Miley Cyrus poses for W Magazine this month, and continues to push the envelope when it comes to her appearance, image and public persona.
In a sense, it's her against the world. "I have a lot of people that I could call and hang out with, but I have very few friends, if that makes any sense," she says.
With few people to trust, and a career that has left her rebelling against her old image, perhaps it explains why Cyrus is so quick to brush off criticism.
She admits that her raunchy image is calculated, but believes she's challenging the Hollywood status quo, and is trying to send the message to girls.
'‘F--k that. You don’t have to wear makeup," she tells W.
"You don’t have to have long blond hair and big titties."
Asked how she feels about critics saying she "accessorizes with black people," or uses little people as "props" in videos and performances, Cyrus retorts:
“I don’t give a s--t. I’m not Disney, where they have, like, an Asian girl, a black girl, and a white girl, to be politically correct, and everyone has bright-colored T-shirts."
"You know, it’s like, I’m not making any kind of statement. Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have.”
As for the young fans who have made her famous, and how they might perceive Miley Cyrus nude in W Magazine (or any other time), she reveals:
"I don't love kids ... I don’t love them because, I mean, I think that I was around too many kids at one point - because I was around a lot of kids.”
One adult she doesn't want to grow up to be like?
"My dad, like, he’s the most trusting human in the world. He trusts everybody, basically, until they f--k him over. And my mom, too, holds no grudges"
"She’ll let someone, like, f--k her over twice, and then she’ll let it go, and then she kind of forgets about it. I used to be like that. Now I just keep it in the back of my mind.”
What do you think of Miley's edgy attitude? Do you agree with any of her points, or is she just trying too hard to act risque and grown up these days?
Share your comments with The Hollywood Gossip and relive some of her more noteworthy antics of the past 12 months by perusing the slideshow below ...