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Miley Cyrus had 'tough' conversation with Dolly Parton before Grammys

Miley Cyrus had 'tough' conversation with Dolly Parton before Grammys
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Miley Cyrus had a "tough" conversation with Dolly Parton before this year's Grammys.

The Flowers hitmaker was given an extreme pep talk by her godmother before she took to the stage at the 2024 Grammy Awards.

"(Dolly) isn't afraid to have the tough conversations," Miley, 31, told David Letterman on his podcast, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

"A tough conversation I had with her: I told her, 'I'm wondering if I'm going to do the Grammys or not'."

Miley went on to explain her 78-year-old godmother gave her some straight-shooting advice, adding, "She said, 'Well of course you're going to do the Grammys, and you're not just going to show up but you're going to show off. And you're going to be everything that you are sitting right here in front of me'."

Dolly also had words of wisdom for Miley about how to present herself for her performance at the event.

"She said, 'And don't forget about the beauty. The hair, the makeup, the whole show. It's armor for us','' Miley revealed.

"She's always said this to me: 'You do you, and I'll do me, and together we'll be us'.

"So she wasn't telling me to be Dolly, she wasn't telling me to be fabulous and hide behind the sparkles and the hair. She was telling me to be me."

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