Noah Cyrus has said she used to feel stripped of her identity when people compared her to her sister Miley Cyrus.
The singer-songwriter, who is seven years younger than Miley, was still a pre-teen when her sister became a famous child actress and singer through her work at Disney’s Hannah Montana.
Both are daughters of country star Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus, an actor and producer.
Speak with Rolling Stone In a new interview, Cyrus recalls growing up in the shadow of her family’s fame.
“I’ve had a really tough time being part of a public family and I struggled with it a little bit because it wasn’t exactly my first choice,” she said.
“It was hard for me when people would come up to me and say, ‘Are you Miley Cyrus’ little sister?’ or ‘Are you Hannah Montana’s little sister?’ I didn’t like that and it robbed me of my own identity for a long time.”
Cyrus added that she would sometimes deny being Miley’s sister when asked.
Elsewhere in the interview, the artist spoke about her recovery from an addiction to prescription pills.
“It just becomes this dark pit, a bottomless pit,” she said. “I felt so guilty that I wasn’t there when my grandma died. I was there physically, but emotionally I wasn’t there. I couldn’t be
“That was my big eye opener: I was sitting there alone and scared, and I realized that all the people I love and all the people I need have been pushed away from me.”
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Cyrus has since recovered and talks about addiction on her forthcoming debut LP The hardest part.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/noah-cyrus-miley-sister-interview-b2116247.html Noah Cyrus felt “identityless” when people mentioned Miley to her as a child