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Miley Cyrus talks image change and controversy

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 - 01:44

July 29 - The former teen star talks about controversy, twerking and her signature side tongue. Rollo Ross reports.

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Former teen star Miley Cyrus has been causing controversy with her wild new look and her raunchy music video which now has over 100 million views on YouTube. SOUNDBITE Singer, Miley Cyrus, saying (English) "I'm selling records and that's all I'm here to do. I don't care if people don't like my haircut or think I dress too this way or my video's too provocative. If you have an iphone, your kids aren't innocent, or if your kids have an iphone, they can see a lot worse than my music video on their iphone. I don't really feel too worried about anything right now because I'm in a place where I feel I can be free with what I'm doing. And I knew it was going to be great because I knew it was going to go viral like that because it's interesting. People don't have a lot of faith, they need a visual of what you're trying to say and who you are and I felt like that video really sums that up in that I'm not at a point in my life where it needs to be these beauty points, it needs to be set up." Another aspect of her new image is her use of twerking - a type of dance usually associated with hip hop... SOUNDBITE Singer, Miley Cyrus, saying (English) "You know, I built an entire empire for myself by the time that I was 11, but now I'm just the twerk queen." Miley has even got a signature expression connected to her image - doing the side tongue! SOUNDBITE Singer, Miley Cyrus, saying (English) "I get so tired of taking pictures that I finally stick my tongue out because I don't want to smile anymore." (Reporter: It's not because you're thirsty?) "It's not because I'm thirsty, no." Her as-yet-untitled new album is out later in the year.

Miley Cyrus talks image change and controversy

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 - 01:44

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