She shocked many with her questionable lyrics (is it “Molly” or “Miley”? ) and video for “We Can’t Stop,” but Cyrus is just getting started, and on her fourth album, she’s doing things her way.
“You know, there’s definitely been times where I’ve had to fight for what I want on this record,” Cyrus told MTV News on the set of her VMA promo shoot. “But I think everyone now is starting to see that I had a vision, and I’m really excited about it. It’s just gonna be — it’s gonna be crazy. It’s gonna be single after single after single.”
Which is why Cyrus, who is nominated for three MTV Video Music Awards, appropriately titled the album BANGERZ . “If you don’t know why my record is called BANGERZ you’ll know as soon as you hear it. Nothin but #BANGERZ,” Cyrus tweeted shortly after revealing the album title when she reached 13 million followers on Twitter.
And with the roster of A-list artists — including Wiz Khalifa — she has lined up for the album, it may be hard to disagree.
“I have a lot of features on my record,” Cyrus said. “But some of my favorite … I get to work with Future, who’s like my favorite kind of new artist right now, even though he’s not that new now. All his music is everywhere. But he’s just someone that I really, I love working with. I love writing with him. Him and I wrote a bunch of songs on this record together, and he’s featured on one of them. Big Sean and Ludacris and, of course, Pharrell has done a bunch of my records, so I’m really excited about that.”
Cyrus doesn’t seem to be finished adding collaborators yet. On Wednesday, Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” producer Mike Will Made It posted a photo on Instagram alongside the former “Hannah Montana” star and Nicki Minaj with the caption “Beauty and the Beast.”
Now, even though Cyrus is teaming up with a long list of hip-hop collaborators , Pharrell, who produced the upcoming effort, says we shouldn’t expect it to be a hip-hop album.
“It’s just gonna sound like her and her influences, but it’s not that hip-hop heavy,” Pharrell told MTV News. “That’s not what she does, that’s not where she comes from. It’s a part of what she loves, which is a very big difference.”