09/04/2014 08:48 BST | Updated 09/04/2014 08:59 BST

Miley Cyrus: 'I Used To Feel Like I Would Die Without Liam Hemsworth'

Miley Cyrus has confessed that during her relationship with Liam Hemsworth there were times when she thought she "would have died" if she had to be alone.

The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer revealed in a chat with Elle that before they called off their engagement she used to suffer from anxiety at the thought of not having Liam in her life, and also used to worry about leaving Disney when ‘Hannah Montana’ was over.


Miley Cyrus for Elle magazine

She said: “When I went through a really intense breakup—you know, I was engaged—and when I was with him or when I was on Disney, the thing that gave me the most anxiety was not knowing what to do with myself when Disney wasn't there to carry me anymore or if I didn't have him.”

Miley also revealed that now that she is single and has control of her music career, she feels more independent.

She added: “Now I'm free of both of those things, and I'm fine.

“I lay in bed at night by myself and I'm totally okay, and that's so much stronger than the person three years ago, who would have thought they would have died if they didn't have a boyfriend.”

During the interview, Miley also took the opportunity to discuss feminism, stating that she doesn't think her performances are not degrading to women.

Miley explained: “Guy rappers grab their crotch all f***ing day and have hos around them, but no one talks about it. But if I grab my crotch and I have hot model bitches around me, I'm degrading women? I'm a woman—I should be able to have girls around me!

“But I'm part of the evolution of that. I hope.”

Read the full interview in the May issue of Elle, on sale 22 April


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