With only a few days until the release her highly anticipated album Bangerz, Miley Cyrus scores a feature in the latest issue of Hunger magazine.
During her Q&A session with the publication, the 20-year-old singer dished about her personal and career life being in the constant spotlight and shares what she plans to do for her upcoming 21st birthday.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Cyrus” interview below. For more, be sure to visit Hunger!
On entertaining her fans:
“With magazines, with movies, it”s always weird when things are targeted to young people yet they”re driven by people that are like 40 years too old. It can”t be like this 70-year-old Jewish man that doesn”t leave his desk all day, tell me what the clubs want to hear. I”m going out, I know what they want to hear. I know when you”re in a club, what makes everyone go crazy and when the time is where everyone”s like “alright I”m going go get a drink.” I know when people walk off the dance floor and I know what”s driving it so I”ve got to be the one doing it because they”re just not in on what 20-year-olds are doing.”
On juggling with personal vs career schedules:
“I had two years where I really just hid out in the studio and I didn”t really work, I didn”t really do anything. i pretty much sat around with my friends and didn”t do s***, so now it just feels like that”s what it needs to be. I”m either a zero or a million, there”s really no in between, I”m so hot or cold. So either I have to have everything about my music and have nothing else matter or it has to be everything else matters and career doesn”t matter at all. I kind of have to choose what my time is and that”s why I think it”s good when you can shutoff, it”s too much to balance real life and this. Right now it has to be go time. You don”t pause when a rocket shit is taking off, you don”t say, “hold on I gotta go smoke with my friends” you know you”ve got to just go, it”s your time. And so, I just make sure I keep reminding myself, this is my time. Once the music is out it”s going to feel more inspiring because I”m going to get to perform more, where I get the people singing the songs back. Right now it”s trying to describe it and I don”t really know how.”
On being the most famous woman in the world:
“It feels pretty sick. Only because like I said I have been gone for a few years, where I wasn”t doing anything and I wasn”t working. So now it feels like all that work in the studio did pay off. And I had so many times where I had to tell people like, “Yo, just trust me, I”m telling you with this Can”t Stop video this is going make people watch” or with “Wrecking ball” saying, “this is going to make people go crazy.” And once I did “Can”t Stop” that”s when people really started trusting me. At first on paper that video sounded insane, no one understood it and I”m just like, “let me film it and then if it doesn”t work out you never have to trust me again but if it works you have to let me drive this ship, you know I”m on to something.” And then they called me and they”re like, “yo, you”re onto something.””
On being criticized for being a bad role model:
“It”s like a sales person really, you know you”re like “this s*** does not get rid of your wrinkles but if I sell it well enough you know, they”re gonna buy into it.” and it”s like the exact same thing for me. At the end of the day I want people to buy my records, it isn”t about thinking just about this two minute performance on VMAs or this music video. I want people to want to hear my records and the more that they”re wondering what the hell is she doing, the more they”re going to want to listen to my record.”
On celebrating her 21st birthday:
“Hopefully get away; I”ve got to go somewhere nice. I never get a vacation so I”m going to try and schedule in a vacation of some sorts. I might hibernate for my 21st birthday, that”ll give people a shock!”