Miley Cyrus Says She’s Still ‘Figuring Out’ Who She Is

'My job isn't to tell your kids how to act, because I'm still figuring that out for myself,' star tells Harper's Bazaar.

[artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus[/artist] doesn’t know why everyone has to make a big deal about every little step or misstep she takes. Whether she’s onstage dancing or in a photo shoot wearing nothing more than a sheet, she’s had tongues wagging. But she wishes people would relax about it.

“People like controversy because that’s what sells,” she says in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar, where she discusses her controversial performance at the Teen Choice Awards last summer and her equally controversial Vanity Fair photo shoot. “It doesn’t make any sense to us because [my family] doesn’t look for negativity. … No one wants to look at something like that and see the positive because it doesn’t sell a magazine.”

As for her decision to leave Twitter , which rocked the world last year and had other celebrities following suit, she doesn’t think the move was that big of a deal. “Everything is so dramatic in the world,” she said. “My job is to be a role model, and that’s what I want to do, but my job isn’t to be a parent. My job isn’t to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I’m still figuring that out for myself. So to take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not. That’s just life.”

Miley will next be seen in the April release of her more adult-themed flick “The Last Song,” which she says is indicative of the direction she wants to take her career. “People will be really surprised when they see it. It’s pretty deep,” she said. “I want to do edgier movies — movies where you walk away feeling fulfilled.”

She added that while filming the movie in Georgia she relished being away from the eyes of Hollywood and having the freedom to be a normal person. “I went out every night with my friends. I did karaoke. I danced,” she said of her time there last year. “All this stuff would have been such a big deal in Los Angeles. … It’s so much easier to know who you are when there aren’t a thousand people telling you who they think you are.”

In addition to “The Last Song,” Miley will begin work on what could be the final season of “Hannah Montana.” (MTV News reached out to Disney to confirm that season four will be the last and hadn’t heard back by press time.) She says she is currently working on a new album as well, her last in the pop genre before pursuing other musical interests.

“I’m doing a record now that’s another pop record, and then I want to come out with an album that’s really who I am,” she said. “I don’t know exactly who that is yet.”