"He's more than a producer. I think he's building an empire," Miley told V Man Magazine in an upcoming feature story, which MTV News has exclusively.
Miley played journalist, penning the feature's intro and interviewing Mike Will too. In her intro, Cyrus compares her pal to some of hip-hop's biggest businessmen. "When you look at what 50 Cent did with Vitaminwater or what Dre did with Beats, it all started with music, and Mike knows how to build himself," she wrote.
Together the duo tell the story of how they first started working together. Mike Will describes a coincidental hook-up. "When I was working on ‘We Can’t Stop’, I kept saying, 'Damn, this sh-t is the next ‘Party in the USA’ and f--k, if I keep saying that sh-t, why the f--k don’t I just give that shit to Miley,” he said.
After a chance meeting with one of Miley's label reps, Mike put his plan in motion. "From there your little wild ass heard that sh-t and they put us in the studio and I thought that maybe that was the only song we’d do, but then I played you ‘23’ and you were with that sh-t. So we just knocked it all out, first day,” he continued in his Q&A with Cyrus.
You can read Mike Will Made It and Miley Cyrus' V Man Magazine when it hits newsstands on Mar. 12.