A new Miley Cyrus W Magazine interview features a series of racy, yet nearly unrecognizable photos of the 21-year-old pop star, including a photo on the cover in which the onetime star of Disney’s Hannah Montana appears nude covered only by a bedsheet.
The profanity-laced W Magazine piece, authored by Ronan Farrow, the estranged son of filmmaker Woody Allen, also features Miley Cyrus explaining why she enjoys being naked, among other interesting revelations.
“We never were inside, and we never wore shoes,” she says in the interview, of her childhood growing up on her parents’ 500-acre farm in Tennessee. “I think it’s why I like wearing no clothes so much and I’m always naked.”
In the W Magazine interview, she compares herself to previous female rock icons such as Joan Jett, Deborah “Blondie” Harry and Madonna, saying that like those previous pioneering women in popular music, “I’m associated with sexuality and the kind of punk-rock s*** where we just don’t care.”
Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, best remembered for his hit single, “Achy Breaky Heart.”
She also told W Magazine that she doesn’t care whether fans buy her records or not.
“You know, I’ve made my money,” she told Farrow. “If no one buys my album, cool. It’s fine. I’ve got a house, and I’ve got dogs that I love. I don’t need anything else.”
With five Number One albums on the Billboard charts and her previous role as the title character in Disney’s billion-dollar Hannah Montana franchise, Miley Cyrus now has an estimated net worth of $150 million.
Nonetheless, in the W Magazine piece, she says that during her time working for Disney, she was so angry about “selling out” that she once broke into tears during an argument with a producer whom she accused of doing just that.
“I was like, ‘Why the f*** are you doing this?'” Miley Cyrus recalled, adding that she argued with the producer “to a point where I’d be shaking. But I’m just intense like that.”
Despite that her fortune comes almost entirely from her appeal to young people, Miley Cyrus reveals in the interview that she dislikes children.
“I don’t love kids,” she says in the interview. “They’re so f****** mean. Sometimes I hear kids with their parents, and I want to go over and, like, smack them myself.”
In the article, Farrow described his experience interviewing Miley Cyrus for W Magazine as less a conversation than “a breakneck stream-of-consciousness soliloquy,” on the singer’s part.