Miley Cyrus Will Quit When She Stops Having Fun

Betsy Waldman / September 26, 2009

Miley Cyrus recently spoke to The Associated Press about life in the spotlight and growing up on her latest tour.

On her constant Tweeting:

“On my Twitter, (I get) so many replies like ‘This song inspires me’ and ‘This inspires me.’ ..One of the reasons why I love that site is being able to see what people are saying about the record.'”

On being a diva:

“This tour is the most diva thing. Because when I got here, it was like, ‘OK, we are not messing around, this thing is going to be like full out. We are going to get everything, it’s going to continue to blow peoples minds.’ And everyone was like, ‘Alright Miley is stepping it up.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, it is my tour.’ The first time I was actually going out, no Hannah Montana, none of that. Just my own style.”

On retiring her Hannah Montana character:

 I thought about retiring when I was like 15. Just kidding. I would have retired like twelve years ago. I want to continue to do everything I can. My dad always says, ‘If you ain’t having fun, it ain’t working.’ And so when I stop having fun, I’ll just quit everything altogether. But, I’m having fun.. I think I will forever do that, if I have the people that I’m around still around me. They make me happy, and the people that I work with I really love. ..I will be able to tour the rest of my life if I am having fun.

On her biggest mistake:

 ”I think everything I do is exaggerated a lot. I think that no matter what, I think it is all about respect. People forget that when you are in the public eye, people forget you still have to respect people and you still have to (respect) their privacy. And also respect my family and trust the fact that my parents are raising me just like everyone else is raising their kids. They are doing it the way they want to. It is not for the media or for any one else to judge how they should or should not raise me.”