"That made me feel like I had to be a femme-bot, which I'm not," the "Wrecking Ball" singer told the mag.
"And then when I was with a girl, I felt like, ' Oh s–t, she's going to need someone to protect her, so I'm going to need to have this macho energy.' And that didn't feel right either." PHOTOS: Celebrity LGBT allies Cyrus (whose male exes include Liam Hemsworth and Patrick Schwarzenegger) doesn't want to be limited by those kinds of gender stereotypes in a relationship.
Miley Cyrus has spoken about her feelings on her controversial past in a new interview. It’s just myself has been a lot of different people because I change a lot.” Recently, Cyrus admitted she’ll never be able to shake off her infamous ‘Wrecking Ball’ video.
The singer regularly drew headlines for her sexualised image, lyrics about drugs and nude photoshoots around the time of her ‘Bangerz‘ album. “It should be more shocking that when I was 11 or 12, I was put in full hair and makeup, a wig, and told what to wear by a group of mostly older men.” She added: “It’s no wonder that a lot of people lose their way and lose who they really are because they always have people telling them who to be.” “I just want people to see that this is who I am right now,” she said. Appearing on the Zach Sang Show, she said: “That’s something you can’t take away.
So any moment, on any circumstance, she actually just writes a song, so we love her and having her around is fun," Elsa explained.
"[We'll say], 'Just sing us something,' and she does.""She's amazing and my kids love her, and she has an amazing voice," the mom of three added. 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 8, 2007 in Hollywood, California. Rodriguez/Getty Images)UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 26: Actress Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards held at The Gibson Amphitheatre on August 26, 2007 in Universal City, California.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Wire Image) HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 17: Actress/Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Bolt' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 17, 2008 in Hollywood, California.
(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Singer-actress Miley Cyrus arrives at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.
"I think that's what's given me the openness of sexuality.
(Photo by Michael Tran/Film Magic)LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 12: Actress Miley Cyrus arrives at 'The Hunger Games' Los Angeles premiere held at Nokia Theatre L. Live on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, United States.
(Photo by Lester Cohen/Wire Image)CENTURY CITY, CA - JUNE 27: Actress Miley Cyrus arrives at the 8th Annual Australians In Film Breakthrough Awards at Inter Continental Hotel on June 27, 2012 in Century City, California.
(Photo by Gregg De Guire/Wire Image) Actress/singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert 3D' at the El Capitan Theater on January 17, 2008 in Hollywood, California.
(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Film Magic)NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Actress/musician Miley Cyrus attends the Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall on September 5, 2008 in New York City.