Sunday 21 December 2014

'I wanted to be a f***ing rockstar' - Miley explains why she's always sticking her tongue out

Published 30/08/2014 | 13:04

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21:  Entertainer Miley Cyrus winks and sticks out her tongue as she performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Entertainer Miley Cyrus winks and sticks out her tongue as she performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Miley Cyrus says she wants to be seen as a “f***ing rockstar” rather than a pageant queen.

The controversial singer is rarely pictured without her tongue sticking out. And in an interview on Australian programme Sunday Night, Miley was asked about the reasons behind her favourite pose.

Miley Cyrus is hanging up her twerking crown
Miley Cyrus is hanging up her twerking crown

“The tongue started from, again, with me having to go on red carpets, and everyone would just tell all these girls that had so much makeup on and their hair all done in their perfect, little, pretty dress to smile and to wave," she shared.

"I hated when the paparazzi would tell me to blow them a kiss. It just felt so gross, and like, sexist for me to be standing there and these men to be taking my picture. So I just said forget it.

“I didn't want to be a pageant queen. I wanted to be a f***ing, excuse my language, rockstar.”

Miley also revealed during the interview that while she has become known for her twerking, she has to credit someone else for the move. Miley first hit headlines with the dance when she performed with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards last year.

The Dominican Republic has banned a concert by Miley Cyrus
The Dominican Republic has banned a concert by Miley Cyrus

“Elvis, he wasn't wearing the outfits I was wearing but he was coming out and he was doing like the OG twerking,” she said.

“Like, no one wants to admit that he was twerking, he was. He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a sl*t because he wasn't a girl.”

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