The Reason Taylor Momsen Couldn’t Stand Miley Cyrus

It’s hard as it is to be a woman in the music industry, and when you add comparison on top of that, it becomes barely tolerable, especially if the artists have followed a similar career path. Female artists are often pitted against each other based on their careers and physical appearances, and it gets ugly pretty fast. As some of you may recall, there were quite a few occasions where the Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen was compared to Miley Cyrus; well, let’s just say it didn’t end well.

The two musicians had their kick-off as actors on very well-known shows that are still reminisced in the entertainment industry. Taylor Momsen achieved her breakthrough with her role in ‘Gossip Girl,’ and Miley Cyrus experienced massive success with her show ‘Hannah Montana’ at Disney. These were two of the most desired roles most girls would have dreamed of, so their start in the industry was pretty iconic compared to most.

Well, their similar paths didn’t end there; the two actors wanted to be musicians. Although Cyrus got started in pop and continued to be under the spotlight with that genre while simultaneously continuing her acting career, Momsen, right off the bat, was into rock and didn’t shift her focus from her band, the Pretty Reckless.

Even though they were both shining stars, Miley’s shone a little brighter as she was making headlines right, left, and center, while Taylor was not as mainstream since rock as a genre hadn’t gone through its relatively recent revival. So when comparing the two musicians reached a new high, Momsen made some comments to FHM that weren’t all that composed.

I’m not looking to be Miley f*cking Cyrus,” Momsen said. “I don’t care about the fame. I do it because I love music. I like making records, and if people like them, then we’ll go along for the ride. I think the Disney bubblegum sh*t that the world is living in right now is pathetic. I thought we passed that repression.”

“I don’t even know, Miley. There’s just no comparison between us, you know. I’m a rocker, and she’s a pop star,” she said, trying to explain that they didn’t land on the same scale to be compared to one another constantly. “We’re entirely different things; there’s a big difference between us. I have nothing against her; I don’t even know her. I don’t listen to her stuff. I don’t give a sh*t. It’s ridiculous that Disney is as relevant as it is today, even with adults.”

Taylor Momsen even went further by looking down on pop as a genre and said, “Where is the real music? What happened to Zeppelin and the people who play their instruments? There will always be pop, but it’s not real music; it’s not me.”

These were all said and done before Miley Cyrus pivoted to becoming a rock artist, shifting her music to having heavier sounds and working with mainstream rockers. My guess is as good as yours, but what would Taylor Momsen say to Miley Cyrus now that they are making music in the same realm? Is Miley a good enough opponent now, or is she still the Disney girl in her eyes? However, remember that it’s tough to be in the rock scene, especially if you are a woman, so take Momsen’s harsh words about Miley with a pinch of salt.