Miley Cyrus opens up about gender fluidity, female competition in Hollywood, and more in this brand new interview.
Here’s what the 22-year-old singer had to share with Time:
On dating an “overly macho man” versus a female: “That made me feel like I had to be a femme-bot, which I’m not. And then when I was with a girl, I felt like, ‘Oh sh-t, she’s going to need someone to protect her, so I’m going to need to have this macho energy.’ And that didn’t feel right either.”
On crying on Valentine’s Day last year: “All the women in the restaurant were with these older, fat men that had just let themselves go. They were just being drunk bastards. And then the women were sitting there, trying so hard just to look good. And they’re ignoring them the whole time. And I thought, ‘I’m not living like this. If I end up in a straight relationship, that’s fine—but I’m not going to be with f-cking slob guys who are watching porn, making all their girls feel ugly.”
On gender roles: “I don’t associate men and protection necessarily. I think that’s what’s given me the openness of sexuality. Not that my dad wasn’t an awesome protector, but I trust my mom to save me. She’s the prince. I never had that fairy tale.”
On not liking award shows: “Beyonce would never be down in the front row cheering on Katy Perry.”
For more on Miley, visit Time.com.