Miley Cyrus Rips ‘Red Carpet Paparazzi’ For Turning Good Deeds Into ‘Dumb Stories’

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Miley Cyrus Paparazzi Interview

By Shari Weiss

Miley Cyrus Paparazzi Interview

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Miley Cyrus slams “red carpet paparazzi” in a new Marie Claire Q&A. The star was asked to fill in the blanks for certain phrases, and then their exact opposites. For instance, when it came to “I Feel For,” Cyrus said, “Homeless youth, because so many people are comfortable ignoring them. I feel like I have to be a voice or no one else will say anything.”

But when asked for what she has “no sympathy,” Cyrus didn’t hold back. Referencing her new MAC Viva Glam campaign, which gives all the profits from makeup sold to the MAC AIDS Fund, the singer responded, “Red carpet paparazzi. This guy interviewing me was like, ‘So what do you think about your pose for Viva Glam — it’s so provocative… do you think you have to sell yourself in that way or people won’t care?'” Cyrus goes on, “I’m like, ‘How are you taking something that’s such a good thing and turning it into such a dumb story?'”

Cyrus also has “zero interest” in “people who complain all the time, who live great lives and are just so stuck up their own a**holes that they complain,” and has little tolerance for “people’s f*cking opinions.” On a lighter note, Cyrus dislikes going to the movies (“It’s f*cking freezing”), and for a long time wouldn’t eat anything green (“I only ate yellow food”). The singer is much more interested in “good art,” jeggings, and “a good time,” saying she’s “down to hang, down to ride roller coasters.”

And Cyrus is “endlessly curious” about the “concept of time and space.” “And I can read conspiracy theories all day,” she said. Cyrus can do without fancy hotels, and even amusingly shared that while traveling the world last year, “At some of the places we stayed while we were on tour, everyone was like, ‘This is shady.’ I’m like, ‘They got room service, I’m happy.'” The pop star concedes she can be “too honest,” and admits, “I’m definitely gonna lie about my age at some point. Even though people are gonna already know how old I am.”

Cyrus further told the magazine that she’s proud she conquered her fear of flying, via skydiving no less (“If something is ever going down and I gotta jump out, I know how to work a parachute”), and noted that while she’s typically three hours late for “almost everything in the world,” she’s been ahead of the game when it comes to “weird trends, like face paint.” She said, “My fans now do this, and I’m like, ‘Is that a trend? Did I start it? Or was I too soon and now it’s a thing?'”

Asked what she’s glad is behind her, Cyrus amusingly replied, “I had some shady wardrobe choices when I was about 16 to 18. I wore this hippie outfit to Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never premiere that I’m like, ‘Girl, who told you — it was not Woodstock, it was a premiere!'”

Cyrus was more introspective when considering what’s ahead of her. “I’m 21, and I have a lot of options of what I could do in my life. And my next album is gonna be really fun,” she said. “I think I’m going to do a lot of cool things by the time I’m only 25. Then I have longer to do some other really cool things.” Cyrus’ full interview appears in the Marie Claire February issue, currently on newsstands.

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