Miley Cyrus covers Billboard Magazine in a swimsuit because those don’t require pants nor a bra and she hates both. This is another interview promoting the album that’s obviously about her heavy partying and drug use except for when it isn’t. Inside the issue, the 20-year-old talks about how she could have been the White Nicki Minaj if she wanted to be. But she… didn’t want to be. I guess.
- On her style on this record: ‘A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj,’ Cyrus says. ‘That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.’
- On her artistic vision: ’I can’t really be told what to do right now. I’m too young to go in and make someone else’s vision come to life. I want to go make my visions.’
- On the work ethic that got her here: ‘I never stop working, ever — I put my track list together this morning. I want my record to be the biggest record in the world, and I’ve given everything to get here, even down to friends and family and relationships — I’ve just put this music first… That’s been kind of a trip: It’s not like I’m losing who I am — I actually found out more about who I am by making this music. I’m going on a journey, and that’s more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say. And I’m still going to change so much. Because I’m not the same person I was six months ago — I’m not even the same person I was two weeks ago.’
- On the albums controversial themes: ‘I’m 20 years old and I want to talk to the people that are up all night with their friends. It’s based on a true story of a crazy night I had: When I heard the song for the first time, it captured exactly what I was living. I didn’t make this song for the critics, but for the people living it.’