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March 23, 2014

Miley Talks

Anyone who has followed Miley Cyrus since last summer when she began promoting her new album, “Bangerz,” knows she has generated a lot of interest in how she has presented a far more adult version of herself.

The actress and singer who the world first came to know through the Disney television series, “Hannah Montana,” has raised a lot of eyebrows by appearing nude in her “Wrecking Ball” video, not to mention her racy performance on the MTV Video Music Awards that seemed to startle even that envelope-pushing network.

But organizers for a teleconference Cyrus agreed to do with a number of reporters in mid-January requested that writers limit questions to the “Bangerz” tour itself — meaning Cyrus’ behavior and the recent controversies she has generated would not be addressed. Writers were required to submit questions via a website before and during the 30-minute teleconference. Cyrus’ publicist selected which questions were presented to her.

Here are highlights from what Cyrus had to say:

Q: What was your goal when it came to creating this tour?

Cyrus: I just want to make it something that is really fun. And like with everything I do, I don’t want there to be anything about (the show) that’s unoriginal or seems fake in any way. So the whole thing is really, it’s got a good energy about it. And my goal was really to keep it really fun. For me I think the best thing for an artist is to see people sing along to your songs, and also to have people participating in your show. Sometimes that’s hard. There are just people in the front row with their cell phones in front of their face and not really getting involved. And this show is a really hard show to not want to get up and be involved, like set your phone down and actually dance and be a part of the show a little bit. So it’s very interactive for my fans.

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