In an interview anchored by John Norris and published online on the Billboard website for the May 13 edition of the magazine, Miley Cyrus, 24, talked about her upcoming album, Malibu, her fiancé Liam Hemsworth, staying sober, politics and her evolving personality.
1. She has quit smoking weed for the past three weeks.
“I like to surround myself with people that make me want to get better, more evolved, open. And I was noticing, it’s not the people that are stoned. I want to be super clear and sharp, because I know exactly where I want to be.”
2. Cyrus is an animal lover.
She shares her home with seven dogs, two pigs, two miniature horses and one Australian and fiancé Liam Hemsworth, the actor with whom Cyrus reunited last year after a 2013 breakup. She loves walking her dog, grocery shopping and talking normally to people who she encourages to see her as a normal person.
“Don’t treat me different, ’cause I’m not that way”
3. She likes to know the opposition viewpoint.
“I like talking to people that don’t agree with me, but I don’t think I can do that in an aggressive way,”
4. She wrote her upcoming new album “Malibu”, while on an Uber ride and hopes to reach out to people who differs with her political views.
“This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don’t give a f--k, but right now is not a time to not give a f--k about people,” she says. “I’m giving the world a hug and saying, ‘Hey, look. We’re good — I love you.’ And I hope you can say you love me back.”
5. She’s grown past the hip pop sex symbol and is now is focused on building relationship with people.
“My record is political”, she said. “I want to talk to people in a compassionate, understanding way — which people aren’t doing.”
6. Miley has got a tattoo of Johnny Cash’s autograph that says, “I’m in your corner.”
She got the autograph as a kid and is also god daughter to country singer Dolly Parton
7. She was shocked by people’s reaction to her antics at the 2013 MTV Music Video Awards.
“I was shocked that people gave a f--k about the twerking, the teddy bear. It’s a totally different time, and I don’t think that would freak people out anymore.”
8. She’s pansexual and can be whatever sex she wants to be.
“I’m a little bit boyish. But I can also be super femme and dress as a bunny rabbit. Who I’m with has nothing to do with sex — I’m super open, pansexual, that’s just me.”
9. She’s not attracted to overly masculine personality.
“I think about being a girl all the time. I’m always like, “It’s weird that I’m a girl, because I just don’t feel like a girl, and I don’t feel like a boy. I just feel like nothing.” So, when someone’s too masculine, that really grosses me out.”
10. She is concerned about the emphasis young people place on the need to fit in.
“Girls really make me sad a lot of the time too, especially right now. I think fashion has taken us a little bit downhill. I can only speak for the years that I’ve been alive, but I don’t know if it has ever been so important to “fit in.”
11. She really does care about making a difference, hence her #HopefulHippies initiative a Happy Hippie youth-activism nonprofit that encourages people to “turn emotion into action.”
“I have to ask myself, ‘How am I going to create real change?’” she says, “and not just f-----g preach to the choir anymore.”
12. She so much loves the person she has evolved into.
“I like the way I think right now. But don’t Trump supporters like the way they think? So I’ve also got to be open with the way I approach people with my opinions. That’s the only way to make real change. And it’s not because I want to sell records! I know now the ways that don’t work.”