Channeling her inner fangirl, Cyrus, 18, chatted with the 52-year-old Runaways singer, whom she nominated for the September “Heroes” issue of V Magazine.
“People see me as this perfect Disney star, and the moment I put out a record that says ‘I’m not 11 years old anymore,’ people look down on me,” Cyrus said. “That’s why I have always looked up [to] you. When you came out people were shocked that there was a chick that wanted to rock as hard as the guys.”
Jett, in turn, expressed her admiration for the former Disney star, who has it much harder with the press than she did.
“I was thinking to myself … how difficult it must be to lead your life as a teenager with the paparazzi and the amount of press you’re surrounded by,” she told Cyrus. “I thought to myself, ‘Wow that was kind of a blessing that we didn’t have that stuff when I was growing up in The Runaways.’ ”
Said Cyrus: “I love that you never apologized for who you were. It’s something I had to learn. … I’m sick of feeling as if I owe someone an apology for being who I am.”
Ditto, Miley. DITTO.
Miley Cyrus is currently our most outspoken celebrity Jetthead; she has been mentioning Joan in interviews and performing her songs live for the last few years. Joan and Miley also performed together on Oprah earlier this year.
Maybe Miley will help us get #HappyBDayJoanJett to trend on 9/22? Pretty please, Miley?!? 🙂