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Katy Perry Talks “Roar” and Miley Cyrus with ‘Marie Claire Australia’

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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.

On “Roar”:
“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.”

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Lil Kim “Looks Like Money” [MUSIC VIDEO]

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“Looks Like Money” is Lil Kim‘s first single unaccompanied in four years. The song was available for digital download in July 2013.

The video is not up to the standards of what Lil Kim fans are used to. In fact, some fans think that the song title does not match-up with the quality of the video.

Check out the video below and see for yourself.

Miley Cyrus for COSMOPOLITAN Magazine [Dec. ’13]

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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 Covers FASHION Magazine [Nov.]

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Miley Cyrus must be doing something right, because she’s on the cover of yet another magazine.

The “Wrecking Ball” singer covers the November issue of FASHION magazine.

Cyrus dishes on her VMAs performance, her critics, taking advice from Pharrell Williams and much more.

Check out some snippets from her interview below.

On her discerning taste in fashion:

“I can go through so many clothes say ‘no, that’s not me’ right away. I’m so adamant and controlling and OCD about my work that I can scare some people—especially when it comes to clothes. I have a very specific style of my own and I think it is better to be stylish than trendy. I find vintage Celine or Chanel and mix it with athletic or vintage pieces makes a look modern and fresh. Vintage makes everything look punk.”

On MTV censoring her VMA performance:

“I was trying to slap Robin’s ass but no one saw it! Believe me! MTV edited so much. They cut almost everything I did. I’m proud of that performance. I feel like music is really stale right now. I could have guessed what a lot of artists would have done that night. The reaction to what I did has been insane. I think it was a breath of fresh air! For the people that don’t get it, you weren’t meant to.”

On critics and her “competition:”

“I feel like I’m in a different lane now. When it comes to critics, I have my blinders on and I don’t really feel like I have to compete with other pop artists. I never think, ‘oh this performance is going to make her look bad or out-shadow her’ either but if there is no competition, there would be no reason for any of us to show up to work. At an office, everyone is trying to be boss. Pop music is the same. What I wear adds a factor that other girls can’t compete with.”

On “Drive”—a new song that alludes to her relationship with ex-boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth:

“I wrote it while I was working on Valentine’s Day—emotionally it was such a hard time. It is about needing to leave someone but not really wanting to completely cut yourself off from the relationship. It’s a time when you want to leave but you can’t. It’s also about moving on.”

On the artists who fuel her vision:

Terry Richardson shot my video for “Wrecking Ball” and he’s about capturing strength versus beauty. His women look so strong in his images. I was so inspired by [photographer] Ryan McGinley’s work too [for the video to “We Can’t Stop“]-especially a series where he shot all these the girls coming out of trees. Having artist Todd James create all the teddy bears for the VMAs was a thrill too—it was one of the things I was hoping people would focus on. I was hoping some would think, ‘Miley may be out there shaking her ass and having fun but she’s got some intelligence.’ Some people just saw the teddy bears but they didn’t look into the details. We had [faux] Picasso paintings going by the stage too. People who want to open their eyes can see something bigger in my work.”

On taking style advice from Pharrell Williams:

“I found what I wore on the red carpet to the VMAs with Pharrell. It was a Dolce and Gabbana piece from 1992—the year I was born. He saw it and said, ‘you have to buy it.’ I think that outfit added a factor that the other girls couldn’t compete with. Pharrell says it’s not about what you’re wearing; it’s the way you wear it. That was a lesson I took to heart. I think it is important that I execute a look better than other people. Fashion is what separates me from everyone else.”

To read more with Cyrus, pick up the November issue of cFASHION magazine, available on newsstands October 7, 2013.

Miley Cyrus Talks Wedding Plans & Acting Like A Kid with Harper’s Bazaar

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Miley Cyrus gets candid in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar!

She’s taken a lot of heat over the past few months for her provocative antics.  However, Cyrus is dishing on why she’s acting like a child, now that she’s an adult.  Since this interview, Cyrus and fiance Liam Hemsworth have called off their engagement. Read on to see what cyrus had to say before the two parted ways.

On life since Hannah Montana ended:
“I took off and I just wanted to party. I worked so hard, and I wanted to buy a house and just chill. I was an adult when I was supposed to be a kid. So now I’m an adult and I’m acting like a kid. I can’t believe I’m allowed to be here alone.”

On her wedding plans:
“I definitely don’t have time to deal with a wedding right now. But I will at some point.”

On her new image:
“We’re in a world of selfies. I told my label, ‘This is the first time I’m showing what I’m bringing to the table as an artist. If this goes wrong, you never have to trust me again. I’ll be your little puppet. But if I’m right then you know I’m on to something.'”

On Justin:
“I’m not saying you need to take a break because you’re crazy. I’m saying you need to take a break so you can be crazy, and people aren’t going to judge you. You’re going to do dumb stuff from here on out. But do it in your own time. Do it safely. You can afford to protect yourself and still have fun.”

Justin Timberlakes Shines in T Magazine

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Justin Timberlake looks debonair in his T Magazine feature.

In an articled titled “The Enduring, Multigenerational Appeal of Justin Timberlake,” the crooner chats about the success of his latest album, why he decided to release a follow-up album so soon, his acting career and more.

On the success of The 20/20 Experience:

“You get to this point, which I’ve done in the last five or six years, where you become less worried about success and failure,”

On being an adult and the ‘gray’ area:

“I’m sure there’s some self-help cheese-ball book about the gray area,” he says, “but I’ve been having this conversation with my friends who are all about the same age and I’m saying, ‘Y’know, life doesn’t happen in black and white.’ The gray area is where you become an adult . . . the medium temperature, the gray area, the place between black and white. That’s the place where life happens.”

On why The 20/20 Experience is the first album he’s released since 2006:

“If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right thing to do.”  He continues, “To answer the question ‘Why?’ for the first time in my career, is: because I wanted to.”

On The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 being its predecessor’s hotter and older evil twin:

“If you could imagine you’re 16 and she’s everything you thought. She’s Marilyn Monroe and then you meet her older sister; everything that’s dark and wrong about her at that age is why you become infatuated with her.”

For more of Timberlake’s interview with T Magazine, click here.

Lady Gaga on Miley Cyrus’ MTV Performance: “It’s About Entertainment”

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Miley Cyrus’ raunchy MTV VMAs performance has created quite a stir and it’s been over a week since it happened.

While some have slammed the former DIsney kid, Lady Gaga refuses to pass judgement. In fact, she thinks people need to “lighten up.”
“I don’t like to pass judgment on Miley Cyrus. Generally, people need to lighten up about pop music — it’s about entertainment,” Gaga reportedly told The Sun. “It is here to make you smile and make you happy. Especially in America, there is an excessive dragging of female artists, and I don’t want to contribute to that.”

For Gaga, Cyrus’ performance was “polarizing” — “but that’s it,” she said.

Gaga joins fellow Miley Cyrus supporters Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, and Adam Lambert.

 

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