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Miley Cyrus Gets "Rolling Stone" Tattoo; Talks VMAs, Kanye & Bieber

Theo Wenner/Rolling Stone(LOS ANGELES) -- How would you celebrate landing your first Rolling Stone cover?  Miley Cyrus is celebrating the honor deep down in her very "soles" -- the soles of her feet.

The singer has gotten the words "Rolling" and "$tone," with the "S" turned into a dollar sign, tattooed on the bottoms of her feet to celebrate the fact that she's gracing the cover of the magazine's new "Hot Issue."  She's posing in swimming pool, topless, with her arms covering her breasts and, of course, her tongue sticking out.

Why a tattoo?  "I thought about going to play laser tag," she tells the magazine. "But laser tag sucks. And we could have gone bowling, but what are we, 90?" 

So a tattoo it is.  It isn't her first, of course: she has about eight or nine others.

In her cover story, Cyrus once again addresses her infamous MTV VMA performance. "We could have even gone further, but we didn't. I thought that's what the VMAs were all about! It's not the Grammys or the Oscars. You're not supposed to show up in a gown, Vanna White-style. It's supposed to be fun!" she says.

She continues, "America is just so weird in what they think is right and wrong...was watching Breaking Bad the other day, and they were cooking meth. I could literally cook meth because of that show. It's a how-to. And then they bleeped out the word 'f**k.' And I'm like, really? They killed a guy, and disintegrated his body in acid, but you're not allowed to say 'f**k'?"

As for those who say her performance was too sexy, Cyrus says, "I wasn't trying to be sexy.  If I was trying to be sexy, I could have been sexy. I can dance a lot better than I was dancing." 

She says she also knows that those horn-like pigtails she wore weren't flattering, that sticking her tongue out isn't sexy, and that even the idea of her twerking is conceptually silly.

"People are like, 'Miley thinks she's a black girl, but she's got the flattest a** ever,'" she tells the magazine. "I'm like, I'm 108 pounds! I know! Now people expect me to come out and twerk with my tongue out all the time. I'll probably never do that s**t again."

Cyrus reveals that she's grateful for the support of one major celebrity: Kanye West. She says at the VMAs, before her performance, he came up to her and said, "There are not a lot of artists I believe in more than you right now."  She recalls, "The whole room went quiet.  I was like, 'Yo -- can you say that again?!'  I just kept repeating that over and over in my mind, and it made me not nervous." Later, they recorded a remix together, and Kanye bought her five pairs of fur Céline slippers.

On the subject of Justin Bieber, Cyrus says, "He's trying really hard.  People don't take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play guitar, he really can sing. I just don't want to see him f**k that up, to where people think he's Vanilla Ice." 

She adds, "I tell, 'You don't want to become a joke. When you go out, don't start sh**. Don't come in shirtless.' But the thing is, I think boys are, like, seven years behind. So in his head, he's really, like, 12."

Finally, Cyrus explains why she shed a tear in the video for her #1 hit "Wrecking Ball."  "That was real," she says. "My dog just passed away."

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