Hannah Montana: Miley Cyrus Sets the Record Straight on Controversy, Twitter, and Future Plans
Hannah Montana: Miley Cyrus Sets the Record Straight on Controversy, Twitter, and Future Plans
We've all been hearing rumors about the 17-year-old star of Hannah Montana for weeks now, but nothing beats hearing from the pop princess herself.  Miley Cyrus admitted that she's had it with all these tall tales about her, but she knows it won't be stopping anytime soon.  That's why she'd rather discuss it all herself.

"People like controversy because that's what sells," the Disney juggernaut told Harper's Bazaar in an interview.  She appeared on the magazine's front cover and talked about many issues that have hit her in the past.  From the Vanity Fair shoot to the simple deletion of a social networking account, there's plenty that Miley Cyrus has to say.

On her work with photographer Annie Leibovitz where the teen star was wrapped in a bed sheet, Miley explained: "Here, my parents are thinking they're seeing a beautiful picture by a major photographer, and the people of America want to see something dirty in that?"

"It doesn't make sense to us because [my family] doesn't look for negativity," she added.  "[...] No one wants to look at something like that and see the positive because it doesn't sell a magazine."

Being a public figure certainly has its disadvantages, and the Hannah Montana star is aware of them.  It's the fact that millions of children look up to her making her a bit uneasy, but she believes that she isn't the one raising other people's kids.

"My job is to be a role model, and that's what I want to do, but my job isn't to be a parent," Cyrus explained.  "My job isn't to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I'm still figuring that out for myself.  So to take that away from me is a bit selfish.  Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not.  That's just life."

Living her own life is what Miley's more concerned about, and a big part of it is her future.  Many fans know about her upcoming flick The Last Song, which Cyrus is certainly proud of.  But as for her next projects, she wants something better, something deeper.

"I want to do edgier movies--movies where you walk away feeling fulfilled," she said.  Talking about her music, the star added, "I'm doing a record right now that's another pop record, and then I want to come out with an album that's really who I am."

Source: Harper's Bazaar
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