The 20-year-old entertainer opened up to the mag about her controversial VMA performance, her family, and her friendship with Justin Bieber. Check it:
On Kanye West‘s support before the VMAs: “He came in and goes, ‘There are not a lot of artists I believe in more than you right now,’ The whole room went quiet. I was like, ‘Yo – can you say that again?!’ I just kept repeating that over and over in my mind, and it made me not nervous.”
On her mom: “She danced ballet from the time she was three til she was 30, but she was very shy. She could never do this, so she wanted it for me. I get anxiety too, and she didn’t want my anxiety to ever stop me from doing it the way it stopped her.” Her mom often travels with her, but she can still make Miley cringe. “When she’s being embarrassing, she’ll call me ‘sweet girl. When we were getting ready for the VMAs, I was about to put on my teddy-bear costume and she’s like, ‘Sweet girl, do you need to potty before you put your costume on?’ I’m like, ‘Mom! Kanye is standing right here!’”
On whether she hangs with Justin Bieber: “A little bit. But not really. I’m not much older than him, so I never want it to feel like I’m mentoring him. But I do mentor him in a way. Because I’ve been doing this sh-t for a long time, and I already transitioned, and I don’t think he’s quite done it yet. He’s trying really hard. People don’t take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play guitar, he really can sing. I just don’t want to see him f-ck that up, to where people think he’s Vanilla Ice. I tell him that. Like, ‘You don’t want to become a joke. When you go out, don’t start sh-t. Don’t come in shirtless.’ But the thing is, I think boys are, like, seven years behind. So in his head, he’s really, like, 12.”
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