A 'Completely Clean' Miley Cyrus Sounds More Grown Up Than Ever

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If you've paid even a little bit of attention to Miley Cyrus's career over the past 10 years since she got her start as a Disney star, you know that's she's evolved from sweet and innocent to completely rebelling against that on-brand, squeaky-clean image by going to the other extreme. You know, singing the praises of cannabis while running around sticking her tongue out and riding wrecking balls completely nude. Now, in a new interview with Billboard, it sounds like Miley's really growing up and coming into her own.


One of the key revelations from the interview: The 24-year-old -- who is currently working on her sixth album -- has, at least for the time being, given up weed. Gasp. Yes, really. "I haven't smoked weed in three weeks, which is the longest I've ever [gone without it]," she explained. "I'm not doing drugs, I'm not drinking, I'm completely clean right now! That was just something that I wanted to do."

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Sounds like she's not saying she's through with it for good (NBD), but taking a breather and enjoying life without substances of any kind could be a healthy move.

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And speaking of healthy, Cyrus sounds so centered in her relationship these days. Although she broke up with BF Liam Hemsworth three years ago, the two fell for one another all over again.

"I needed to change so much," she told Billboard. "And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you're like, 'I don't recognize you anymore.' We had to refall for each other." Aww!

Cyrus also discussed being "super open, pansexual." Her gender-neutral sexual fluidity is something she's more than happy to talk about -- with Hemsworth and the world.

"I'm with a straight dude," the Voice coach shared. "But he's always like, 'Well, don't call me that!' I ask him sometimes, 'Do you like being a boy?' And he's like, 'I don't really think about it.' And that's crazy to me, because I think about being a girl all the time. I'm always like, 'It's weird that I'm a girl, because I just don't feel like a girl, and I don't feel like a boy. I just feel like nothing.' So when someone's too ­masculine, that really grosses me out."

At the same time, how Cyrus identifies has really helped her cope and feel influential in the wake of the presidential election, particularly as she's had The Voice as a platform. "By sitting there after the election in head-to-toe pink, while on the inside being a gender-neutral, ­sexually fluid person, hopefully that was saying ­something," Cyrus said. "I needed some sparkle in my life, to make me able to deal. Radiating love is ­something that is important to me -- hopefully, that is being political."

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We'd have to agree that it very much is, and the fact that she's owning her identity and being true to herself is, in itself, inspiring and badass. No doubt it'll also serve her art well. Can't wait to hear how Miley's latest reinvention comes through in her new music. 

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