December 27, 2013


Miley Cyrus Sounds Off on Ariana Grande, Joe Jonas

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She can already put twerking, getting nearly naked and tongue gymnastics on her resume. Now Miley Cyrus is also doling out unsolicited advice to younger pop stars. Oh, good!

In a recent interview with the New York Times, the "Adore You" singer said she knows just what would help up-and-coming pop star Ariana Grande take her career to the next level: A picture with Miley Cyrus.

"This is terrible," Miley said. "I was backstage with Ariana Grande. I’m like, 'Walk out with me right now and get this picture, and this will be the best thing that happens to you, because just you associating with me makes you a little less sweet.'"

"She’s trying," she continued. "I see her wearing the shorter things. She comes in, and she goes, 'This made me feel like you.' And I’m like, 'That was like my sixth grade prom dress.' She’s, I think, still on Nickelodeon. She has people that she has to kind of respect."

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Joe Jonas didn't get off easy either. After his recent tell-all with New York magazine where the Jonas Brother revealed it was Miley (and Demi Lovato) who pressured him to try weed for the first time, Miley revealed the story is not that simple.

"If you want to smoke weed, you’re going to smoke weed," Miley said. "There’s nothing that two little girls are going to get you to do that you don't want to do. I thought maybe he was saying that like it was going to make him look badass... We were so young that it's actually like, 'How did you get peer pressured by me?'

And don't expect Miley to apologize for any of these comments any time soon. The former Disney star knows she's pushing everyone's buttons, and it sounds like she's going to try to keep that going for a long time.

"Someone, two years from now, is going to be the next kind of provocateur—like, I can’t wait to collab with whoever the hell that is, you know? I’m like, whoever that is, I’m going to ride that wave."