Miley Cyrus believes fame doesn’t make a person happy.

The Wrecking Ball singer has been in the limelight since she was a young teenager thanks to her starring role on Hannah Montana. Since then she has gone on to find further success with hit records and movie roles. But the 22-year-old insists notoriety and fame is not all it’s cracked up to be.

“People in this industry think, I just gotta keep getting more money, and I'm like, What are you getting more money for? You probably couldn't even spend it all in this lifetime,” she said to the US edition of Marie Claire. “People get more famous, so that they can make their brand more famous, so that they can sell more sh*t, so that they can make more money. It's a never-ending cycle. Getting more money, having more hits, being the lead in the movie—those things might stimulate you, but they don't make you happy. I've experienced it all already, and I'm telling you firsthand, it doesn't."

Miley has become increasingly provocative as she’s got older, regularly posing for magazines topless as well as putting on overtly sexual performances. But the star insists she does it to try and fly in the face of the sexism that exists in the industry.

“There is so much sexism, ageism, you name it,” she admitted. “Kendrick Lamar sings about LSD and he's cool. I do it and I'm a druggie w***e."

While Miley is unapologetic for her behaviour, she does question how she is seen as a poor role model when Taylor Swift can make a video like Bad Blood and still be seen in a positive light.

“I don't get the violence revenge thing. That's supposed to be a good example?” she queried. “And I'm a bad role model because I'm running around with my t*tties out? I'm not sure how t*tties are worse than guns."