Katy Perry covers the new issue of Marie Claire Australia.
Katy Perry is standing up for her fellow musician, Miley Cyrus. In the new issue of Marie Claire Australia, Perry supports Cyrus’ decision to live her life the way she sees fit.
“I think it’s just for anyone who feels a little bit down in the dumps, like they don’t have any strength. Sometimes I write these anthems because I need that boost too. I wrote [it] when I felt like I was going inward with my problems. Sometimes your biggest bully in life can be yourself – can be the person standing in the way of your success, and sometimes you have to give yourself a boost. That was what ‘Roar’ was about. It is me, as I would imagine, an uptight New York girl who crashed in the jungle, and over the course of the music video she finds her strength and makes friends with the animals she was scared of at first.”
On Miley Cyrus:
“You know what – she’s so young and she’s trying to figure it out, too. She’s just finding her bearing right now – and, God you really don’t know how much pressure and insane scrutiny there is in this world until you’re in their shoes. I think that everyone just deserves in [that] type of position because it’s a really hard level to play at.”
On her album, Prism:
“I started PRISM in November 2012 and I was in a darker place in my life. There was a song called ‘By the Grace of God’.. Which paints a picture about how low I was… Feeling like I wasn’t enough, it wasn’t possible for me to be loved. From a lot of search for help… through a lot of changing how I think about myself… On this record, there’s a song called ‘Love Me’ which is a song about loving yourself first in order to be loved properly.”
Get ready for Christmas with Miley Cyrus.
The “Bangerz” singer covers the December issue of COSMOPOLITAN. Cyrus is once again dishing on her controversial VMAs performance. In addition to that, Cyrus talks about being single for the first time in years.
Check out some highlights from her feature below.
So much has changed since your last Cosmo cover! Is this the most insane year of your life so far? “Everything is so chaotic and crazy right now and it’s so much all at once, but I’m living for it. I’m just having the best time ever and everything’s falling into place like it’s supposed to. Even people who want to hate on me, they can’t even shut down the fact that I’m literally what everyone is talking about. I don’t want to say that I’m on top right now – I feel like I’m kind of an underdog in a cool way. It’s almost punk rock to like me because it’s not the right thing to do. Like, society wants to shut me down.”
People were shocked by your VMA performance – but it was tame compared with the “We Can’t Stop” video. “When people started complaining about the awards show, I was like, ‘Have you never seen the fucking video?’ And what if I hadn’t done that performance? The VMAs would have been bad. They would have been missing something. The show was kind of making fun of how serious the pop industry is.”
How did you feel about the celebrities who dissed your VMAs performance? “I don’t really care. I think everyone would have given anything to be me at that moment, because I was being one hundred percent true to myself…and not many people can say that. At the end of the day, I would say I’m a nice person, and I take pride in the fact that I treat everyone really well, so there’s no reason for anyone to ever come at me because I only want the best for everybody else. I have a song that’s like, ‘Stay in your lane,’ because I’m not going to be you and you’re definitely not going to be me, so don’t throw shade. I don’t ever throw shade at anyone.”
What about the celebs who are on Team Miley? “The support of other artists is important because there are not many people who can relate to what I’m going through right now. Kanye West is one of those people, and even Katy Perry has been so cool. It’s easy for Kanye to support me because we’re in totally separate lanes of competition, but for Katy to say that she appreciates what I’m really doing for the pop industry, that keeps you going. And I mean, who cares what the media buzz is if Kanye West is telling you that you’re the shit?”
This is the first time you’ve been single in years. How are you dealing with that? “I need to treat my music like a relationship – give it my time and all the attention it deserves – and that’s my main love right now. This is the best time of my life. I’m not going to look back on it and be like, ‘I wish I hadn’t been dwelling over a breakup,’ you know? Because that’s not what God wants my life to be about right now. God wants my life to be about being successful and being happy and blessing other people and being blessed.”
Miley Cyrus goes topless on the new cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In an article titled “Confessions of Pop’s Wildest Child,” Cyrus reveals why she doesn’t want to hang out with adults, the backlash following her VMAs performance and her new friendship with Kanye West.
On people with random tattoos:
“People get tattoos of the most fucked-up shit,” Miley says. “Did you know Alec Baldwin has Hannah Montana’s initials tattooed on him? No, wait – Stephen Baldwin. He said he was my biggest fan, and I told him my biggest fans have tattoos. So he got hm tattooed on his shoulder.” She shakes her head. “People do fucked-up shit.”
On her neighbors:
“Diddy’s baby mama lives right there,” Miley says, pointing over the fence behind her pool. And down the street is Steve Carell, who has two preteen kids and doesn’t sound like the biggest Miley fan. “He always gives me the stank-eye because I drive so fast,” Miley says. “The other day I was trying to reverse and I almost hit a thousand things, and I was getting nervous because I could see him going” – she crosses her arms and lets out a big, annoyed sigh. “I’m like, oh, my God, Dan in Real Life is watching me right now!”
He went on to reveal he wants to work with the “Wrecking Ball” singer. He said, “Miley, if you’re listening, holler at your boy!”
Cyrus has already finished working on her Bangerz album, which drops Oct. 8, so Ne-Yo might have to work on some new music with Cyrus for his upcoming album instead.
Ne-Yo told E! he is “in the man cave working on the album as we speak,” only taking a break to do some to some presentations at NYFW.
Miley Cyrus covers the 65th issue of Notion magazine; a British fashion and lifestyle publication.
Although the cover has not been officially revealed, some of Cyrus’ interview has already hit the web. Notion’s Michael Cragg chatted with Miley about public misconceptions, why she hasn’t dropped her surname and why she isn’t the ratchet girl people think she is.
The magazine hinted via their Facebook page that the issue would be available (or maybe the cover would be revealed) on August 29.
On changing her name:
“I was thinking about dropping the Cyrus and just being Miley, but there’s something powerful about the fact that my name now is like a household name.”
On not being the ratchet Caucasian girl people paint her to be:
“People have this misconception of me that I’m just one of these kids on TV and that now I go off and party and I’m just this ratchet white girl, and I’m not,” she tells Notion. “I work really really hard, I’m just in a different environment. I’m young and living and in LA which is everyone’s dream, you know.”