Miley Cyrus Covers ‘Rolling Stone,’ Talks Kanye, Justin Bieber & Twerking Badly

Sam Lansky | September 24, 2013 11:29 am

The Miley Cyrus BANGERZ promotional train just won’t stop (perhaps, in fact, it can’t stop), and Cyrus’ latest megawatt booking is the cover of Rolling Stone], which sees her stripping down on the cover and continuing to do some stuff with her tongue. (Did you know? She has one, and it’s in her face.) But the interview is one of those rare profiles that’s just nonstop good fun, packed with so many weird Miley moments and quotes that it’s probably best consumed in its entirety.

Barring that, though, here’s Miley on a litany of very important subjects.

Miley Cyrus is smart enough to know when to shut down the self-stalking. “”I think,” says Miley, “it’s an important time not to Google myself.” In fairness, the past few years have probably been a good time for that, too. 

Miley Cyrus does not believe her VMAs performance deserved all that controversy. “Honestly, that was our MTV version,” she says. “We could have even gone further, but we didn’t. I thought that’s what the VMAs were all about! It’s not the Grammys or the Oscars. You’re not supposed to show up in a gown, Vanna White-style” – a little dig at Taylor Swift. “It’s supposed to be fun!” I sincerely hope this means Miley Cyrus watches Wheel of Fortune.

Miley Cyrus has something to say about sexism. “”No one is talking about the man behind the ass. It was a lot of ‘Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,’ but never, ‘Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.’ They’re only talking about the one that bent over. So obviously there’s a double standard.” This is totally right. Well done, Miley.

Miley Cyrus’ sensibilities are too European for this Puritanical bullshit: “America is just so weird in what they think is right and wrong,” she continues. “Like, I was watching Breaking Bad the other day, and they were cooking meth. I could literally cook meth because of that show. It’s a how-to. And then they bleeped out the word ‘fuck.’ And I’m like, really? They killed a guy, and disintegrated his body in acid, but you’re not allowed to say ‘fuck’? It’s like when they bleeped ‘molly’ at the VMAs. Look what I’m doing up here right now, and you’re going to bleep out ‘molly’? Whatever.” This is slightly less convincing (equating a highly paid public figure with a lot of young fans glamorizing drug use in a song vs. a fictional show about the darkest recesses of the American Southwest methamphetamine industry is faulty), but sure, okay, fine.

Miley Cyrus counts Kanye West as a fan: “He came in and goes, ‘There are not a lot of artists I believe in more than you right now,'” she recalls. “The whole room went quiet. I was like, ‘Yo – can you say that again?!'” She laughs. “I just kept repeating that over and over in my mind, and it made me not nervous.”Given how Kanye’s egocentrism is his Achilles’ heel, this is a slightly less auspicious endorsement.

Miley Cyrus really didn’t mean to turn you on: “I wasn’t trying to be sexy,” she says. “If I was trying to be sexy, I could have been sexy. I can dance a lot better than I was dancing.” Good. She wasn’t.

Miley Cyrus worries about Justin Bieber: “He’s trying really hard,” she adds. “People don’t take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play guitar, he really can sing. I just don’t want to see him fuck that up, to where people think he’s Vanilla Ice. I tell him that. Like, ‘You don’t want to become a joke. When you go out, don’t start shit. Don’t come in shirtless.’ But the thing is,” she says with a laugh, “I think boys are, like, seven years behind. So in his head, he’s really, like, 12.” Proving once and for all that Miley Cyrus is way more perceptive than people think.

[via Rolling Stone]