Miley Cyrus was very reflective in her cover story for the latest edition of Harper’s Bazaar. The singer looked back on her twerking days and admitted that what started out as her way of rebelling against the system soon turned into her being too sexualized.
“It became something that was expected of me. I didn’t want to show up to photo shoots and be the girl who would get my tits out and stick out my tongue,” Miley said about her racy photoshoots. “In the beginning, it was kind of like saying, ‘Fuck you. Girls should be able to have this freedom or whatever.’ But it got to a point where I did feel sexualized.”
With her twerking days behind her, Miley admits that she thought about how her risqué persona would affect the way young girls viewed her. “How can I fucking be the role model I’m supposed to be?” she questioned, but soon after realized that she’s still a role model when her boobs are out. “I think I show people that they can be themselves.”
“I also think something that has been important for me, in this next little, like, transition phase of my career is that I don’t give a fuck about being cool. I just want to be myself.”
Read Miley’s full interview here and see her Harper’s Bazaar cover below.
(Photo credits: Miley Cyrus and Harper’s Bazaar Instagram account)