Miley Cyrus Says 2013 VMAs Performance Changed Culture And Her Career

Miley Cyrus reflects on her past, her present, and her future as the cover star of Wonderland‘s new issue.

The “Malibu” singer talks about her outrageous 2013 VMAs performance, insisting the experience had a significant and positive all-around effect.

“Not only was culture changed, but my life and career were changed forever,” says Cyrus. “It inspired me to use my platform for something much bigger. If the world is going to focus on me and what I am doing, then what I am doing should be impactful and it should be great.”

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“It encouraged me to be more involved, which then led me to start my own organization, which is the Happy Hippie Foundation. It’s dedicated to fighting injustice for vulnerable populations.”

Cyrus, 25, had a cameo in 2017’s epic “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, but that does not mean acting is a priority for the former “Hannah Montana” star.

“My attention span doesn’t love the idea of focusing and being on one project for so many months, especially being a character and not getting to be myself for that amount of time,” she explains. “I get really deep into the characters I play, just like I do with music.”

“So then it becomes hard for me to relate — even to my family and friends — I’m so deep into that character,” admits Cyrus. “So for right now, I am so content with where I am, being someone else doesn’t sound that fun to me.”

Cyrus had a lot of additional exposure as a coach on “The Voice”, but the demands on the judges were just as significant as those on the contestants.

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“The most difficult part was taking care of my artistry and also being a coach on ‘The Voice’ at the same time. As much as I was taking care of myself, I was also directing 12 other aspiring artists,” says Cyrus. “I’ve experienced so much in my career, it was important for me to give back to those artists and give them my undivided attention for the time we were working together.

“So as much as I was involved in my career, my time was equally dedicated to giving back to these other artists and allowing them to live their dreams.”

Cyrus released her sixth studio album Younger Now in September, achieving gold certification in Canada.

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