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5 Things We Learned From Miley's Paper Interview

5 Things We Learned From Miley's Paper Interview

Miley Cyrus Paper interview

The singer on her pansexual relationships, homeless LGBT youth, and coming out to her mom as a teen.

Photography by Paola Kudacki for Paper

Adorned in nothing but body paint and vagina jewelry, Miley Cyrus's photoshoot with Paper was about as colorful and revealing as her interview. From her love of animals to her hatred of clothing, here are the highlights:

On her creative process

"They're like, 'Don't make it too weird, don't make it avant-garde; you can't go from Miley to Bjork!' I don't have to have writers, I don't have to have fuckin' producers in there. Mike Will [a music producer] will text me a beat, and I'll go in my studio and work on it by myself."

On sending Jesse Helt, a homeless youth, to accept her VMA for "Wrecking Ball"

"I felt like I was witnessing a modern-day 'I Have a Dream,' and it had nothing to do with me."

On her fight against homelessness

"I can't drive by in my fucking Porsche and not fucking do something. I see it all day: People in their Bentleys and their Rolls and their Ubers, driving past these vets who have fought for our country, or these young women who have been raped. I was doing a show two nights ago, and I was wearing butterfly nipple pasties and butterfly wings. I'm standing there with my tits out, dressed like a butterfly. How the fuck is that fair? How am I so lucky?"

On coming out to her mother at 14

"I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys. And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn't want me to be judged and she didn't want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has."

On her sexuality and gender identification

"I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that's legal, I'm down with. Yo, I'm down with any adult -- anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl."

Read the full interview at

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

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