Miley Cyrus has revealed that she is the mysterious, cherry-chapstick wearing subject of Katy Perry’s debut hit single “I Kissed a Girl.”
In an interview with WKTU Radio on Tuesday, Cyrus explained she and Perry, 32, have been friends for a decade and that the single references Cyrus.
“Katy Perry, she’s been a friend of mine for a really long time. We were actually just realizing the other day that next year, we’ll have been friends for 10 years. I think that’s my friend that I’ve known the longest, which is really, really weird,” Cyrus says. “When she came out with ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ I was doing the ‘Hannah Montana’ movie, and I heard her on the radio, they said, ‘Who’d you write that about?’ And she said me.”
The single debuted in 2008, kickstarting Perry’s mainstream music career, which would have made Cyrus only 15 years old at the time.
“And I was on a four-wheeler, actually — my dad had this four wheeler, this is how hillbilly we are, we had a radio attached to the four-wheeler— and I heard it and I screamed, and started freaking out,” Cyrus continued.
Cyrus will be headlining the Capital Pride concert on Sunday, June 11.