"I’m not trying to be in the squad." she told The Times. "None of my friends are famous and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives, because I’m inspired by them."
While she's not super friendly with Swift and Minaj, Cyrus does admit that she is extremely inspired by Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, who produced much of the Dead Petz project. She's so inspired by him, in fact, that she believes Coyne may possess the spirit of one of her dead pets.
"This is going to sound crazy, [but a Chinese healer] sent me into a state where my dog [Floyd] was lifted out of my lungs and placed on my shoulder," she recalled.
She added that after she petted Floyd for three hours in this alternate state of consciousness, and his energy was let out. "I really think, in a way, his energy went into Wayne’s energy. What he was to me, Wayne has become," the 22-year-old singer explained.
"It’s really scary,” she said. "If one of my friends doesn’t see me for two or three weeks, you have to re-get to know me in a way. My soul will still be the same, but everything around me can be different, and I won’t dress the same and maybe different kinds of people will be around."
One of the more talked-about moments at the VMAs was when Cyrus accidentally flashed the audience on live TV. But given her openness with nudity in the past, we don't think she cared too much about her wardrobe malfunction.
"I put naked pictures on my Instagram -- I don't care," Cyrus told The Times. "It’s not interesting anymore to see me like that."
Here's the more memorable moments of Cyrus hosting Sunday night's VMAs: