"I had a choice of post-traumatic stress or post-traumatic growth"
Figures including Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Kanye West, Neil Young, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and more were effected by the fire that tore through Los Angeles, and killed 11 people. Lady Gaga brought pizza to the Red Cross centre, while Dave Grohl cooked a barbecue for the firefighters tackling the blaze. Cyrus was among those to criticise Donald Trump for ‘heartless’ comments he made about the disaster.
The ‘Bangerz’ singer was interviewed for On Air With Ryan Seacrest, when she said that her loss had inspired “post-traumatic growth”.
“I’m in a really good healing place right now,” she said. “Experiencing something as life-changing and devastating as a natural disaster… it’s a really deep character challenge to see the way you react to loss. I had a choice of post-traumatic stress or post-traumatic growth.
“And being an active member of my community, not as a celebrity, but just as a neighbour, has been a big growing experience.”
“[The song has] really important messages that I wanted to physically share,” she said. “It was ‘What really breaks our heart?’ And it’s the loss of children, the loss of lives — just all the violence that we see every single day. We really focused on the video, on celebrity culture versus like the important things in life and how you can marry the two because politics are a big part of my life, but fun entertaining pop culture is also something I really love.
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“”We tried to make a video that everyone could be entertained by and also make people think a little harder.”
As for her own new music, Cyrus added: “We have a bunch of songs together on my next album… I just want everyone to hear all the music I’ve made because I think it’s some of the best music I’ve been able to make.”
Meanwhile, Cyrus was also recently spotted filming ‘Black Mirror‘ – while continuing to tease fans about future projects. She also recently shared a photo of herself working in the studio with Ryan Adams.