miley cyrus 2007

Chances are, you have an opinion about Miley Cyrus.

The 24-year-old pop singer got her start as a kid on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana in 2006. She released her triple-platinum debut album, Meet Miley Cyrus, in 2007 — and has rarely been out of the headlines since, for everything from drug use to sexualizing her image to charges of racial appropriation.

Cyrus spoke to NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro about embracing all versions of herself, confronting controversy and drawing inspiration from her family — including her godmother, Dolly Parton. Hear the radio version at the audio link, and read more of their conversation below.

‘I’m Not Afraid Of Who I Used To Be’: Miley Cyrus On 'Younger Now’

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