Miley Says 'People Didn't Trust Her' Risky Ideas
Wrecking Ball singer says she was called "insane" by her team...
Miley Cyrushas revealed she was branded "insane" by her creative team for wanting to change her image to be more controversial.
During an interview with Hunger Magazine, the Wrecking Ball singer explained that "no-one understood" her plan when it came to promoting new album Bangerz, adding that it took some time before "people really started trusting" her.
Mi-Cy said: "I had so many times where I had to tell people like, 'Yo, just trust me, I'm telling you with this 'We Can't Stop' video, this is going make people watch' or with 'Wrecking Ball' saying, 'This is going to make people go crazy.'
"And once I did 'Can't Stop' that's when people really started trusting me. At first on paper that video sounded insane, no-one understood it and I'm just like, 'Let me film it and then if it doesn't work out you never have to trust me again, but if it works out you have to let me drive this ship, you know I'm on to something.' And then they call me and they're like, 'Yo, you're onto something!'"
When quizzed if she feels like she's had the last laugh, the former Hannah Montana star added: "Yeah, I mean that's how I always try to think of it. It's like a sales person really.
"You're like, 'This s**t does not get rid of your wrinkles but if I sell it well enough you know, they're gonna buy into it' and it's like the exact same thing for me.
"At the end of the day I want people to buy my records, it isn't about thinking just about this two-minute performance on the VMAs or this music video.
"I want people to want to hear my records and the more that they're wondering what the hell is she doing, the more they're going to want to listen to my record."
She went on to add that she's still stunned that many people are still upset by her nakedness in the promo for Wrecking Ball, stating: "I'm surprised people are still shocked.
"I'm glad that tactic is still working because I expected people at some point just to not be shocked."
Speaking of how she intends to keep her career and personal life separate, Cyrus concluded: I'm not guarded because I'm actually jaded. I feel like a lot of people feel like they owe people their personal life and I don't.
"I feel like I give so much as an entertainer, I want people to focus on that."