Miley Cyrus Never Googles Herself: 'If I Knew What People Say, I'd Probably Hate Myself'
In a new interview with BBC, the former Disney darling discussed transforming from the sweet-faced Hannah Montana child star to the artist she is today, while ignoring the naysayers all along the way.
"People that probably fall off are the people obsessed with googling themselves and knowing what people are saying," she said. "If I knew what people are saying about me, I'd probably hate myself. I don't look at that kind of stuff."
Cyrus, 20, believes she has a solid fan base backing her as she prepares to drop her forthcoming fourth studio album this fall. Her catchy comeback single, "We Can't Stop," hit No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100, and it's subversive music video has broke Vevo records as the fastest clip to reach 100 million views.
"I knew it was gonna be great," she said of the video. "And I knew it was gonna go viral like that because it's just interesting."
Despite the success of the single, Cyrus is in no rush to push out her much-anticipated new music, which is in part thanks to her name-making — money-making — career on the Disney Channel.
"I worked for five years on something that was a character where I didn't really get to be completely the creative person that I wanted to be so at this point I did the work that I had to do," Cyrus said. "I had to kinda make my money and do all that so now I don't have to worry about necessarily any of that. I can just make music because I love it."
"It doesn't have to really be driven by, 'I wanna build up my fan base,' because I have an amazing fan base that's followed me," she continued. "Now because I don't have any more responsibilities or have anyone that I have to really answer to, I can take as long as I want and just be patient on this record."