Miley Cyrus’s interview with the New York Times last week had some serious reverberations on the VMA stage, with Nicki Minaj famously calling Cyrus out for dissing her in the press. Or, in Minaj’s words: "And now, back to this b*tch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press -- Miley, what's good?"
Yesterday, Times writer Joe Coscarelli released a follow-up piece discussing the making of Cyrus’ new surprise album, "Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,” and it turns out that Minaj isn't the only fellow VMA performer that Cyrus has feelings about.
In the new interview, Cyrus takes aim at Swift’s girl squad, saying that while the artist has been amassing “musicians, actresses, models, entrepreneurs,” she is "not trying to be in the squad.”
“None of my friends are famous and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives, because I’m inspired by them,” she continued.
Still, it doesn’t sound easy being Miley’s friend these days, Victoria’s Secret model or not. Discussing how quickly she has been reinventing herself lately, Cyrus said "It’s really scary. If one of my friends doesn’t see me for two or three weeks, you have to re-get to know me in a way. My soul will still be the same, but everything around me can be different, and I won’t dress the same and maybe different kinds of people will be around.”
Read the rest of the interview — in which she discusses her gender-fluidity and her collaboration with Wayne Coyne (“I am 100 percent in love with Wayne, and Wayne is in love with me, but it’s nothing sexual in any way”) — over at the Times.