In the wake of Miley Cyrus' abrupt departure from Twitter last week, the "Hannah Montana" star has released both a statement and a rap explaining why she left the micro-blogging Web site. In addition to saying that her rumored boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, had nothing to do with her departure from the site, where she readily wrote about the most mundane activities in her life, she said she now wants to keep her private life private.
In a statement on Mileyworld.com (via Perezhilton.com), Cyrus said that she needs to step away from Twitter so that she can separate her personal and professional lives and distance herself from the "negativity" the Internet makes "so available."
"You all are the closest thing to my heart & it breaks my spirit to hear that some of you feel neglected since I deleted my twitter," she wrote, addressing her fans. "It was a wonderful way to stay connected to you & I really felt like during that time we became very much like friends. Twitter is a beautiful thing if used for the right reason. I love my job so much that it is hard to believe sometimes that it is considered 'working.' But in the end it is still a business and I do need some sort of a 'normal' life as well. I often complain to the ones closest to me that I don't seem to have much of a private life any more and part of that is my fault. How can I whine about my life being [too] public if I am the one telling the world what I am doing? Some things in my life need to [stay] in my life only and not on some gossip site."
She went on to say that "rumors have been started that Liam is the reason that I deleted my twitter. I hope my true fans know how stupid that is. I had mentioned to him that someone made a fake twitter with his name and we both starting chatting about how ridiculous it is." She added, "Liam is a wonderful friend and he did not try to make me delete my page, he just helped me realize how much time I was wasting on that site."
She reassured her fans that she would keep them updated on the most important things in her life through her official Web sites, Mileyworld and MileyCyrus.com. These sentiments were echoed in a rap she posted on her official YouTube page.
Miley rapped, "No, it wasn't because my friend told me to. Y'all know very well what you say I don't do. And the reasons are simple, I started tweeting about pimples. I stopped living for moments and started living for people. I want my private life private. I'm living for me."