Miley Cyrus gets naked, says all in love is fair as long as it's legal

Miley Cyrus poses topless and nearly nude for the magazine that brought us full-frontal Kim Kardashian

Miley Cyrus doesn't "relate to being boy or girl," but definitely presents the body of the latter in topless and nearly nude pictures in the upcoming issue of Paper magazine.

The glossy is the one that published those booty-baring pictures of Kim Kardashian and her naked front toward the end of last year. Like the reality diva, who was oiled up with a glamorous gown and a bottle of bubbly, 22-year-old Cyrus is styled appropriately.

Unlike Kardashian, "appropriately" in Miley's case means some shots in which brightly colored makeup draws attention to her nipples, others where she's doing a backbend with with only a bit of artsy stuff covering her lady parts, and still more where she's covered in mud and posing with a pig. And yes, she still has those unshaven underarms, no longer dyed pink.

The "Wrecking Ball" singer, who says she's been working on material for her next album in her home studio, discusses her sexuality, which appears to be as flexible as her backbending body.

"I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that's legal, I'm down with," she says. "Yo, I'm down with any adult -- anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl."

At age 14, she told mom Tish Cyrus that she loved girls "like I love boys." She says she's had romances with women that were a serious as her headline-making relationships with men, they simply didn't make it on the media radar.

"[I]t was so hard for her to understand," the Christian-raised singer says of her mom. "She didn't want me to be judged and she didn't want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has."

Miley is currently working to have her musical team accept her as she is -- not in love or in bed, but in the studio she built in her garage.

"They're like, 'Don't make it too weird, don't make it avant-garde; you can't go from Miley to Björk!'"

In her studio, she says, "I don't have to have writers, I don't have to have ... producers in there. Mike Will will text me a beat, and I'll go in my studio and work on it by myself."

Though Paper won't hit newsstands until June 22, the SFW cover shot of Miley and the pig can be seen online now, along with parts of her interview and the topless and nearly nude images, which despite being artsy are still definitely not safe for work.

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