Miley Cyrus has opened up about her feud with the late Sinead O’Connor after the Irish singer claimed the pop star was being “pimped” out.
Following O’Connor’s demise in July aged 56, many followers remembered the open letter penned by O’Connor to Cyrus.
The letter addressed the then-recent launch of the music video for Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball”, by which she is seen swinging on a demolition ball whereas nude.
After Cyrus mentioned that she’d been impressed by O’Connor’s accompanying visuals for her 1990 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U”, O’Connor replied to the then-20-year-old “within the spirit of motherliness and with love”.
She advised Cyrus that it wasn’t “‘cool’ to be bare and licking sledgehammers in your movies”, including that she is being “pimped” by the music trade.
You possibly can learn the complete letter right here.
Cyrus has now addressed the letter, as nicely as her response on the time, in new ABC documentary Limitless Summer season Trip: Continued (Yard Periods).
“On the time once I made ‘Wrecking Ball’, I used to be anticipating for there to be controversy and backlash, however I don’t assume I anticipated different girls to place me down or activate me, particularly girls that had been in my place earlier than,” the 30-year-old recalled.
“So that is once I had obtained an open letter from Sinéad O’Connor, and I had no concept concerning the fragile psychological state that she was in.”
On the time, Cyrus responded by making enjoyable of outdated tweets despatched by O’Connor throughout a interval of ailing psychological well being. She in contrast the singer to former Nickelodeon little one star Amanda Bynes, who was additionally struggling mentally.
O’Connor tweeted again that Cyrus was “mocking myself and Amanda Bynes for having suffered with psychological well being points and for having sought assist”, including: “It isn’t acceptable to mock any particular person for having suffered.”
Rising emotional as she mentioned her response within the documentary, the previous Disney Channel star continued: “I used to be additionally solely 20 years outdated. So I may actually solely wrap my head round psychological sickness a lot and all that I noticed was that one other girl had advised me that this concept was not my concept.
“Even when I used to be satisfied that it was, it was nonetheless simply males in energy’s concept of me and that they had manipulated me to consider that it was my very own concept when it by no means actually was. And it was. And it’s. And I nonetheless find it irresistible.”
Cyrus mentioned that she had “been judged for thus lengthy for my very own selections that I used to be simply exhausted”, however lastly felt with “Wrecking Ball” that she was making “my very own selections and my very own selections”.
“To have that taken away from me deeply upset me,” she concluded, earlier than including: “God bless Sinéad O’Connor for actual, in all seriousness.”
Cyrus then performs her music “Surprise Girl”, with the phrases: “Devoted to Sinead O’Connor” written on the display.