You could say that Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball this year: when she wasn't getting tattooed, twerking on bears (and Robin Thicke), and smoking a blunt on stage, Miley was making insanely candid comments in magazines and interviews. In celebration of her milestone 21st birthday on Saturday, we're taking a look back at the Miley Cyrus quotes that made us laugh, made us think, and had us asking, "WTF?"
On Haters Hating and Being Punk Rock
"I don't care what the media says because I don't Google myself, so I don't know what they say, and I don't care because it's a bunch of people that maybe one time in their life, they dreamt about being a journalist, and then they became what they are."
"Even people who want to hate on me, they can’t even shut down the fact that I'm literally what everyone is talking about. I don't want to say that I'm on top right now — I feel like I'm kind of an underdog in a cool way. It's almost punk rock to like me, because it's not the right thing to do."
On Her Racy VMAs Performance
"When people started complaining about the awards show, I was like, 'Have you never seen the f*cking video?' And what if I hadn't done that performance? The VMAs would have been bad. They would have been missing something. The show was kind of making fun of how serious the pop industry is."
"No one is talking about the man behind the ass. It was a lot of 'Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,' but never, 'Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.' They're only talking about the one that bent over. So, obviously there's a double standard."
"Now people expect me to come out and twerk with my tongue out all the time. I'll probably never do that sh*t again."
On Mo' Money, Mo' Problems
"When I was growing up, I didn't even notice that I started making all this money. There's something about new money that makes people change. But I never did not have [money]. So, when I got it, I didn't become obsessed with having it."
On Kanye West
"Kanye is the sh*t. I kind of have a good relationship with him now. It's good to have someone you can call and be like, 'Yo, do you think I should wear this?' 'Do you think I should go in the studio with this guy?' 'Do you think this is cool?' That's what homies are supposed to do."
"Like, society wants to shut me down."
See what Miley had to say about Liam Hemsworth, being alone, and that EMAs incident when you keep reading.