While pretty much everyone in the world acknowledges that Mariah Carey is an incredible singer, Miley Cyrus says she has a problem with the rest of the diva's image.
While Miley does feel that Mariah is a near-perfect vocalist, she tells Elle magazine, "I've never really been a fan, because it's so much about Mariah Carey. That's part of her shtick; I can see through that."
"That's part of what makes her a gay icon; like, it's about Mimi!" Miley continues. "It's about what she's wearing, and it's about her. What I make isn't about me. It's about sharing my story; it's about someone being connected to what I'm saying."
Cyrus adds, "It's cool to tell a real story. When I did my last record, I called it Dead Petz. It was inspired by my dog who died. You're allowed to let people in. It doesn't all have to be metaphorical. Everything on the radio is metaphorical in a bad way...Why not be honest? I can't remember the lies."
Mariah's fans -- Lambs, as she calls them -- are among the most devoted in music, so we hope Miley's prepared for the inevitable onslaught of criticism.
You can pick up the latest issue of Elle now to read the rest of Miley's interview.
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