Miley Cyrus: The Anti-Pop Culture Pop Star?

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Miley Cyrus could be considered the epitome of pop culture: she plays one of the most famous characters currently on TV (but not for long), her movie career is just beginning to take off, she sells out concert arenas around the world, and even dabbles in fashion with her own clothing line.

Yet, the pop icon says, "My 13-year-old self would have beaten up my 17-year-old self because she would be like, 'You're a sellout!'"

Why the harsh words? Because Miley wants to stay one step above the mainstream...and yes, that even means dissing Glee.

"I listen to zero pop music, which is really weird for someone who makes pop music," the teenage mogul reveals. But her pop music is different. "It's not dance music that's just about, 'Ooh, I'm in the club and everyone's looking at me.' It means something. I'm not just sitting here trying to sell glitz and glamour...because no one lives that life. A lot of [pop] songs are super shallow, but this music isn't."
Miley's not hating on Glee for being too shallow -- just a tad too theatrical.

"Honestly, musicals? I just can't. What if this was real life and I was just walking down the street on Rodeo Drive and all of a sudden I just burst into song about how much I love shoes?"

Uh, Miley, it's a TV show -- not reality.

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