Miley Cyrus' new V Magazine photo shoot is surely a departure from Hannah Montana. If the world neeed any more proof that the Disney alum is trying to move past her squeaky-clean image (Tattoos! Pixie cut! Marijuana!) then her racy V Magazine shoot certainly seals the deal.
Miley Cyrus and V Magazine teamed up with Mario Testino to shoot the tri-fold cover of the edgy fashion magazine, which is debatably Miley Cyrus's raciest shoot to date. It even puts her highly-controversial Vanity Fair photo shoot to shame (you remember the shoot: her naked back was exposed for Annie Leibovitz's camera when she was only 15, causing some more conservative fans to cry foul.)
The sexy Miley Cyrus V photo shoot showed off the actress and singer's abs, legs and spiky, pink-dyed hairdo. Inside the magazine, Miley Cyrus gets even edgier, displaying parts of her backside and breasts.
In Miley Cyrus's V Magazine interview, she opens up about her relationship with Liam Hemsworth, which has been making headlines left and right recently as rumors of a Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth break up run wild. She also talks about her edgy new style and her growth as an artist.
Regarding Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus is quick to tell V Magazine that their relationship is stronger than ever. "I work every day," she said. "I'm not home with my boyfriend all the time. We work." There have also been reports that the two are never photographed together, something that caused the split rumors to escalate around Oscars season. About the break up rumors, Miley is clear that the fact that they are never physically together is not indicative of a rocky relationship:
Every week it's "Are they broken up? Because we don't see a photo of them." I don't have time to go to Starbucks with my boyfriend every morning. I wish I did, but I don't. I'd rather chill at my house and be there for the time I actually get to spend with him. And then I'm at the studio all day. He gets up to work out at six and I come home at five from the studio. I put this record before everything, and I've never done that with anything. I've put too much into this record to put anything else in front of it.
Miley Cyrus tells V Magazine that her newest collaborator is Pharrell. She also speaks out about why she decided to chop off her signature long hair (the star did make the top-knot happen, after all) in favor of a pixie cut a la Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby:
[Pharrell] was the first person I called as soon as I pulled my bun up and [hairstylist Chris McMillan] went like this [makes snipping motion]. He was the only person I wanted to call, because I wanted him to know that I'm not fucking around with what I'm saying. I'm going to change, I'm going to be different, I'm going to do what I want to do. I chopped my hair and bought a pair of Docs and never looked back.
Miley Cyrus tells V Magazine that she is ready to establish herself as a different kind of musician. "In my mind I'm Gucci Mane, but on paper I'm a pop artist," she says. She is eager to depart from her "Party in the U.S.A." days, but she is definitely not short-sighted enough to not be appreciative of what the song and phase of her life did for her career:
I can never say that I don't love "Party in the U.S.A." and that I'm not appreciative of it. It would be like my dad saying that he hated "Achy Breaky." It's what gives you everything that you have. I would never take it back. But that's not who I am, that's not where I want to sing, that's not what I want to sing, and that's not what I want my voice to sound like, because you can't hear me through there. I like that Rihanna has a tone of her own. Beyoncé has a tone of her own. I have a tone of my own. Everything else is just blending into one club mix-but we keep our 808s in there because I love them.