Miley Cyrus Looks Up To Joan Jett
Miley Cyrus has always been a fan of Joan Jett. After all, she preformed Joan's hit "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" when she first auditioned for the role of Hannah on Hannah Montana. She also borrowed inspiration from Jett's fashion style for her outfit on the cover of her album Can't Be Tamed.
Therefore it should come as no surprise that Miley was super nervous when she found out she would be meeting one of her idols, Joan Jett.
Miley nominated Joan for the September "Heroes" issue of V Magazine and she got the opportunity to sit and chat with the queen of rock.
"People see me as this perfect Disney star, and the moment I put out a record that says 'I'm not 11 years old anymore,' people look down on me," Cyrus shared with the rock star. "That's why I have always looked up [to] you. When you came out people were shocked that there was a chick that wanted to rock as hard as the guys."
The Runaways singer revealed how it was easier her at that time because there were no paparazzi chasing them down.
"I was thinking to myself … how difficult it must be to lead your life as a teenager with the paparazzi and the amount of press you're surrounded by," she shared with Cyrus. "I thought to myself, 'Wow that was kind of a blessing that we didn't have that stuff when I was growing up in The Runaways.'"
One thing Miley is going to make sure she borrows from Joan is her ability to own who she is.
"I love that you never apologized for who you were. It's something I had to learn. … I'm sick of feeling as if I owe someone an apology for being who I am," shared Miley with Joan.
That's some great advice!