After months of waiting, Miley Cyrus‘ new album, Plastic Hearts, is finally here, and she did not hold back on it! Yep, the singer threw a ton of shade towards her ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, in the lyrics, and we broke it all down for you.
As fans know, the two stars met and fell for each other on set of The Last Song back in 2009. They were on and off for nearly a decade before tying the knot in December 2018. They were total couple goals — constantly gushing over each other in interviews, attending red carpet events side by side, sharing the cutest, PDA-filled pics online and supporting each other’s work. Which is why fans were seriously shook when news hit the web in August 2019 that they had split.
Now, on her new album, the former Disney star has shared so many new details on what went wrong and why they decided to end their relationship. Here’s everything she said about it on her album Plastic Hearts…
Fans Think Miley Cyrus’ New Song ‘WTF Do I Know’ Is About Liam Hemsworth
Many people are convinced that the song “WTF Do I Know” is all about Hemsworth. Why? Well, first off, Cyrus sings about being married in it.
“I’m completely naked but I’m making it fashion / Maybe gettin’ married just to cause a distraction / Here to tell you somethin’ that you don’t know,” the lyrics read. “Am I wrong that I moved on and I / And I don’t even miss you / Thought that it’d be you until I die / But I let go / What the f**k do I know? I’m alone.”
As fans know, just a few months after she and Hemsworth got a divorce, the “Wrecking Ball” songstress moved on with Cody Simpson. She and Simpson dated for almost a year before they too ended their relationship.
“[Hemsworth] was really hurt by their split,” a source told Us Weekly soon after she was linked to Simpson. “Miley and Liam haven’t talked much since their divorce. Liam was hurt by Miley moving on with new love interests shortly after they broke up.”
Fans Also Think ‘Angels Like You’ And ‘Never Be Me’ Are About Miley Cyrus’ Relationship With Liam Hemsworth
Since “Angels Like You” is all about a relationship ending, many people think it’s also inspired by Hemsworth.
“It’s not your fault I ruin everything / And it’s not your fault I can’t be what you need / Baby, angels like you can’t fly down here with me,” Cyrus sings in the new song. “I’ll put you down slow, love you goodbye / Before you let go, just one more time / Take off your clothes, pretend that it’s fine / A little more hurt won’t kill you.”
The track “Never Be Me” is also about a love that just wasn’t right for her. The lyrics read, “But if you’re looking for stable, that’ll be never be me / If you’re looking for faithful, that’ll never be me / If you’re looking for someone to be all that you need / That’ll never be me.”
‘High’ And ‘Prisoner’ Were Also Inspired By A Past Relationship
The songs “High” and “Prisoner” have also caught fan’ attention, since they seem to be about a breakup.
In “High,” Cyrus sings, “And in my head, I did my very best saying goodbye, goodbye / And I don’t miss you, but I think of you and don’t know why / I still feel high. Sometimes I stay up all night / ‘Cause you don’t ever talk to me in my dreams / And I think about eventually you’re holdin’ me / And dancin’ to the record like a movie scene.”
At the end of “Prisoner’s” music video, the actress wrote that the song is “in loving memory of all my exes.”
“You keep making it harder to stay / But I still can’t run away / I gotta know why can’t you, why can’t you just let me go?” the lyrics to the track read. “Prisoner, prisoner, locked up / Can’t get you off my mind, off my mind / Lord knows I tried a million times, million times, oh-woah / Why can’t you, why can’t you just let me go?”
Miley Cyrus Previously Confirmed That There Are Songs About Liam Hemsworth On The Album
During an interview on Zane Lowe‘s Apple Music podcast, the Hannah Montana alum revealed that she had put her feelings into her new music and that there was indeed going to be some songs about her split from the actor on the album.
“I also felt like I kind of shut down because it was kind of, respectfully, below me to engage with the press and the media at that time,” she explained. “It felt like I would rather be able to articulate this experience in a poetic way that also I can put back into my art. I never really have engaged. I’ve only played with the public and the perception in that way.”
Plus, when she released the album, Cyrus wrote on Instagram, “I began this album over two years ago. Thought I had it all figured out. Not just the record with its songs and sounds but my whole f**king life. No one checks an ego like life itself. Just when I thought the body of work was finished… It was ALL erased. Including most of the musics relevance.
Because EVERYTHING had changed. Nature did what I now see as a favor and destroyed what I couldn’t let go of for myself. I lost my house in a fire but found myself in its ashes … If it were a chapter in my book, I guess I would call it ‘The Beginning,’ which usually when something is over we call it ‘The End.’ But it was far from that.”
What Else Has Miley Cyrus Said About Her Split From Liam Hemsworth?
After they broke up, Cyrus admitted that it felt like “death.”
“I had a very public, very big breakup that was a 10-year span of a relationship. I tried not to get lost in the emotion… It’s like a death when you lose a loved one, it’s that deep. It feels like a death,” she said while appearing on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast in August 2020. “Honestly, sometimes [death] even feels easier because [with a breakup] the person is still walking on the earth.”
She also admitted that she felt like she was “villianized” after she and Hemsworth divorced.