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    Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Life After Hannah Montana, Talking Like a "Sailor" and Being a Good Role Model

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    If you ask Miley Cyrus, she's definitely come into her own as an artist.

    In a new interview with the BBC, the erstwhile Hanna Montana star dished on her post-Disney career aspirations and how much she's enjoying her newfound creative freedom, evident in her viral music video for her new single "We Can't Stop."

    "I worked for five years on something that was a character where I didn't really get to be completely the creative person that I wanted to be so at this point I did the work that I had to do," Cyrus told the network. 

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    "I had to kinda make my money and do all that so now I don't have to worry about necessarily any of that. I can just make music because I love it. It doesn't have to really be driven by, 'I wanna build up my fan base,' because I have an amazing fan base that's followed me."

    Miley noted that she now feels "free" to make decisions for herself, which culminated in the success of her "We Can't Stop" Video.

    "I knew it was gonna be great.  And I knew it was gonna go viral like that because it's just interesting," she said.

    Instead of the constant pressure of being Hannah Montana with all the touring commitments that entailed, along with a TV show and churning out albums, the Can't Be Tamed hitmaker added that she could now take her time in the studio, which has been a shot in the arm creatively.

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    "Now because I don't have any more responsibilities or have anyone that I have to really answer to, I can take as long as I want and just be patient on this record," Cyrus said.

    The 20-year-old also avoids reading her own reviews.

    "People that probably fall off are the people obsessed with Googling themselves and knowing what people are saying. If I knew what people are saying about me, I'd probably hate myself. I don't look at that kind of stuff," Miley revealed.

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    Instead, the "Party in the U.S.A." crooner continues to follow her artistic instincts, including not worrying about "beauty shots" for the "We Can't Stop" clip and just "having fun."

    She also sounded off on what she considers to be a good role model.

    "You know, I have the mouth of a sailor. I keep it nice for TV but I don't think that makes someone a good or a bad person," Miley said. "The way you treat people is what makes a good person and everyone's equal."

    A diva she is not.

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