We rarely, actually, we never talk about Miley Cyrus. But ever since she cut her hair super super short, she’s had this new, sexy, cool swag exuding from her. Remember her performance at December’s VH1 Divas? It was badass, and a far cry from the Hannah Montana character she became extremely popular for. She’s also been in the studio with some cool ass people, including Pharrell, Mac Miller, Mary J. Blige, and Odd Future. What the fuck is she up to? We don’t know. But what we do know is that our new crush is looking incredibly sexy on the cover of March’s Cosmopolitan Magazine. Peep the cover and some of her more striking quotes below:
Cosmo: You collaborate with many unexpected names on this record. Safe to say you have a new sound?
Miley: I wrote this song with Mary J. Blige, and Tyler the Creator heard it and said, “I am obsessed with this song, and I will guest on it if you promise me that you will keep it on the album.” And he killed it! I really didn’t want to make a hip-hop record, and I’m not trying at all to be a Rihanna or a Nicki [Minaj]….That’s not my vibe. When I was growing up, my older brother would sneak me Nelly CDs, my dad had me listening to Dolly [Parton] and Johnny [Cash], and my mom is a complete metal head. So this record is a weird mixture of all that.
Cosmo: Unlike a lot of musicians, you celebrate your competition.
Miley: Katy Perry’s been my friend for fucking five years, and I’m not ever gonna let our work get between that relationship. If Katy sticks with being Katy, and Ke$ha is Ke$ha, and Rihanna is Rihanna, and I’m me, there’s room for everybody. The problem is when people look at Gaga and say, “Oh, that works; I’m going to be like that.”
Cosmo: What are you listening to?
Miley: Frank Ocean’s record is so good. And I like that he came out and admitted he was gay, because that still affects people’s careers. If you don’t think it does, it fucking does, and he did not care. I think it’s going to make him even bigger.
Miley: Yeah! Now he’s going to have much more loyal fans. If you want to know who’s gonna buy your record for the rest of your life, get Brazilians and gays on your side.
Cosmo: Why Brazilians?
Miley: I don’t know! My dad told me that when I was little. And my last tour there, there were 20,000 people in one night. It was insane!