The queen of unpredictability, Miley Cyrus, has at last broken her months-long media hiatus with a triumphant return interview on Billboard. In the enlightening chat, Cyrus covers everything, including Trump, gender, sexuality, weed, Liam and, of course, the new music. Cyrus has a new single coming out next week, and a new album later this year. Below, we've highlighted our seven top takeaways from Miley's bigreturn:
She hasn't smoked weed in 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."
She talks to regular people at the grocery store.
"I love talking to people, and I approach them in a normal, 'Don't treat me different, 'cause I'm not' way."
She's recorded a new pop-rock love song, called "Malibu," out May 11/
One of the lyrics goes, "I never would've believed you if three years ago you told me I'd be here writing this song."
The new album is personal, folk-inspired, and includes songs for Hillary Clinton and women in the workplace.
"My main concern isn't radio. I truly don't even listen to it."
She shares our mutual discomfort with heterosexual men.
"I always get in trouble for generalizing straight men, 'cause straight men can be my worst nightmare sometimes. And I'm with a straight dude. But he's always like, 'Well, don't call me that!' I ask him sometimes, 'Do you like being a boy?' And he's like, 'I don't really think about it.'"
She doesn't want to tie herself to gender labels.
"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.'"
She's aware of the voice she has and wants to use it for change.
"I started Happy Hippie because I never thought we would see this day where you have the Laverne Coxes of the world get not only trans roles, but female roles. And I realized the voice I had."