Katy Perry's breakout single "I Kissed a Girl" may not explicitly be about Miley Cyrus, but a joke about the "Malibu" singer being Perry's muse in 2008 kicked off, a almost ten-year friendship! According to Miley, "that's, like, a really long time". I had just spent 10 years every day with my dad and grandma.
She added: "Dude. I had to go to Disney the other day to promote [my new music], and you know ['Hannah Montana'] was the first thing they [mentioned]". Which is really, really weird!
Later that year, she also broke up with fiance Liam Hemsworth, 27, but they reconciled in 2016 and their engagement is back on for a second time.
"When she came out with 'I Kissed a Girl, ' I was doing the Hannah Montana movie, and I heard her on the radio", Cyrus recalled.
After the performance, Cyrus revealed that "Malibu" was much more than a typical "love song" and explored the true meaning of the lyrics, telling Duran, "I had to really heal myself individually, and then this song about finding a new love with an old love, maybe you're finding a new freedom - is also about individuality and the freedom in that". And then I started driving my dad towards the end because I could start driving, and then my grandma went with me.
"That's when I started doing my whole VMA controversy", she noted. "She just thought it was cool that I got to go with Katy Perry".
And the "Wrecking Ball" singer insists their friendship has remained strong ever since.
"I'm a little bit of a nervous person even though I try to keep it cool, but I'm actually always kind of freaking out at all times", she confessed to US radio host Elvis Duran.
She told WKTU Radio's "Cubby and Carolina in the Morning" on Tuesday (16.05.17): "So, that's how we met, and we just stayed friends".
Cyrus is going in a new direction with her career, leaving behind the foam fingers, outrageous outfits and explicit lyrics with which she has been associated. Everyone always hits me up. I think if you're growing up attached to another person, you never really get solid as your own being.