Miley Cyrus is on the cover of Rolling Stone talking about her new rock’n’roll album Plastic Hearts, being a child star, her personal life, and how getting sober helped her reach new creative heights.
Now 28, Cyrus has been in the spotlight for 14 years and gone through several transformations over the years. She’s had her child star phase, country phase, pop phase, and many more, but she’s always been Miley.
When asked about if she feels like she’s still trying to get out of Hannah Montana’s shadow nearly a decade after the show ended, Miley said that she actually embraces that part of her life. She explained Hannah Montana wasn’t so much a character, as much as it was really her own experience. The show itself was about “a normal girl with a fucking wig on” but the concept? "The concept of the show, it's me."
“That’s how Lil Nas X actually knew of my dad," she told Rolling Stone of the kid's show. "He grew up watching Hannah Montana and said, ‘I want to do a song with Robby Ray.’ That’s literally what happened. Being a young queer kid’s idol that could turn out to be a Lil Nas X and create a whole identity for themselves off being inspired from watching me growing up.”
“Or I hear artists like Troye Sivan say he felt more comfortable with his sexuality when I came out with ‘My Heart Beats for Love,’” she continued. “When my peers are having these experiences and accepting themselves because of something that I demonstrated while they were a kid, that’s when I go, ‘Shit, I fucking am Hannah Montana.’”
In another recent interview, with Howard Stern, Miley talked about her love life during quarantine and how it’s had to evolve.
“I do a lot of FaceTime sex – it’s the safest sex,” she revealed to Howard. Given then ongoing viral pandemic ... she's right. “I am definitely not going to be doing anything that’s irresponsible for myself or for other people … it’s just ridiculous for anybody that won’t take the right precautions to keep each other safe. It’s fucked up.”
Stern then asked if he could set her with anyone, and asked if the person's gender played a role in her decision. “I love people, I love who I love, I’ve had relationships with all genders and I’m down,” she answered. “Right now I’m kind of in the mood for some D, but I’m down for whatever, honestly.”
Hey, Miley, my DMs are always open.