Whether she’s smoking a joint on stage or inventing new uses for the foam finger, Miley Cyrus is no stranger to bad behavior. Yet, despite her wild-child persona, the former Disney star admits she’s not quite the tongue-wagging twerk machine fans might expect. In an interview with BBC Radio 1 yesterday, Cyrus set the record straight.
“I’m kind of a hermit,” she revealed. “So, like, it’s good if I can do this when I’m traveling and then when I go home, I don’t really leave my house. I tell people that think I’m really cool, like, by the way, I’m super lame.”
The “Wrecking Ball” vocalist pointed out the contradictions between her portrayal in the media and how she behaves in real life.
“What you read about me, I sound like all I do is club and go and party with Terry Richardson, but actually I’m like the lamest,” she continued. “I never leave my house because I’m a complete hermit. So that’s the only place I’ve actually been where I feel like I can just completely not have to deal with people.”
During the interview, Cyrus confessed she doesn’t mind showing a little skin to keep the fans watching. When asked about her barely-there bodysuit at the MTV EMA’s last weekend, the 20-year-old said: “Guys, they like flip the channel when Miley Cyrus is coming on. You know I’m at least going to be kind of naked. So it makes me people stick around and watch a little more. Then they are actually like, ‘She can hold a note.’”
The singer also admitted she’s “pretty stoked” for her 21st birthday later this month. “I still can’t rent a car,” Cyrus quipped. “But I can get a drink, so that’s good.”