AceShowbiz - Miley Cyrus has clapped back at critics for claiming that her voice sounds like "a man." In a new interview, the "Party in the U.S.A." hitmaker says that she has received a lot of criticism about her voice.
In a cover story for Interview magazine, the 28-year-old singer shared, "My whole life, whether in vocal training or just continuing to hone my craft, it's always been about, 'Why do you sound like a man? Where's your f**king falsetto, b***h? Why can't you sing the high octave of 'Party in the U.S.A.' anymore?' " She added, "In this song, I get to sing in that low register, and I get to live in that authentic, genuine sound."
Miley further stressed that her voice is how she "represents" herself. The "Wrecking Ball" singer explained, "It's how I express myself." She then reflected, "I've worked with so many people who tell me, 'We're going to have to bring in a singer to hit those high parts.' You know, 'falsetto' is this Latin term for when a boy goes through puberty, but they still want him to sing in the choir. It means 'false'...I don't have a false voice."
"You know me personally, we've hung at parties. I am who I am. I say what I mean in the moment, even if that changes tomorrow," Miley further elaborated. She went on to say, "I was honored by the fact that I didn't have to sing this song in the way that females are 'supposed' to sing."
Miley continued, "You can hear that at the end of the song, when I take the gloves off and just start flying. That part of the song really grabs people." She added, "It's that lower register of my voice. So I'm grateful to have a song where I can lean into that."
Back in September 2020, Miley discussed her "heavy voice" with Joe Rogan in an episode of the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast. "Over the last year, I noticed a really big change in my voice," the singer admitted. "Kind of a heaviness to it. And I experienced some heavy things and so I feel like it is a reflection, it is kind of a scar in a sense."
Miley, who underwent vocal cord surgery in 2019 after suffering from overuse of her voice, told Joe, "I had something called Reinke's edema." She then explained that her doctor told her, " 'No one shy has this. This is for abuse of the voice. This is for people that talk way too f**king much and usually, this happens when you're like in your 60s or 70s.' "