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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Miley Cyrus wears pasties or posts photos of her pink armpits, it’s not to be a provocateur. The 22-year-old says she’s just being herself, and she wants all young people to have that same opportunity.

That’s why she’s launching the Happy Hippie Foundation to help homeless and LGBT youth, adding that not all her past relationships were “straight, heterosexual” ones. Cyrus didn’t elaborate.

“The position I’m in, I feel like I’ve got a lot of power,” she said in a Monday phone interview with The Associated Press. “But so many kids don’t feel that way. They’re under their parents’ rule.” (more…)

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From bringing a homeless teen onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards to slamming the Indiana governor over the state’s controversial religious freedom law, Miley Cyrus isn’t afraid to tackle pressing social issues head on. With that in mind, the Bangerz singer has established the Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization that aims to bring awareness towards issues affecting homeless youth and other vulnerable populations such as the LGBT youth community.

To help raise funds and awareness for her new foundation, Cyrus has teamed with Facebook for the Backyard Sessions, which will find the singer teaming with another artist for a unique performance filmed in Cyrus’ own backyard. Joan JettAriana Grande, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace and Melanie Safka are among the artists who will collaborate with Cyrus for the sessions. Each video will debut exclusively on Facebook with an option to donate toward the Happy Hippie Foundation.


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Miley invited special musical guests to perform with her in her backyard. These performances comprise “Happy Hippie Presents: Backyard Sessions”, a new music video series to launch The Happy Hippie Foundation and to raise funds to support LGBT youth and their families.

Founded by Miley Cyrus, The Happy Hippie Foundation is a nonprofit organization that rallies young people to fight the injustices facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.

Click here to visit The Happy Hippie Foundation website!

Watch Miley Cyrus and Joan Jett perform “Different” in Miley’s backyard here!

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Now, Coyne reveals, Cyrus and The Lips are prepping a disc of seven songs that they wrote and recorded together during the last year. No release date has been set, but the tracks are nearly done; Coyne and Lips guitarist Steven Drozd are mixing them in their Oklahoma City studio. “She does the pop thing so great, so it still feels pop, but a slightly wiser, sadder, more true version,” Coyne says of the project. “Some of it reminds me of Pink Floyd and Portishead.” (Cyrus wasn’t available for comment.)

Despite their backgrounds, Coyne says he and Cyrus are more similar than one would think. They share a candy-colored, ­psychedelic aesthetic and a deep love of rock and pop history, and they both have a ­forthright, authentic vibe, one of the things that most attracted him to her. “I saw her a couple times where she was overcome with emotion, like when her dog died,” he says. “That really pierced me. She realizes she’s Miley Cyrus, but she doesn’t act like she’s all powerful.” Plus, he adds, “she can f—ing sing. She can do 100 takes, and they’ll all be different and good.”

The tracks were written and recorded at The Lips’ studio and Cyrus’ Los Angeles home in stripped-down, DIY fashion. “Her studio is just a little room with a desk,” says Coyne, “and Miley was sitting there mixing. I was like, ‘I can’t picture Beyoncé doing this!’ It’s not a ­putdown of Beyoncé. I just don’t see her recording her own vocals and then EQ’ing it. It’s so punk rock!”


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004. Candids > 2015 > 30th April – Out in Los Angeles

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004. Candids > 201528th April – Hiking in Hollywood Hills with Friends

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