Miley Cyrus covers Cosmopolitan: ‘I’m literally what everyone is talking about’

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Forget the haters, focus on your music and get people talking: That’s the mantra cover girl Miley Cyrus preaches in the December issue of Cosmopolitan, on newsstands November 5th. In the interview, the pop star opens up about life as Miley 3.0, which includes embracing her single status and having A-listers like Kanye West and Katy Perry on your side.

(Not included in the interview? News of her 2014 tour, which she instead chose to reveal on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, interrupting host Edward Norton’s opening monologue to drop the big news.)

Take a look at excerpts from the interview below:

So much has changed since your last Cosmo cover! Is this the most insane year of your life so far? “Everything is so chaotic and crazy right now and it’s so much all at once, but I’m living for it. I’m just having the best time ever and everything’s falling into place like it’s supposed to. 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…. ”

How did you feel about the celebrities who dissed your VMAs performance? “I don’t really care. I think everyone would have given anything to be me at that moment, because I was being one hundred percent true to myself…and not many people can say that. At the end of the day, I would say I’m a nice person, and I take pride in the fact that I treat everyone really well, so there’s no reason for anyone to ever come at me because I only want the best for everybody else. I have a song that’s like, ‘Stay in your lane,’ because I’m not going to be you and you’re definitely not going to be me, so don’t throw shade. I don’t ever throw shade at anyone.”

What about the celebs who are on Team Miley? “The support of other artists is important because there are not many people who can relate to what I’m going through right now. Kanye West is one of those people, and even Katy Perry has been so cool. It’s easy for Kanye to support me because we’re in totally separate lanes of competition, but for Katy to say that she appreciates what I’m really doing for the pop industry, that keeps you going.

This is the first time you’ve been single in years. How are you dealing with that? “I need to treat my music like a relationship – give it my time and all the attention it deserves – and that’s my main love right now. This is the best time of my life. I’m not going to look back on it and be like, ‘I wish I hadn’t been dwelling over a breakup,’ you know?…. ”

Read the full interview on Cosmo.

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