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Noah Cyrus says being Miley’s sister took away her identity

Noah Cyrus has admitted that being Miley’s little sister ‘stripped her of her own identity’ when she was younger.

The singer, 20, also spoke about her body dysmorphia battle after being trolled for her appearance while growing up.

Noah candidly discussed ageing in the public eye and her new EP The End of Everything with Rebecca Judd on Apple Music on Tuesday. 

Candid: Noah Cyrus has admitted that being Miley’s little sister ‘stripped her of her own identity’ when she was younger (pictured in February) 

She said: ‘I think when you listen to songs like Young and Sad, you get the full story of my life. And I obviously I can’t go down to every single situation in one song. 

‘But I speak about my body dysmorphia and I speak about my struggles growing up as the world saw it as “Miley Cyrus’ little sister.” No one would choose to be called somebody else’s little sister and I used this….

‘So it’s like when you’re seeing somebody and you’re like, “Oh, you’re so and so’s brother, right?” But you know who they are. You’ve been talking to them already. There’s a difference. 

‘It’s not, “I know you, but aren’t you also so and so’s little brother?” It would be, “Your Miley Cyrus’ little sister. You’re Hannah Montana’s little sister.”‘

Cruel: The singer, 20, also spoke about her body dysmorphia battle after being trolled for her appearance while growing up (pictured with Miley in 2011)

Cruel: The singer, 20, also spoke about her body dysmorphia battle after being trolled for her appearance while growing up (pictured with Miley in 2011) 

Talking about how that title ‘stripped her of her own identity’, Noah continued: ‘It wouldn’t be a question, it’d be a statement when they came up to me. Hannah Montana came out in 2006 or 2007. 

‘So that up until I made my own name, which was the reasoning why? And it really stripped me of my identity as a little kid. And that’s what it felt like. Because it felt like no one gives a… about me, myself.’

Noah went on to reveal that she was trolled for her appearance growing up and she was ‘so sad’ that people had such ‘terrible things’ to say.

She continued: ‘They were already so terrible to me on the Internet about the way I looked and the way that I grew up. And that was just the way that my face that God gave me. 

Sisters: Noah candidly discussed ageing in the public eye and her new EP The End of Everything with Rebecca Judd on Apple Music on Tuesday (Noah and Miley pictured in 2019)

Sisters: Noah candidly discussed ageing in the public eye and her new EP The End of Everything with Rebecca Judd on Apple Music on Tuesday (Noah and Miley pictured in 2019) 

‘And I was so sad that people had such terrible things to say about something I had no control of changing. And it just made me feel like so many people… that I learned to hate myself. 

‘And so that’s the meaning of the EP by all means, that’s just songs like Young and Sad where this EP really is just my thoughts. And really this EP to take away from it, as much negativity that there is, there’s a speck of positivity at the end of it. 

‘And that’s why it’s called The End of Everything. Because the end of everything brings somewhat of a sense of positivity to me.’  

Noah went on to discuss playing her EP to her family for the first time, her sister Miley has won several awards for her music over the years and her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. 

Famous family: Noah went on to discuss playing her EP to her family for the first time, her sister Miley has won several awards for her music over the years and her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (pictured in January)

Famous family: Noah went on to discuss playing her EP to her family for the first time, her sister Miley has won several awards for her music over the years and her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (pictured in January) 

She said: ‘I’m usually like, “This is what I made, I like it.” There’s, of course, times where I’m like, “Do you like this song? What are your thoughts on it?” 

‘I don’t know whenever it comes to my family and playing it for my management, I’m just so comfortable with them that I’m not. The most I usually get nervous is like being in an office with people or like small rooms. 

‘Whenever you’re like, you don’t know the people as well. And you’re like playing it for the first time and you’re controlling the AUX cord and what’s playing.’

She said: 'They were already so terrible to me on the Internet about the way I looked and the way that I grew up. And that was just the way that my face that God gave me.' (pictured in January)

She said: ‘They were already so terrible to me on the Internet about the way I looked and the way that I grew up. And that was just the way that my face that God gave me.’ (pictured in January) 

Noah is currently isolating with her sister Miley during the COVID-19 lockdown and admitted they got ‘too lazy’.

She joked: ‘I think the first week of quarantine, Miley and I both said this, we were being lazy, we weren’t showering, we were like staying in the same sweat pants. Being really like depressing. 

‘And then we were like, “F**k, this is going to be a while. Like we need some like catch up on our fucking like, we need to start walking, we need to take a shower.”‘ 

You can listen to the full interview on Apple Music.  

Lockdown fun: Noah is currently isolating with her sister Miley during the COVID-19 lockdown and admitted they got 'too lazy' (pictured in 2017)

Lockdown fun: Noah is currently isolating with her sister Miley during the COVID-19 lockdown and admitted they got ‘too lazy’ (pictured in 2017) 

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