Miley Cyrus is more than ready to own up to the girl she really is versus the girl the Disney Channel branded as Hannah Montana, according to a report on the New York Daily News, Sept. 1, 2013. In the singer's own words to Britain's Sunday People newspaper, Miley shrugged, "I'm messed up … I have so many f---ing issues."
Years ago the image of teen idols were protected by the studios who held their contracts, and if the stars wanted to keep those contracts, they "toed" the studio line. From their social life to their fashions, their image was protected and nurtured to be one that was marketable to the mainstream teeny-hoppers. One might think of it as a noose with a dollar sign hung around their pocket book, "No twerking allowed."
Disney led Miley around with that rope for many successful years; and her brand was an easy sell to tweens. However, Miley is ready to toss that image in the garbage and move on, denying people bought it in the first place: "During 'Hannah Montana' I think people knew I was acting," adding, "I've never been able to hide anything, a bit like Justin Bieber."
If Miley's latest vulgar performance with Robin Thicke during their performance at the MTV Video Music Awards was deliberately twerked to tweak a "see me!" impact, she can pat herself on the back because she literally "stole the show." Does anyone even remember any other performance that evening?
From this point on, Miley appears determined to sell her "bad girl" image as hard as Disney sold her "good girl" image. The big question is not whether Miley, as she said, "is messed up" but whether she really, really "messed up." Unless Miley quickly changes her sheets, time will tell if Miley has "twerked" her bed and she's gotta sleep in it.