Miley Cyrus has spoken out about her reputation as being considered ‘crazy’ and says it is not something which bothers her.
The singer, 21, gave a rousing performance in front of Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge on Monday.
She told Channel Seven Sunrise presenters David Koch and Sam Armytage: ‘No it really doesn’t bother me when people tell me I’m crazy because I am.’
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‘The thing is my dad always told me the most important thing – and I grew up around people like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton and those people are not normal.
‘It’s always been the way you treat people and I have had the greatest examples of that.
‘There’s many girls that I know..who come out..and they will be all polite. But in person they are not so polite. And they are not so kind.’
‘I hope, all the time, I have heard, my reputation is a good one. I say hello to everybody and I treat everybody the same.
‘I actually treat people at the bottom of the list much better that the people at the top, because the people at the top have enough people sucking up to them.’
She revealed how she has tried to emulate the way country music legend Dolly Parton treats those around her: ‘She will go to the janitor before the director and give them a signed autograph and a hat.
‘So if anyone thinks I’m crazy I would rather be crazy than not a nice person.’
The 21-year-old made sure the Harbour City’s natural beauty didn’t outshine her flamboyant outfit which included a very high cut leotard by Australian label Di$count Univer$e.
Emblazoned with a growling open mouth printed with red lips, she teamed it with a green sequinned coat.
The long jacket, which had a dark fuchsia fur collar, was emblazoned with an eye on the back and carried the greeting: ‘Hello Sydney.’
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Playing up for the crowd: The 21-year-old also wore a pair of knee length socks and black boots and had a flouro pink head band covered in tiny pom-poms, which had been made for her by fans
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Enjoying the spotlight: A fan threw a mask of Miley up on stage. The singer joined in on the fun by holding the picture up to her face while singing
The 21-year-old also wore a pair of knee length socks and black boots and had a flouro pink head band covered in tiny pom-poms, which had been made for her by fans.
During her performance on Sunrise the pop singer belted out the high notes of her popular tracks Wrecking Ball and We Can’t Stop, before performing a special Coldplay cover for the live audience which wasn’t televised for fans at home.
In an interview with the show’s presenter Edwina Bartholomew, Miley said she had enjoyed the downtime she had had on tour in Australia.
She also revealed she was going to be climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Tuesday.
‘I’m climbing up that thing tomorrow. I’ve gotten told. I’m kind of nervous about it But I’m excited.’
She then attempted to do an Australian accent – and sounded a little more like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
However she admitted: ‘ I can kind of do it but’s kind of wonky.’
The singer revealed she doesn’t have plans to do any work with Justin Bieber at the moment but her next collaboration is with The Flaming Lips, who also happen to be one of her favourite bands.
When asked who her biggest inspiration was she said: Wayne Coyne (the lead singer). Right now we are doing a record with The Flaming Lips – it’s pretty edgy.’
Miley also went into detail about her pre and post show rituals, saying before a show she get’s her dancers and band ready for the performance.
‘(We) get together, with all my dancers and band. We do this ooh, ahh, eh, turn up thing. We all kind of come together.’
After the show she revealed it takes her time to relax after the high octane atmosphere of being on stage: ‘I kind of don’t I am up until 5am because of all the thrills and that adrenalin rush.’
The singer also said some of the strangest gifts she gets are animals: ‘Someone gave me a pig – (called) Pig and she is four months old.’