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Miley Cyrus: "They wanted to put me with the Dr. Lukes of the world"

Miley Cyrus speaks candidly in the latest issue of Billboard about how different producers become popular at certain times but she only ever listened to her heart when it came to who she has in her team:

"When I met Pharrell [Williams], before “Blurred Lines,” before “Happy,” people wouldn’t take meetings with me because they said:

“He hasn’t had a hit in 10 years.

"They wanted to put me with the Dr. Lukes of the world, the Max Martins, and put me through the fucking assembly line, and I said, “No. This is someone who actually cares about me. This is someone I feel safe with.”

"I got completely shut out, and I had to just trust myself. What feels right to me feels right to my fans, because they know some dude in a suit didn’t tell me to do it. And by the way, I brought “Wrecking Ball” to Luke. No one put me in the room with Luke. I had done “Party in the U.S.A.” with him, and that’s just someone I thought could handle that sound."

Cyrus also told Billboard that she no longer smokes cannabis:

"This is crazy, but I haven’t smoked weed in three weeks which is the longest I’ve ever (gone without it).

"I like to surround myself with people that make me want to get better, more evolved, open. And I was noticing, it’s not the people that are stoned."

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