Miley Cyrus has spoken openly about her sexuality, saying that she came out as bisexual to her mother aged 14.
Cyrus discussed her take on love as well as giving fans an update on her new music in an interview with Paper Magazine.
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Speaking about the time she told her mum she was interested in boys as well as girls, Cyrus said: “I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys. And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and she didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.”
Pushed to define her sexuality, Cyrus continued: “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that’s legal, I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult – anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.”
Meanwhile, on the subject of new music Cyrus revealed that she’s been warned to not venture to far left of the mainstream as she works alone on a record inspired by the music of her friend and collaborator, Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne.
“They’re like, ‘Don’t make it too weird, don’t make it avant-garde; you can’t go from Miley to Björk!'” Cyrus says of those around her. “I don’t have to have writers, I don’t have to have fuckin’ producers in there. Mike Will [producer] will text me a beat, and I’ll go in my studio and work on it by myself.”
Meanwhile, Cyrus recently wrapped up her current Backyard Sessions series with the release of two new videos that see the singer cover The Turtles’ ‘Happy Together’ and Paul Simon’s ’50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ live in her own back garden.
Cyrus launched her guest-filled Backyard Sessions to raise awareness and support for her new non-profit Happy Hippie Foundation. Other posts have included a duet with Ariana Grande of Crowded House’s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’,” a rendition of The Replacements’ ‘Androgynous’ with Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace, as well as a performance from Grace of her band Against Me!’s 2014 track ‘True Trans Soul Rebel’.