Miley Cyrus tells Cosmopolitan society is trying to shut her down

The pop singer thinks it's "punk rock" for people to like her.

By Veronica Linares
Miley Cyrus. UPI/Dennis Van Tine
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(UPI) -- Miley Cyrus talked about being single, her VMAs performance and society trying to shut her down during an interview for Cosmopolitan's November issue.

"Everything is so chaotic and crazy right now and it’s so much all at once, but I’m living for it," Cyrus told the magazine.


"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."

But the 20-year-old starlet is not really worried about all the hate. "I don’t really care," she said about the celebrities who criticized her controversial VMAs performance.

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"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."


However, Cyrus does admit that the support of other artists is important, especially when it comes from the celebrities she admires. "Kanye West is one of those people, and even Katy Perry has been so cool," she explained.

"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?”

Regarding her breakup from fiancée Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus said she doesn't want to look back and regret spending her time dwelling over a breakup.

"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. ... God wants my life to be about being successful and being happy and blessing other people and being blessed."

The entire interview and accompanying fashion shoot will appear in the upcoming issue of Cosmopolitan, due out November 5.

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