Miley Cyrus continues to deny she and fiancé Liam Hemsworth have ended their engagement, but it was the actress turned singer who added further fuel to split rumors in her latest interview.
Miley Cyrus, 20, has been working on her fourth studio album and admitted that she has had to sacrifice relationships in the process.
“I never stop working, ever – I put my track list together this morning,” she tells the new issue of Billboard.
“I want my record to be the biggest record in the world, and I’ve given everything to get here, even down to friends and family and relationships – I’ve just put this music first.”
Amid claims Liam Hemsworth is unsure that Miley Cyrus is the same girl he fell in love with, she added: “That’s been kind of a trip: It’s not like I’m losing who I am – I actually found out more about who I am by making this music.
“I’m going on a journey, and that’s more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say. And I’m still going to change so much. Because I’m not the same person I was six months ago – I’m not even the same person I was two weeks ago.”
Miley Cyrus is showing a different side to herself with her new music, and claims she has been compared unfairly to her peers.
“A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj,” she rather oddly suggested.
“That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love <<hood>> music, but my talent is as a singer.”
Miley Cyrus went on: “I can’t really be told what to do right now. I’m too young to go in and make someone else’s vision come to life. I want to go make my visions.”
She released her first single off the new album, We Can’t Stop, on June 3, and it quickly reached the top of the iTunes chart.
But despite its success, Miley Cyrus received some criticism for the themes of the song.
Naturally, Miley Cyrus isn’t fussed about her critics and wanted to be truthful in the lyrics on her track, produced by Mike WiLL Made It.
“I’m 20 years old and I want to talk to the people that are up all night with their friends,” she said.
“It’s based on a true story of a crazy night I had: When I heard the song for the first time, it captured exactly what I was living. I didn’t make this song for the critics, but for the people living it.”
Miley Cyrus also revealed her inspiration for the album, which is due to be released in September.
“I’ve always wanted country-rock influences, but now I’m moving over to a more urban side,” she explained.
“It’s not a hip-hop album, though – it’s a pop album. I’m not coming in trying to rap. It’s more like, <<I don’t see any girls out there doing what Miguel and Frank Ocean are doing>>.”
Meanwhile Miley Cyrus is currently dealing with some family drama as her parents announced on Thursday that they are splitting up.
And just hours after Tish released a statement that she and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus will be ending their marriage, their daughter reached out to her father on Twitter.
Perhaps showing signs that communication is breaking down between the high-profile duo, she wrote: “@billyraycyrus since your text and email obviously aren’t working would you like to talk like this?”
Moments later Miley Cyrus proclaimed that it’s her prerogative how she uses her social media accounts.
“It’s my twitter I can tweet what I want to #wecantstop,” she wrote.
The new issue of Billboard Magazine hits newsstands June 17.