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Miley Cyrus touts her toned body as she passes twerking tiara to Nicki Minaj

Miley Cyrus talks twerking.
Photo by Jason Merritt

Miley Cyrus has officially retired from her reign as the queen of twerking. With Nicki Minaj's video for "Anaconda" overtaking her "Wrecking Ball" record, Miley credited Minaj for her derriere. "I can bring that body, I can bring that wrecking ball, but I can’t bring that a**," she said, reported the Independent on Sept. 1.

However, that doesn't mean Miley has problems with her body image. After dealing with rumors that she had an eating disorder when she lost a significant amount of weight at one point, Miley announced that she feels she's taking a stand against sexism. She compared herself to Elvis Presley.

“Elvis, he wasn't wearing the outfits I was wearing but he was coming out and he was doing like the OG twerking," she said. Miley expressed her anger that although Elvis did moves similar to twerking, he never encountered the negative comments that she received.

"He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a sl*t because he wasn't a girl. It's that double standard and I think I'm doing something for the double standard," declared Miley, blaming what she views as the media's sexist slant.

However, Miley made it clear that she's surrendered her desire to try to become a female Elvis. "I've retired (from twerking), yeah," she said. "It’s not about twerking — it’s about music."

Active on social media, Miley has publicized her gluten-free diet. "For everyone calling me anorexic I have a gluten and lactose allergy," she tweeted after learning about rumors that she had an eating disorder. "It's not about weight it's about health."

In addition, she avoids fast food. "I can't eat it," she posted by a photo of herself with a bag of fast food. "So I'm just gonna smell the s--- out of it! My mouth is LITERALLY watering."

But spending time on the Internet has its downside. She admitted that reading other people's comments sometimes hurt, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune on Sept. 1.

With 49,452,968 Facebook followers, 18,426,402 Twitter followers and 12,306,880 Instagram followers, Miley doesn't lack for online fans. But that doesn't mean she is enamored of social media.

"You know what hurts your brain?" she demanded. "Googling yourself. You know what hurts your brain? Instagram. You know what hurts your brain? Reading comments on Facebook. You know what hurts your brain? Reading Us Weekly."

However, Miley feels that smoking weed is fine for your brain. "I put some picture of me smoking weed … on my Instagram because I was brought up in the way that we never thought marijuana was bad," she defended herself against negative feedback about her photos.

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