Two days after Miley Cyrus publicly took back her apology for posing backless on the cover of Vanity Fair at age 15, the pop diva went into further detail on her hindsight during Jimmy Kimmel Live!
'When this photo was taken, my little sister [Noah, now 18] was here on set. She was actually sitting with Annie Leibovitz taking photos too,' the Hannah Montana alum ?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen on Tuesday.
'There was nothing sexualized about this on set. It was everyone's poisonous thoughts and minds that ended up turning this into something that wasn't meant to be. So actually, I shouldn't be ashamed, they should be.'
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Hindsight: Two days after Miley Cyrus publicly took back her apology for posing backless on the cover of Vanity Fair at age 15, the pop diva explained her reasoning on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
A decade later, the Grammy and Golden Globe nominee hinted that she felt pressure from her team and the Disney Channel, who scolded Vanity Fair for 'deliberately manipulating' her to 'sell magazines.'
'I think I [apologized at the time], but I'm sure someone told me to,' Miley (born Destiny) explained.
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'But you know what? That's why I don’t do what people tell me to anymore, because that idea sucked.'
Cyrus added: 'I was trying to balance and understand what being a role model is and, to me, I think being a role model has been my free spiritedness and sometimes my unapologetic attitude.'
It's been a year since the March For Our Lives performer told Billboard that she quit drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, and she's still abstaining.
'Because I am very focused on what I'm working on right now,' the goddaughter of Dolly Parton the 50-year-old host.
'I also think [marijuana] is the most magical, amazing...it's my first and true love, but it's just not for me at this time in my life. But I'm sure there will be a day I will happily indulge.'
Miley was on the late-night talk show to promote her new Converse collection and she gave Jimmy a $70 pair of her pink glittery 'Chuck Taylor All-Star' high-tops.
The Hannah Montana alum revealed: 'When this photo was taken, my little