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.
1. Miley Cyrus W Picture
Miley Cyrus in the new issue of W Magazine. She is looking sexy and nothing like Miley.
2. Miley Cyrus W Magazine Photo
Miley Cyrus looking sultry the new issue of W Magazine. Yes, that is really her. We swear.
3. Miley Cyrus W Photo
Miley Cyrus in the new issue of W Magazine. Yes, that is really her. And she really needs to button up that top!
4. Miley Cyrus Nude W Cover
Miley Cyrus is nude on the cover of W magazine. And apparently eyebrow-less.
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 ...
1. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke Blow Up VMAs
Miley Cyrus joins Robin Thicke for this rendition of "Blurred Lines." There is A LOT of Twerking involved.
2. Miley Cyrus Twerking at VMAs
Miley Cyrus Twerked up a storm at the MTV Video Music Awards. See what we mean in this footage, which includes many stuffed bears.
3. Miley Cyrus Twerks with Dwarfs
Miley Cyrus performs "We Can't Stop" on a German TV show in this video. While surrounded by dwarfs, of course.
4. Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball" (iHeart Radio Festival)
Miley Cyrus takes to the stage in Las Vegas for the iHeart Radio Festival in this video. It's her first live performance of "Wrecking Ball."
5. Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop" (iHeart Radio Festival)
Miley Cyrus Twerks a bit here at the iHeart Radio Festival. It's a clip from her rendition of "We Can't Stop."
6. Mliey Cyrus - "We Can't Stop" (Saturday Night Live)
Mliey Cyrus takes to the Saturday Night Live stage for this performance. It's of "We Can't Stop."
7. Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Bal" (Saturday Night Live)
Miley Cyrus performs "Wrecking Ball" on Saturday Night Live in this video. And she keeps her clothing on!
8. Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop" (Today)
Miley Cyrus can't stop, people. She performs this hit here during an appearance on The Today Show.
9. Miley Cyrus - Summertime Sadness
Miley Cyrus covers "Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey on BBC Radio One.
10. Miley Cyrus EMA Performance, Joint Smoking
Miley Cyrus performs on the European Music Awards in this video. Then, she smokes a joint on stage.
11. Miley Cyrus: Twerking on Santa!
Miley Cyrus Twerks on Santa in this video. The performance is taking place in Los Angeles at the Jingle Ball.
12. Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball" (American Music Awards)
Miley Cyrus performs "Wrecking Ball" here at the American Music Awards. Alongside a lip-synching cat, of course.
13. Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball" (UK X Factor)
Miley Cyrus performs "Wrecking Ball" on UK X Factor in this video. What do you think of her rendition?
14. Miley Cyrus New Year's Eve Performance
Miley Cyrus' New Year's Eve performance from December 31, 2013. She sang #getitright and "Wrecking Ball."
15. Miley Cyrus: Twerking at D.C. Jingle Ball
Miley Cyrus went all out for Jingle Ball in D.C. Check out her holiday-themed outfit here!
16. Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball" (Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball)
Miley Cyrus performs "Wrecking Ball" here in Washington D.C. Check out the performance.
17. Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball" (Z100 Jingle Ball)
Miley Cyrus performs "Wrecking Ball" here at Madison Square Garden. Sit back and enjoy now!