britney Spears, says, "Don’t judge her on her first chapter.  These pop culture moments happen.  There are multiple chapters.  These big moments happen: Madonna in the wedding dress, humping the floor; Britney and Madonna kissing."

Rudolph continued, "A portion of the population does not know what to make of it.  It’s like peeling an onion.  They’ve only seen the first layer."  In fact, he insists, "She’s not a one-trick pony.  She’s a multifaceted artist.  This girl is a such a winner, I can’t even tell you.  She’s so smart and so creative."

Presumably, we'll be able to get a more complete picture of Miley the artist when her new album, Bangerz, arrives in October, she hosts Saturday Night Live a few days later, and then launches a major U.S. tour in 2014.