Miley Cyrus, who will be appearing on the cover of Marie Claire for its September issue, talked about Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video and the topic of being a role model.
Cyrus pointed out what she believes is the hypocrisy in the way people perceive Swift as a role model. In the past, Cyrus had even allegedly used the word "sexless" when referring to Swift.
"I don't get the violence revenge things," shared Cyrus with the magazine. "That's supposed to be a good example? And I'm a bad role model because I'm running around with my titties out? I'm not sure how titties are worse than guns."
Cyrus also talked about the presence of double standards in the music industry and how it gave her a different kind of reception compared to the reception that is given to male artists.
"There is so much sexism, ageism, you name it," said Cyrus. "Kendrick Lamar sings about LSD and he's cool. I do it and I'm a druggie whore."
Cyrus will be hosting the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30. Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" received seven nominations from the said award-giving body, which include Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects.
If Cyrus talked about double standards, rap artist Nicki Minaj felt that the industry had certain body type requirements, which she believed was the reason why her solo video "Anaconda" and her duet with Beyoncé "Feeling Myself" were not among those nominated in the VMA's Video of the Year category.
"If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year," said Minaj.
Swift replied on Twitter that if ever she wins, she wants Nicki Minaj to come up with her and that she's invited to any stage she's ever on. However, Swift hasn't replied to Cyrus' comments.
All three artists will be at the same event on a single night, but Cyrus may have the advantage as she will have the microphone all to herself being this year's host.
Cyrus also talked about how the industry has the never-ending cycle of people getting famous and making more money.
"People get more famous, so that they can make their brand more famous, so that they can sell more shit, so that they can make more money. It's a never-ending cycle," said Cyrus. "Getting more money, having more hits, being the lead in the movie—those things might stimulate you, but they don't make you happy. I've experienced it all already, and I'm telling you firsthand, it doesn't."