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Christopher Morris—VII for TIME

Miley Cyrus

Apr 23, 2014

If I didn’t know how smart and talented Miley is, I might worry about her. But I’ve watched her grow up. So I don’t. She knows what she’s doing. She was very proud of the work she did as Hannah Montana, but people were gonna leave her there forever. And she was just smotherin’ and chokin’ in it. So she felt she had to do something completely drastic. And she did. She made her point, she made her mark, and more power to her. “Wrecking Ball” is a great song. The whole album is great. So I’m hoping that now she can relax and show people how talented she really is. ’Cause the girl can write. The girl can sing. The girl is smart. And she doesn’t have to be so drastic. But I will respect her choices. I did it my way, so why can’t she do it her way?

Backstage at Bangerz With Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.
Christopher Morris—VII for TIME
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.  Shown here prior to the concert, backstage in the dinning room joined by her  cast of furry friends and cartoon characters.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.  Shown here prior to the concert, backstage in the dinning room joined by her  cast of furry friends and cartoon characters.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.  Shown here prior to the concert, backstage in the dinning room joined by her  cast of furry friends and cartoon characters.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.  Shown here are her backup dancers backstage prior to the show.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.  Shown here are her backup dancers backstage prior to the show.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.  Shown here are her backup dancers backstage prior to the show.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.
Miley Cyrus, "The Bangerz Tour"  at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.
Christopher Morris—VII for TIME
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