Miley Cyrus on the Joe Rogan Experience #1531

Key Takeaways

  • When you’re a celebrity, it’s hard to avoid gossip about you even if you don’t purposely search for it:
    • “I don’t click on this shit…It comes into my life.” – Miley Cyrus
  • Death is when you remove all the people you love out of your life:
    • “I didn’t kick all the people that had my best interest at heart out, that’s where you die.” – Miley Cyrus
  • An unfortunate truth: a lot of beautiful art is created through pain. Miley says going through traumatic events, like her house burning down, inspired her to created amazing music. Joe agrees:
    • “You can’t be some person who just lives in a fucking monastery and breathes in and breathes out all day and then put out amazing art. You have to have pain and life and stress.” – Joe Rogan
  • Miley enjoys doing things that are difficult and challenges her:
    • “If it’s something that’s easy, I don’t fucking want it. I never have.” Miley Cyrus
  • With more and more people using filters for their photos, the standards for beauty have reached an impossible level and are making everyone else feel insecure:
    • “That’s why these girls are so insecure because they think all these people that they see online are perfect but every one of those bitches is using filters” Joe Rogan
  •  Miley doesn’t let stats judge whether or not her art is successful:
    • “When people send me the stats of my song, I don’t open it. When people send me the charts or the views, I don’t open it because I don’t want to get attached to success or numbers.” – Miley Cyrus
  • “When you listen to someone sing a song, like a really good song, it’s an expression of who they are at that point in time in their life and you can get wrapped up in their mind” Joe Rogan
  • Joe is a big fan of Miley Cyrus’s music and often listens to her songs before going to a stage to do comedy
    • “I like it, I like your music” – Joe Rogan

Intro

  • Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and record producer. 
  • Host: Joe Rogan (@joerogan)

Books Mentioned

  • One day at the airport, Miley saw the book Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen. She read it and the author has been her therapist for 10 years.
  • The book, The Brain in Love by Daniel Amen, talks about how being in love affects our brain and behavior
    • “I’ve read it a lot because I had a tendency to need someone in my life at all times” – Miley Cyrus
  • In the book, The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt, the author shows a correlation between depression in young girls and the invention of the iPhone
  • Irresistible by Adam Alter is about how smartphones and apps are designed to be addicting
    • “It’s about how people are addicted to your phones and application” – Joe Rogan

Miley’s Plans To Write Books

  • In the future, Miley wants to write a children’s book series about the realistic coming of age stories. A few topics she wants to write about:
    • Drugs and their effects
    • Equality and diversity
    • Rebellion and mental illness in youth

Downsides Of Being A Celebrity

  • When you’re a celebrity, it’s hard to avoid gossip about you even if you don’t purposely search for it:
    • “I don’t click on this shit…It comes into my life.” – Miley Cyrus
  • A lot of the news about celebrities is also outdated by the time it goes to print
    • Vanity Fair did a piece about Miley’s marriage but by the time the magazine was published, she was going through her divorce
    • “You’re really not able to tell your story in real-time” – Miley Cyrus
  • Writing something down brings a lot more meaning to it
    • “Something about writing it down gives a lot of power. I don’t like to write down things that I don’t mean. That’s why I don’t write songs that I hate.” – Miley Cyrus
      • “Once you write it down, they’re like alive” 
        • Reading all of the fake news or false gossip about Miley’s life made her question what was real and what wasn’t
          • “Sometimes I’d be trying to prove something I didn’t need to prove”

Dealing With A Brain Injury

  • When Miley was 2, she had a major head injury from hitting a tree (her dad was driving a dirt bike and had her in a backpack). She believes that injury played a big role in creating who she is today.
  • One day at the airport, Miley saw the book Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen. She read it and the author has been her therapist for 10 years.
    • Miley has undergone a SPECT (Single-photon emission computed tomography) scan to better understand how her brain functions
      • She introduced fish and omega supplements into her diet to help her brain function better
        • “The omegas have really changed my life for me…I was like so dry from having none of these healthy fats in my diet.” – Miley Cyrus
      • She says she felt a lot more sharper after getting off the vegan diet (she was vegan from 2013-2019)
        • “I try to eat for my brain type and not my blood type”

Thoughts On Being Famous

  • Miley’s mentor is Dolly Parton
  • When you’re super famous, you need people who love you, will say no to you, and help keep you on the right path
    • There’s a reason a lot of kings and rulers are known as tyrants; power corrupts people and gets into their heads
  • Death is when you remove all the people you love out of your life:
    • “I didn’t kick all the people that had my best interest at heart out, that’s where you die.” – Miley Cyrus

Taking Care of Herself

  • Miley enjoys pilates
  • “If I don’t work out, I’m not a great person” – Miley Cyrus
    • “We don’t do calls or work meetings before I workout” 
  • Being a top entertainer is like being a professional athlete: You need to eat right, exercise, and take days off to recover
  • Miley enjoys doing things that are difficult and challenges her:
    • “If it’s something that’s easy, I don’t fucking want it. I never have.” Miley Cyrus
      • She left Nashville because she didn’t want to be a big fish in a small pond
  • To wind down, Miley uses hypnosis techniques by Dr. Amen and listens to Headspace and Calm
  • When Miley flies on a plane, she usually has to lay down because her back and hips hurt her so much
  • Miley has to deal with a lot of physical pain:
    • “From the end of my toe to the top of my head pretty much hurts a lot of the time, but I’m working on that pain management and I do like CBD” Miley Cyrus

Filters Have Gone Too Far

  • Technology has gotten so advanced that Joe’s daughter took a picture of him and turned him into an attractive girl using a filter
    • “It’s witchcraft” – Joe Rogan
  • With more and more people using filters for their photos, the standards for beauty have reached an impossible level and are making everyone else feel insecure:
    • “That’s why these girls are so insecure because they think all these people that they see online are perfect but every one of those bitches is using filters” Joe Rogan
  • In the book, The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt, the author shows a correlation between depression in young girls and the invention of the iPhone
    • Phones are also extremely addicting. Joe is currently reading Irresistible by Adam Alter to learn more about the subject.

Talking Music

  • Miley Cyrus started touring when she was 12 
    • All those years of singing have added up and she recently needed to get surgery on her throat 
      • “The voice can be like the face, it collects wrinkles and it tells a story…It collects dirt.” – Miley Cyrus
        • Miley has been sober ever since her vocal surgery
  • Miley doesn’t judge her songs’ success based on stats:
    • “When people send me the stats of my song, I don’t open it. When people send me the charts or the views, I don’t open it because I don’t want to get attached to success or numbers.” – Miley Cyrus
  • There are music labels that pay popular Tik-Tok users to create videos using their label’s music
  • An unfortunate truth, a lot of beautiful art is created through pain. Miley says going through traumatic events, like her house burning down, inspired her to created amazing music. Joe agrees:
    • “You can’t be some person who just lives in a fucking monastery and breathes in and breathes out all day and then put out amazing art. You have to have pain and life and stress.” – Joe Rogan
  • “When you listen to someone sing a song, like a really good song, it’s an expression of who they are at that point in time in their life and you can get wrapped up in their mind” Joe Rogan
    • Joe often listens to Miley Cyrus’s songs before going to a stage to do comedy

Additional Notes

  • After taking ayahuasca, Miley saw herself puking up the spirits of all the animals she’s ever eaten  
  • Miley is a huge fan of TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Miley recently divorced
  • If you’re going to date Miley Cyrus, you better know what you want:
    • “I’m just not interested in taking, you know, another 10 years like I did with my first love, figuring that out” – Miley Cyrus
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Notes By Alex Wiec

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