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Miley Cyrus Chose Herself Over Vogue According to Miley Cyrus

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The New York Times year-end series on "disrupters" includes Miley Cyrus (thanks for a chatty 2013, lady), and she addressed one of the main mysteries of her year-long coming out process. When asked whether her Vogue cover was pulled thanks to her twerkishly scandalous VMA performance, her answered didn't explain much. But it did hint towards why she might have moved past most mainstream magazines:

Miley: I can't say too much. But it was where I was kind of going to have to do this trade-off, and I wasn't willing to. Right now, me doing any kind of cover for anything that's like, a Seventeen or Teen Vogue or whatever, the way that I talk isn't the way that people that are 17 really understand. There was a thing that Kurt Cobain said, something like, "There's a special place in hell for people that glamorize drugs," and I never want to be that person that's, like, talking to 16- and 17-year-olds and being like, "Smoke weed." I've got a little sister. I don't want her to smoke weed, and it's not because I think weed is bad, but —

NYT: When she's old enough to make that choice.

Miley: Right, she'll make the choice. Or even, like, my language. I don't know how to not talk the way I talk. I would rather have everything I do be 100 percent honest. I just want to be who I am.

Head over to the Times for more on celebrities not wanting to associate with her because of contracts, playing a character, and Joe Jonas.

· Miley Cyrus on Her Jump to Sexy Twerker [NY Times]
· Miley Cyrus Told Cosmo That She Basically Saved the VMAs [Racked]