Miley Cyrus Reveals She 'Didn't Make A Dime' From Her 2014 Bangerz Tour Despite It Grossing $63 Million

Miley Cyrus shared the revelation in her new TikTok series, 'Used to Be Young,' named after her newest song.

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Miley Cyrus’ rebellious phase was marked by her 2013 album, Bangerz.

That year, she performed at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with Robin Thicke, which involved her dancing in a nude latex bikini, brandishing a foam finger, and twerking on Thicke while singing her song “We Can’t Stop” into Thicke’s “Blurred Lines."

Last month, to commemorate that moment, Cyrus released her new song “Used to Be Young” and has been reflecting on her past with the TikTok series of the same name. In a recent episode, Cyrus looked back on her Bangerz Tour in 2014, revealing that she “paid for it all” to create an experience that both she and her fans “deserve.”

"The Bangerz Tour was an investment in myself,” she said. “A lot of the ideas were kind of so outlandish that no one 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," she continued. "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.

"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 no one I would rather invest in than myself.'"

Cyrus didn’t make any money from her tour, even though it reportedly grossed $62.9 million that year and was the 16th highest-earning tour of 2014, per BuzzFeed News.

Earlier this year, the singer released her newest album, Endless Summer Vacation, which features guest appearances from Brandi Carlile and Sia, and writing and production credits from Mike Will Made-It, James Blake, Tobias Jesso Jr., Bibi Bourelly, and Harmony Korine.

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