Ouch! After shocking the world yet again with her performance on ‘Today,’ Miley sat down with Matt Lauer and used the interview to let everyone know — loud and clear — that she’s never felt better. Hear that, Liam?
As if Miley Cyrus’ racy performance of “We Can’t Stop” in Rockefeller Center in New York City on Oct. 7 wasn’t the perfect form of revenge, the singer then got in a big diss on her ex, Liam Hemsworth, during an interview with the Today show’s veteran anchor Matt Lauer.
Miley Cyrus Disses Liam Hemsworth On ‘Today’
Though Matt didn’t directly ask Miley about her recent breakup with Liam, she was still able to get a not-so-subtle dig in.
“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my whole life,” Miley revealed. “My plan is focusing on right now… I don’t worry about anything because I know who I am and I know I’m an artist.”
Let us translate these statements for you — Miley is actually saying that breaking up with Liam was the best thing that ever happened to her. Sorry, Liam!
Miley Cyrus’ Revealing ‘Today’ Show Interview
Matt also asked all of the questions everyone’s been wondering — how does she feel about her sexy persona, her VMA performance a month later, and how does she feel about the things Sinead O’Connor said to her.
On Her VMA Performance:
Miley admitted that she knew some people might be turned off by her wild performance at the VMAs, but she also said that the performance was for her fans — not those people. “I don’t ever plan to offend people but it just happens because I think people aren’t open to what they don’t understand,” she explained, also adding that she knew her fans would understand.
And after all, Miley pointed out, the performance did exactly what it was supposed to: “It went exactly as planned — it’s a month later and we’re still talking about it.”
On Her Racy Persona:
Talking about the VMAs — specifically how Miley ruined how Matt thinks of foam fingers — led to a funny exchange when Matt asked Miley if her overly sexual personality was “just a phase.”
“I heard when you turn 40 things start to go a little less sexual,” Miley quipped. “Probably around 40, around that time I heard people don’t… have sex anymore. So I guess maybe around then.” This didn’t sit well with Matt — who admitted that he was 55 years old.
“55! Then you’re definitely not sexual,” Miley responded. It’s safe to say Miley owned this interview.
On Her Feud With Sinead O’Connor:
Of course Matt had to ask about the open letters Sinead wrote to Miley, in which she called her a “prostitute.” Miley again reiterated that Sinead inspired her “Wrecking Ball” video, and that she truly respects her.
“I think she’s an incredible artist,” Miley said. “I don’t know how anyone can start a fight with someone who’s like, ‘Hey, I really respect you and I really like you — you know what, you suck!’ That was kinda crazy.”
But at the end of the day, it’s not like Miley isn’t used to criticism. “You can write as many open letters as you want. It’s nothing new for me.”
Miley Cyrus ‘Ready For Anything’ On ‘Today’ Show
But Miley wasn’t worried about facing the music, a source close to the singer told HollywoodLife.com exclusively before the interview. “She anticipated Matt asking something about her relationship with Liam and was pretty much ready for anything he happens to ask,” the source revealed. “She really wasn’t worried about anything besides being up so early.”
We love that Matt wasn’t afraid to ask her everything, and we love even more that Miley wasn’t afraid to answer it all!
What do you think about the bombshells Miley dropped during her Today interview, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro, Reporting by Russ Weakland