Miley Cyrus is not a fan of Mariah Carey—which is fine, not everyone has to be a fan of everything and everyone! But in her new Elle cover story, the pop star and new The Voice coach delivers a strange reasoning for her dislike of Carey.
Cyrus is asked about the time she tells a contestant “not everyone can be Mariah Carey,” and uses the question as an excuse to go off about Mimi:
“I've never really been a fan, because it's so much about Mariah Carey. That's part of her shtick; I can see through that. That's part of what makes her a gay icon; like, it's about Mimi! It's about what she's wearing, and it's about her. What I make isn't about me. It's about sharing my story; it's about someone being connected to what I'm saying.”
Whoa! What? Also, she thinks Mariah Carey is a gay icon because she makes things about her? Huh?
Lest we forget, Cyrus sounded off against Nicki Minaj prior to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015, and blamed the press for twisting her words. That didn’t stop Minaj from calling her out onstage at the ceremony.
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