Miley Cyrus left no stone unturned in her latest Rolling Stone cover story. In between getting tattoos on her feet and jumping out of a plane, Cyrus got candid, spilling on her famous friendships, her image, her Video Music Awards performance. But guess what? She wasn’t finished.
On Friday (September 27) Rolling Stone released outtakes from their interview, so MTV News is rounding up six more new things we learned about the “Wrecking Ball” singer.
Miley is also the star of MTV’s October 2 documentary, “Miley: the Movement.”
Bangerz Is Setting A New Standard
Smilers only have less than two weeks to go until they hear Bangerz, but Cyrus promises it will be worth the wait. She admits that she listened to it “20,000 times to make sure it’s perfect,” trying to “set a new standard for pop music.”
“There are albums that people still are listening to, like Michael Jackson’s Bad, because it’s so f—ing dope. I want people to listen to my album like that,” Cyrus said. “There’s a line Ludacris says on my album that goes, ‘If I die before my time, at least I’ll still be living through my music.’ That’s something I’ve said over and over again.”
Miley’s VMA Performance: ‘Creepily Hot’
Miley revealed she had a specific goal in mind with her 2013 Video Music Awards performance: to shock viewers. Mission accomplished. Cyrus twerked, grinded and had everyone looking at foam fingers in a whole new light. But since she found it so amusing, she doesn’t understand the backlash over the performance.
“When I’m dressed in that teddy bear thing, I think that’s funny. I was saying yesterday, I had this obsession about this character that’s like an adult baby. Like if you see a baby do something like that it’s so warped and weird, but there’s something creepily hot about it,” Cyrus said. “So when I’m in that teddy bear suit, I’m like a creepy, sexy baby. But I forget that it’s, like, people in Kansas watching the show. That people that sit their kid in front of the TV and are like, ‘Oh, an awards show! Let’s watch.'”
‘Put Your Tongue Out!’
The mystery has now been solved as to why Cyrus is always sticking her tongue out, turns out she doesn’t like her smile. Revealing in the magazine that she hates smiling in pictures because “it looks so cheesy,” Cyrus decided that sticking her tongue out is just easier.
“Taking pictures is so embarrassing. But there’s also something about it that I think is cool,” Cyrus said. “Every other girl is so serious — like this is my moment on the red carpet, I’m in my ball gown, looking pretty. There’s something empowering about what I’m doing right now. Especially having ‘short hair don’t care.’ I think it’s empowering for girls. Because there’s not one thing that defines what beauty is.”
Don’t Put Your Tongue Out
During the shooting of Miley’s video for “Wrecking Ball,” the singer gets up close and personal with a sledgehammer. But it turns out the sledgehammer, which she said was “heavy as sh–,” was supposed to be un-lickable, since it was just painted.
Cyrus soldiered on and came out with a clip, which she describes as a the most modern version of Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” that she hopes will be remembered for quite some time.
Miley Is ‘Breaking Bad’
Sundays, or “Sunday Funday” as Miley likes to call it, are her days to “chill out a little bit.” Cyrus admits she tries not to work in order to spend time in her pool, with her dogs and to catch up on all the hottest TV shows, including “Workaholics,” “American Horror Story” and “Breaking Bad,” even though she’s having a hard time getting past one detail of the show.
“‘Breaking Bad’ I just got into, but I haven’t been able to keep up with it as much,” Cyrus said. “There’s just a lot of him coughing. I’m in the first season, and the coughing is driving me crazy. Like, we get it. You’re dying. Do you really need a whole two-minute scene of another cough attack? It’s too much. In every bad situation, how does he get out? He just starts coughing.”
Miley’s Role Model
Dolly Parton may be one of the biggest stars to ever come out of country music, but she also happens to be Cyrus’ godmother and biggest role model.
“I watch people like Dolly [Parton]. Dolly knows what she is. She’s smart. She’s not just a blonde with big t—ies — she is a genius under there,” Cyrus said. “She literally came from nothing, and now you go anywhere in the world, and they know Dolly Parton. It’s like, don’t let people’s judgment define who you are. Don’t read the comments and get nervous. Know who you are.”