KYLIE Minogue has defended Miley Cyrus over her raunchy antics and complained that male pop stars are more likely to get away with bad behaviour than their female counterparts.
The Voice coach said she respected "unapologetic" women such as Cyrus and Jump singer Rihanna.
She also told Sky News that her career and lifestyle can make her feel quite "morose" and lonely at times.
Minogue (45) said: "I admire people like Miley, like Rihanna, girls that are just . . . they are quite unapologetic about what they're doing.
"Is it too much? It depends on what your personal taste is. But she's definitely a scapegoat for what might be happening in the broader sense in pop music.
"There's always been sex, drugs and rock and roll. But . . . the guys seem to get away with it."
Minogue, who split from boyfriend Andres Velencoso last October, added: "I definitely have moments where I'm quite morose and lonely. My job and my lifestyle are not something that everyone can relate to."