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Google "Miley Cyrus" today, and you'll likely turn up many articles ironically calling out to her naked, tongue-wagging Rolling Stone cover. Yes, she's naked and her tongue is indeed out (like it is in every other picture of late), but at this point in Miley's career, we've seen it all.
Sure, seeing her pose nude for the October 10th issue of Rolling Stone isn't exactly shocking (lest we forget, she topped Maxim's 2013 Hot 100 List). Sarcastically addressing it is easy, and, yes, adds to the conversation many of us wish would stop happening around the performer, but it detracts from the actual content of Josh Eells' story. After rolling your eyes and silently praying this is the last time you see Miley's tongue, take the time to read his profile piece, because you'll find the ex-Disney star at her most honest — commenting on the double standard of her VMAs performance, explaining what really went into her changed image, and defending the flack she's received for "just being Miley."
It might even thrill you to know Miley's growing up and away from what happened on MTV: "People expect me to come out and twerk with my tongue out all the time. I'll probably never do that shit again."
You can find the full interview here, before the issue officially hits stands October 10th.