Why Miley Cyrus Has No Regrets About Telling Her Exes to "Eat S--t"

In a recent interview, Miley Cyrus shared the meaning of that message at the end of her “Prisoner” music video featuring Dua Lipa.

By Mona Thomas Dec 09, 2020 3:00 PMTags

As Miley Cyrus herself declared, she can't be tamed. 

During an interview with the Australian news program The Project, which premiered on Facebook Watch on Wednesday, Dec. 9, the "Wrecking Ball" singer expounded on the message at the end of the music video for her song "Prisoner" featuring Dua Lipa

It read, "In Loving Memory of My Exes. Eat S—t," which the Grammy nominee expressed during the interview is more of a message about herself than anyone else. 

"I think life can be very painful and sometimes poking fun at it and laughing along with it—like I feel like life is laughing at me, you know, pulling it's strings," the 28-year-old artist explained to host Lisa Wilkinson. "Just creating whatever chaos that it wants to and it doesn't take it easy on us." 

She continued, "I think that was a way that I was able to kind of fight back at that and poke a little fun at it and create something that was campy and that was kind of the perfect bookend for what we made." 

Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth: Romance Rewind

Miley, who recently had a hilarious exchange with E! News' social media team on Instagram, had a very public divorce from actor Liam Hemsworth. The pair tied the knot in December 2019 after dating for over a decade and called it quits a less than a year later. 

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the rockstar opened up about the nuptials that followed soon after her and Liam's Malibu home burned down in the devastating 2018 Malibu fires. 

"In a way, it did what I couldn't do for myself," she recalled. "It removed me from what no longer was serving its purpose. And then as you drown, you reach for that lifesaver and you want to save yourself. I think that's really what, ultimately, getting married was for me. One last attempt to save myself."