Teen superstar Miley Cyrus says it "still hurts" to think about the controversial Vanity Fair photo that showed the 15-year-old in what some categorized as a seductive pose, bare-backed and wrapped in a sheet.
"I was embarrassed," she tells Billboard magazine, "but also it's like, every career thing that I do can't be perfect, and sometimes my decisions are wrong. I think that just makes me even more relatable.
"I don't think people will look at me any differently because they're like, 'You know what, I'm going to do stupid stuff too, and I'm going to make mistakes, and that's fine.' It still hurts when I think about it — but you know what, it doesn't mean that you can't move on," she continues.
Cyrus says her new album "Breakout," set to be released July 22, is "grown-up."
"I wrote all the songs except two. My last one, 'Meet Miley Cyrus,' was more just meeting me, finding out who I am, and here it's more getting in depth of what's been going on in my life in the past year," she tells Billboard.