Miley Cyrus sat down for an interview with Elle Magazine to address her split with Liam Hemsworth, admitting she felt anxious to not have a boyfriend.
Cyrus said she felt “she would die” if she didn’t have a man in her life.
The 21-year-old singer actually kept her clothes on in the accompanying photo shoot.
Miley is shown on Elle’s cover in a sparkly Marc Jacobs jumpsuit, with photos inside the magazine of her in a black leather dress.
Cyrus was interviewed by Tavi Gevinson, the 17-year-old founder of Rookie Magazine, who asked her all the tough questions.
She said, “When I went through a really intense breakup — you know, I was engaged, and when I was with [Liam] or when I was on Disney, the thing that gave me the most anxiety was not knowing what to do with myself when Disney wasn’t there to carry me anymore or if I didn’t have him.”
Miley said she feels much stronger these days, adding, “Now I’m free of both of those things, and I’m fine”.
The controversial singer said, “Like, I lay in bed at night by myself and I’m totally okay. That’s so much stronger than the person three years ago, who would have thought they would have died if they didn’t have a boyfriend.”
Tavi then asked Miley if she considers herself a feminist, with her replying that it’s “just about equality, period.”
She explained, “It’s not like, I’m a woman, women should be in charge! I just want there to be equality for everybody.”
She continued, “I still don’t think we’re there 100 percent. I mean, guy rappers grab their crotch all f***ing day and have hos around them, but no one talks about it,’ she said. ‘But if I grab my crotch and I have hot model b****es around me, I’m degrading women? I’m a woman — I should be able to have girls around me! But I’m part of the evolution of that. I hope.”
Miley Cyrus also touched on her reasons for her raunchy antics and skimpy outfits, saying it’s a message to her fans that it’s okay to be themselves.
The singer stated, “I have guys and girls that come out, and they’re like, ‘The only reason I’m able to admit that I’m gay is because you’ve made me feel like that’s okay.’ That is so intense because that is a part of this generation — it wasn’t always accepted — and I feel like I am a big part of that change.”
Cyrus hopes she can help her fans get through difficult emotional times in their lives.
She explains, “They know that I’ve struggled with depression, and that helped them get over theirs. That gives me a big purpose — a reason to wake up in the morning that’s bigger than to put on my fu*king feathers and my little outfits.”
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