Miley Cyrus Calls Out Industry Sexism, Big Bucks And Taylor Swift

Miley Cyrus is Marie Claire’s September cover girl and, in typical Miley fashion, is holding nothing back in the accompanying interview.

The 22-year-old singer and activist channels Twiggy on the gorgeous cover and inside, opens up about sexism in Hollywood and the music industry. “There is so much sexism, ageism, you name it,” Cyrus tells Marie Claire. “Kendrick Lamar sings about LSD and he’s cool. I do it and I’m a druggie whore.”

Cyrus, who’s slated to host the VMAs later this month, also touches on the issue of dough, calling out the rich and famous for being, well, so rich and famous.

“People in this industry think, I just gotta keep getting more money, and I’m like, What are you getting more money for? You probably couldn’t even spend it all in this lifetime,” she says. “People get more famous, so that they can make their brand more famous, so that they can sell more shit, so that they can make more money. It’s a never-ending cycle.”

“Getting more money, having more hits, being the lead in the movie — those things might stimulate you, but they don’t make you happy. I’ve experienced it all already, and I’m telling you firsthand, it doesn’t,” she adds. 

Elsewhere in the interview, Cyrus takes on fellow songstress Taylor Swift and calls out the hypocrisy in treating Swift like a role model.

“I don’t get the violence revenge thing,” Cyrus says about Swift’s “Bad Blood” video. “That’s supposed to be a good example? And I’m a bad role model because I’m running around with my titties out? I’m not sure how titties are worse than guns.”

For more with Miley, pick up the September issue of Marie Claire​, on newsstands Aug. 18.

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