Miley Cyrus Criticises Grammys For Not Taking Her Seriously: ‘Where the F— Was I’

In a cover story interview with a Magazine, Miley Cyrus opened up about her recent triumph at the Grammys, where she won her first awards for ‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Solo Performance.’ Reflecting on her long journey in the music industry, she expressed mixed emotions about finally receiving recognition after more than two decades of hard work.

“No shade,” Cyrus commented, “but I’ve been doing this for 20 years, and this is my first time actually being taken seriously at the Grammys? I’ve had a hard time figuring out what the measurement is there, because if we want to talk stats and numbers, then where the f— was I?”

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Continuing her candid reflections, Cyrus questioned the criteria for recognition, highlighting her significant cultural impact. “And if you want to talk about, like, impact on culture, then where the f— was I? This is not about arrogance. I am proud of myself.”

During the interview, Cyrus also reminisced about her performance of ‘Flowers’ at the 2024 Grammys. She shared that she aimed to approach the event with a childlike confidence, reminiscent of her younger self’s fearlessness. “I wrote on this dream board that I wanted to show up to the 

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Grammys with childlike confidence, like when a kid isn’t scared to just dive into the deep end or do a backflip because they don’t know what’s on the other side,” she explained. “My 12-year-old self got to come out and play, while my 31-year-old self was Bob Mackie with big hair.”

At one point, Cyrus playfully teased the audience for their subdued reaction, asking, “Why are y’all acting like y’all don’t know this song?” She later celebrated her Grammy win in style by changing the lyrics of her hit single to “I just won my first Grammy,” referencing her victory for Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Flowers’.

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