Miley Cyrus Learned About Fame From Father’s Fans

Rob Tannenbaum
Rolling Stone
Miley Cyrus, Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Miley Cyrus was plenty familiar with the trappings of fame long before her starring role on Hannah Montana brought her any of her own. Her father, Billy Ray, landed a massive country hit with "Achy Breaky Heart" in 1992, a few months before Miley was born. Cyrus, 20, grew up watching the way her father's fans responded to seeing him in concert.
"My brother and I, our job was to collect panties off the stage at the end of the night," the singer tells Rolling Stone's Rob Tannenbaum. "That was fun. Sometimes I'd find size XXXXL panties, and I'd be like, 'Dad, your fans are hot!'"

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Cyrus adds that she and her brother managed to find a way to repurpose the oversized underwear. "We'd use them as slingshots, or [tired] to make a hammock out of the big-girl bras," says the starlet, who this week released a video for her new single "We Can't Stop."
Miley's working on a new album with the producer Mike WiLL Made It, and keeping plenty busy in the meantime. She contributed vocals and appeared in the video to Snoop Lion's track "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" earlier this year, and this spring posted a clip online of herself wearing a unicorn onesie and "twerking" to the J Dash and Flo Rida tune "WOP."

The singer is also engaged to the Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, who appeared in The Hunger Games.
Read Tannenbaum's full Q&A with the artist in the July 4th issue of Rolling Stone.
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