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“It’s easy, dude,” she said of giving up weed. “When I want something, it’s f**king easy for me. But if anyone told me not to smoke, I would not have done it. It’s because it was on my time. I know exactly where I am right now. I know what I want this record to be. And not in the sense of manipulation -- wanting something from my fans or the audience, like some slimy thing -- ‘How do I get attention?’ I never thought about that.”
The outspoken activist also wants to use her new image to open up a dialogue with those who differ with her politically. This decision sparked her desire to be on The Voice
alongside country singer Blake Shelton.
“I’m down for hanging with Blake [Shelton]. I actually want to take advantage of the fact that he’s there, [because] his fans don’t really take me seriously as a country artist,” she said. “One, I haven’t given them that music. But I’ve got a tattoo of Johnny Cash’s autograph that he gave me when I was a little girl that says, ‘I’m in your corner.’ Dolly Parton is my f**king godmother. The fact that country music fans are scared of me, that hurts me. All the nipple pastie s**t, that’s what I did because I felt it was part of my political movement, and that got me to where I am now. I’m evolving, and I surround myself with smart people that are evolved.”
Cyrus had to return to The Voice
to film the day after the presidential election results, when she posted a video online of herself in tears.