Miley Cyrus is a non-racist feminist who is not a sex freak and doesn't sit around doing drugs all day.
So the controversial singer said in a wide-ranging interview wit The New York Times this week.
Among the many topics touched on by Miley, the young artist took it to Joe Jonas, who told a magazine this month that Cyrus and Demi Lovato pressured him to smoke weed for the first time.
"If you want to smoke weed, you're going to smoke weed," Miley said in response. "There's nothing that two little girls are going to get you to do that you don't want to do. I thought maybe he was saying that like it was going to make him look badass."
From there, Cyrus defended her overall reputation in 2013, shooting down talk that she's a perpetual ecstasy-popper and saying she needed to break free from Disney in order to finally "do my own thing."
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On charges that her VMA performance was racist: “It’s actually really funny how many people could watch my performance, and they think it was, like, sexist and degrading to women, and somehow people found that it was racist, which I couldn’t even wrap my mind around.”
On proclaiming to be a feminist: “People got a rise out of me saying that I was a feminist, but I am. I’m telling women be whoever you want to be.”
On the backlash to her evolution: “I went from people just thinking I was, like, a baby to people thinking I’m this, like, sex freak that really just pops molly and does lines all day.”
On who her real self versus her stage persona: “It’s like, ‘Has anyone ever heard of rock ’n’ roll?’ There’s a sex scene in pretty much every single movie, and they go, ‘Well, that’s a character.’ Well, that’s a character. I don’t really dress as a teddy bear and, like, twerk on Robin Thicke, you know?”
On breaking free from Disney: "Things came out that happened - like, you know, bong videos - when I was on Disney. But I never wanted to do that to Disney. When I was no longer employed by anyone, that’s when I was like, ‘O.K., I’m going to do my own thing.’”
On being a role model: “I’ve got a little sister. I don’t want her to smoke weed, and it’s not because I think weed is bad, but [she'll make the choice when she's old enough].”
On remaining true to herself: “I don’t know how to not talk the way I talk. I would rather have everything I do be 100 percent honest. I just want to be who I am.”