“It is about needing to leave someone but not really wanting to completely cut yourself off from the relationship,” she tells Fashion magazine.
“It’s a time when you want to leave but you can’t. It’s also about moving on,” she adds.
Although her breakup with her one-time finance was just reported this month, they apparently had been on the outs for some time.
“I feel like I’m in a different lane now,” she says.
As for her critics, who grew legion over her MTV Video Music Awards performance, Miley shrugs them off.
Miley Cyrus Anything But Innocent in Fashion
“When it comes to critics, I have my blinders on and I don’t really feel like I have to compete with other pop artists,” she says.
“I never think, ‘oh this performance is going to make her look bad or out-shadow her’ either but if there is no competition, there would be no reason for any of us to show up to work.
“At an office, everyone is trying to be boss. Pop music is the same.”
She says her collaboration with photographer Terry Richardson on her “Wrecking Ball” video was all about capturing strength versus beauty. “His women look so strong in his images,” she says
Miley also praised who created the pink teddy bears for her VMA performance. “[I]t was one of the things I was hoping people would focus on. I was hoping some would think, ‘Miley may be out there shaking her ass and having fun but she’s got some intelligence.’
Some people just saw the teddy bears but they didn’t look into the details. We had [faux] Picasso paintings going by the stage too. People who want to open their eyes can see something bigger in my work.”
To read the cover story, pick up the FASHION Magazine on newsstands Oct. 7.
Also, check out Miley’s new director’s cut video below. Her album Bangerz, hits the streets Oct. 4. Pre-order it from amazon.com by clicking the link above.