Another day, another explosive Miley Cyrus interview.
After talking with Ellen about Liam Hemsworth and telling Jimmy Fallon she's very talented, the 20-year old opened up in depth this week to Hunger TV - and laid into the Powers That Be in the music industry.
"With magazines, with movies, it’s always weird when things are targeted for young people yet they’re driven by people that are like 40 years too old," Miley said. "It can’t be like this 70 year old Jewish man that doesn’t leave his desk all day, telling me what the clubs want to hear.
"I’m going out, I know what they want to hear. I know when you’re in a club, what makes everyone go crazy... I know when people walk off the dance floor and I know what’s driving it, so I’ve got to be the one doing it because they’re just not in on what 20-year olds are doing."
Elsewhere, Cyrus touched on working with Britney Spears, posing for Terry Richardson and more. Scroll down for excerpts...
On Britney: She’s awesome. I think she represented a time when people had a different connection with their fans, not just about Twitter and all this but there was something about going and buying a record and every Britney record I’ve gone out and I’ve bought because there’s something about holding that album and you’re excited to see what’s inside... She’s like an icon."
On Bangerz: I feel like a lot of it now is mostly visual. People are so obsessed with what I’m doing visually and I think it will be good for people to hear more than just ‘Can’t Stop’ or ‘Wrecking Ball’ so they can get the whole vision of what I’m doing.
On the Wrecking Ball video: I came to Terry and I had said I wanted to create something kind of like Sinead O’Connor’s ‘Nothing Compares To You.’ I said a lot of people tried to recreate it, a lot of people have tried to get that emotion in but there’s something about the way he did it. It had to be a different look it, it had to be real.
On shocking people with the video: Well, it couldn’t be the same kind of shock as ‘Can’t Stop’ it had to be like, “Woah I didn’t expect Terry Richardson and I didn’t expect all this.” It has to be the full package because you can talk about the sexuality all you want but you also have to reference back that it’s Terry. You have to respect the fact that it’s art, you have to respect the fact that when you watch the video it makes you feel something and gets you choked up at some points.
Does she have a message for the world? Buy my f-cking album…now.