Miley Cyrus: Madonna and I have the same message
January 30, 2014 Video

Miley Cyrus: Madonna and I have the same message

Tonight, MTV will air the “Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged” special at 9/8 PM featuring Madonna who will perform a mash-up of “Don’t Tell me” and “We Can’t Stop”.

Miley Cyrus gave a quick interview to MTV and talked about what it meant for her having Madonna there.

Here’s a transcription by Madonnarama…

To have someone here that wasn’t the obvious and something that was different than just being on my record. Something that people wouldn’t really expect. Even I didn’t expect Madonna to be necessarily down to do something like “Unplugged” with me.

The fact that she’s here kind of doing this hoedown thing with me now is so unbelievable. I’m so stoked.

I grew up listening to Madonna and a lot of what she represented for me is what I try to represent to girls now. Not being afraid of sexuality and really being who you want to be and doing what you want to do and that’s what “Don’t Tell me” is about.

“Don’t Tell me” is basically the same message of what I’m telling my fans with “We Can’t Stop.”
I feel like “We Can’t stop” is kind of the 2013 version of “Don’t Tell me” and so that was kind of the first song that came into my mind and it was awesome that she was so down with that and understood why that was important for a lot of… especially a lot of our fans who are young and trying to figure out their freedom. It doesn’t matter whether you’re gay, straight, whatever…
Everyone’s trying to figure out what their freedom is. So it’s talking and not being afraid to talk to every different type of human being and make them know that it’s cool to be who you are.

I really wanted her here, just because I wanted that energy.
I’m glad I can be on stage with someone that isn’t afraid of me or what I’m gonna do.

She’s so about it and about making a statement. That’s what being a real entertainer is.