Miley Cyrus: 'I helped fan transition'
The 23-year-old singer has a loyal group of supporters who she’s enjoyed watching grow up.
LOS ANGELES - Miley Cyrus has enjoyed seeing her fans grow up and helped one transition from male to female.
Cyrus helped one of her fans transition.
The 23-year-old singer has a loyal group of supporters who she's enjoyed watching grow up and she offered her support to one devotee who was undergoing to process of going from male to female.
She said: "I remember a lot of people, but when I meet people and I'm stoned, I'm not as good with names. But I'll remember my fans who'll wait outside. There's some in the bigger cities who are there all the time.
"I actually saw one kid, who's probably been standing outside for eight years, transition from male to female. I helped her through that process, when she had on just the fingernails, I was like, 'Yes! Get it!' We're about the same age, so you kind of grow up with your fans."
Miley, who describes herself as "pansexual" and is in a relationship with Liam Hemsworth, established her Happy Hippie Foundation to help homeless and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) youth last year because she can relate "so much" to the youngsters' problems, even though she has no sexual confusion herself, but because she believes people are "constantly transitioning".
Asked why she started the foundation, she told America's ELLE magazine: "I relate so much to it. It's very strange, because I'm not sexually confused in any way. I'm very much, the word is pansexual. That just means everyone.
"It doesn't stop at girl, boy, or if someone's in a transition. I don't see people ever for who they were before who they are right now.
"I think of who I was before who I am right now; that's a transition in itself. Everyone is constantly transitioning. When there's a thing you have to do, you have to do it. That's how I got with [Saturday Night Live]; every time I was like, 'Why am I here? I'm so scared. You're about to be live!'"
And The Voice USA coach admitted she channels her energies into Happy Hippie because she was left with sleepless nights and stress rashes because she felt embarrassed by her own privilege.
She said: "For a long time, I couldn't sleep because I just felt so guilty. I was covered in rashes because I was so stressed.
"Even today, I dropped my water on my hike and felt like such an asshole.
"There are children being sold into sex slavery; how can I go on a hike right now? So now I try to do as much as I can through Happy Hippie."