2013 is already proving to be a big year for Disney queens Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, and now it looks like former Disney pop princess Miley Cyrus is getting ready to claim her spot. That’s right, Miley is wasting no time as she shows off some major skin on the cover of V magazine‘s latest issue. In the mag, the 20-year-old songstress finally opens up about her life and what we can expect from her anticipated fourth studio album. Photographed by famed photographer Mario Testino, you can pick up your copy when the issue hits newsstands Thursday (May 9). Check out what she had to share with the mag below!
“My record would have come out like a high school mixtape with these different songs and feelings that don’t blend. Then I met Pharrell, and it was the first time I was in the studio just being really free. Pharrell opened that door…I’ve never been more thankful for someone in my life.”
On her past records: “I can never say that I don’t love “Party in the U.S.A.” and that I’m not appreciative of it. It would be like my dad saying that he hated “Achy Breaky.” It’s what gives you everything that you have. I would never take it back. But that’s not who I am, that’s not where I want to sing, that’s not what I want to sing, and that’s not what I want my voice to sound like, because you can’t hear me through there.”
On her new image: “I’m going to change, I’m going to be different, I’m going to do what I want to do. I chopped my hair and bought a pair of Docs and never looked back.”
On her relationship with fiance Liam Hemsworth: “I’m not home with my boyfriend all the time. We work. Every week it’s “Are they broken up?” Because we don’t’ see a photo of them.” I don’t have time go to Starbucks with my boyfriend every morning. I wish I did, but I don’t. I’d rather chill at my house and be there for the time I actually get to spend with him. And then I’m at the studio all day. He gets up to work out at six and I come home at five from the studio. I put this record before everything, and I’ve never done that with anything. I’ve put too much into this record to put anything else in front of it.”
Pharrell on Miley: “This is a 20-year-old. Do you hear all of this awareness? I kept saying to her, “Your view of yourself, your view of the world, is so accurate. Start to embrace it now so you can be great when you’re in your 30s. Right now you’re really, really good, and you’re super-advanced, but don’t be one of those girls who had everything you needed at a young age but because you were distracted by all of the peripheral bullshit you burn out at 25 or 30 or whatever. Embrace this power of yours.” It’s been a year, and I’ve seen a complete difference.”
On her new album: “I got excited because on this record I can say whatever I want. And then I got more comfortable with that and the record got better and better. If I had made it two years ago when I should have had a record come out, it would have been a little brat trying to say “This isn’t who I am! This is what I’m trying to prove!” Now I’m not trying to prove anything to anybody.”