So much has changed since your last Cosmo cover! Is this the most insane year of your life so far?
“Everything is so chaotic and crazy right now and itâs so much all at once, but Iâm living for it. I’m just having the best time ever and everythingâs falling into place like itâs supposed to. Even people who want to hate on me, they canât even shut down the fact that Iâm literally what everyone is talking about. I donât want to say that Iâm on top right now â I feel like Iâm kind of an underdog in a cool way. Itâs almost punk rock to like me because itâs not the right thing to do. Like, society wants to shut me down.”
People were shocked by your VMA performance â but it was tame compared with the âWe Canât Stopâ video.
âWhen people started complaining about the awards show, I was like, âHave you never seen the fucking video?â And what if I hadnât done that performance? The VMAs would have been bad. They would have been missing something. The show was kind of making fun of how serious the pop industry is.â
How did you feel about the celebrities who dissed your VMAs performance?Â
âI donât really care. I think everyone would have given anything to be me at that moment, because I was being one hundred percent true to myselfâŚand not many people can say that. At the end of the day, I would say Iâm a nice person, and I take pride in the fact that I treat everyone really well, so thereâs no reason for anyone to ever come at me because I only want the best for everybody else. I have a song thatâs like, âStay in your lane,â because Iâm not going to be you and youâre definitely not going to be me, so donât throw shade. I donât ever throw shade at anyone.â
What about the celebs who are on Team Miley?
âThe support of other artists is important because there are not many people who can relate to what Iâm going through right now. Kanye West is one of those people, and even Katy Perry has been so cool. Itâs easy for Kanye to support me because weâre in totally separate lanes of competition, but for Katy to say that she appreciates what Iâm 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 youâre the shit?â
This is the first time youâve been single in years. How are you dealing with that?Â
âI need to treat my music like a relationship â give it my time and all the attention it deserves â and thatâs my main love right now. This is the best time of my life. Iâm not going to look back on it and be like, âI wish I hadnât been dwelling over a breakup,â you know? Because thatâs not what God wants my life to be about right now. God wants my life to be about being successful and being happy and blessing other people and being blessed.â
For more of Miley’s exclusive interview and fashion shoot with Cosmopolitan pick up the new issue on newsstands November 5th.Â