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Miley Cyrus has certainly proven that she's not afraid to speak her mind. But that doesn't mean the controversial pop star is crazy enough to smack-talk Beyonce!
Several sources reported that Cyrus credited her ascension up the music ranks to Beyonce's hiatus after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in 2012.
"As Beyonce grows in motherhood and all the crap it does to your body, it will create a vacuum for fresh young faces to rise up, and no one else can properly fill that void right now," Cyrus reportedly told the UK's Love Magazine. "I got the total package, you know, the curves, the rhythm, and the voice. I'm just the best."
Miley quickly took to Twitter to slam the claims that she was dissing Queen Bey.
That quote people MADE UP about Beyonce just made me lol! Imagine if I said I got "the looks and the curves I'm just better!" Bahahahhaha— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 2, 2014
"How are people allowed to make up s**t & then out quotes around it saying I said that s**t! WTF!!?!" she added. "don't worry. getting 2 the bottom of this s**t. making the liar retract the statement. U can cause ALOT of drama but NOT between me & B!"
Well, making quotes up actually is frowned upon. Not long after Miley went on the defensive, Love Magazine tweeted this quasi-apology:
@MileyCyrus never said anything to us about Beyonce, the quotes were made up and we're trying to get to the bottom of where this came from— LOVE MAGAZINE (@THELOVEMAGAZINE) January 2, 2014
And this clarification:
WE ALL LOVE BEYONCE— LOVE MAGAZINE (@THELOVEMAGAZINE) January 2, 2014
Of course it's hard to believe even the brash Cyrus would dare think Beyonce is out of the game. Though 2013 was Cyrus' breakthrough year (for better or worse), Beyonce remains the bigger star. For every foam-finger-wearing twerking display on Miley's part, Beyonce killed it, nightly, on the sold-out North American leg of her Mrs. Carter World Tour. (Don't forget that Super Bowl performance, either.) Where Miley turned heads with her album Bangerz and the videos for "Wrecking Ball" and "Adore You," Beyonce pretty much made the Internet explode by secretly releasing her self-titled album -- which included 17 videos -- and subsequently sold 1.3 million copies in its first 17 days of release.
Perhaps one day these two will be on the same level of global superstardom. But Miley's not quite there yet -- and even she is willing to admit it.