Miley Cyrus Just Revealed That Nobody Was Willing To Support Her "Outlandish" "Bangerz" Tour So She Funded The Whole Thing Herself And "Didn't Make A Dime"

Miley Cyrus Just Revealed That Nobody Was Willing To Support Her "Outlandish" "Bangerz" Tour So She Funded The Whole Thing Herself And "Didn't Make A Dime"
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Miley Cyrus Just Revealed That Nobody Was Willing To Support Her "Outlandish" "Bangerz" Tour So She Funded The Whole Thing Herself And "Didn't Make A Dime"

"Everyone kept saying: 'Why are you doing this? You're going to do, like, 100 shows and you're not going to make any money?' I said: 'There's noone I would rather invest in than myself.'"

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Back in 2013, Miley Cyrus famously rebelled against her squeaky clean Disney star image with her studio album Bangerz.


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This time in her career is now looked back on as her "Bangerz era," and coincides with many of Miley's biggest controversies — like when she twerked on Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards, and her infamous naked music video for "Wrecking Ball."


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This era culminated with her iconic 2014 tour, which was named after the album and heavily leaned into her newly-established wild public persona.


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This included Miley entering the stage by sliding down a giant replica of her tongue after she became renowned for sticking her tongue out and even licking a hammer in her music video.


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And although Miley's huge change in direction drew heavy criticism from parents and her former Disney channel fans, the Bangerz tour was a huge success. In fact, it was the 16th highest-grossing tour of the year and earned a reported $62.9 million.


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However, Miley has now revealed that she "didn't make a dime" from it.


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Last month, on the 10-year anniversary of her VMAs performance, Miley released her new song "Used to be Young," which is a celebration of her controversial past. She coincided this with a "Used to be Young" TikTok series, where she reflects on moments from her career so far and offers fans insider insight.


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In the latest episode of the series, which was released on Sunday, Miley looked back at the Bangerz tour and revealed that she "paid for it all" herself because she didn't want to compromise on what she believed the fans deserved.


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Miley also said that her vision for the tour was so "outlandish" that she received little outside support, and many were left baffled that she was willing to embark on a 78-date tour even though it wasn't going to make her any money.


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Speaking in the TikTok video, Miley said: "The Bangerz tour was an investment in myself. A lot of the ideas were kind of so outlandish that noone really wanted to support me in making these pieces. I had big puppets, oversized beds, I came out of my own face, on my tongue."


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"I wanted to end it with a Truman Show reference," the star went on to explain. "So I flew out on a giant hotdog, obviously, and I left through all the clouds and the exit sign like Jim Carrey does. Because I felt like The Truman Show was really a reflection of my life."


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Getting into the financial side of things, Miley then shared: "I didn't make a dime on this tour because I wanted the tour to be excellent. And when everyone kept saying: 'Why are you doing this? You’re going to do, like, 100 shows and you're not going to make any money?' I said: 'There's noone I would rather invest in than myself.'"


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"So I paid for it all to make it exactly what I thought I, and the fans, deserve," she concluded.


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Miley's revelation comes shortly after she admitted that touring isn't "healthy" for her. She said at the time: "The show is only 90 minutes, but that's your life. If you're performing at a certain level of intensity and excellence, there should be an equal amount of recovery and rest."


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She went on to explain that she felt like her "ego" gets "overused" when she is on tour and that "it's hard to turn it off." Miley added: "I think when you're training your ego every single night to be active, that's the hardest switch, for me, to turn off. Having every day the relationship between you and other humans be subject and observer isn't healthy for me because it erases my humanity and my connection."


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And this wasn't the first time that Miley had shared her views on touring either, with the star telling British Vogue earlier this year: "Singing for hundreds of thousands of people isn’t really the thing that I love. There’s no connection. There’s no safety.”

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