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Noah Cyrus Emotionally Recalls 'Absolutely Unbearable' Childhood Growing Up In Miley Cyrus' Shadow

noah cyrus opens up about growing up in miley's shadow

Growing up in the spotlight is hard, but it’s almost harder to grow up in the shadows of a famous family member!

Noah Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and younger sister of Miley Cyrus, had a less than normal childhood, choosing to open up about what it was like being born into fame through song.

Related: Noah Cyrus Opens Up About Her Battle With Depression And Anxiety

During an Instagram Live chat on Saturday to discuss her new EP, The End of Everything, the 20-year-old wasn’t afraid to show her emotions. Speaking specifically about the track Young and Sad, which is about her experience growing up as Miley’s little sister, Noah recalled feeling ignored during her younger years:

“Being born in the family I was in, everybody gave me such a hard time for having a hard time being Miley’s little sister, but, you know, I always felt like I was that person that no one gave a s**t about due to what people said to me online.”

Through tears, she continued:

“It was absolutely unbearable. And that’s why I write, ‘My sister’s like sunshine / Always bringing good light wherever she will go / And I was born to rain clouds / When they blew the flame out / Blessed in her shadows.’ Because, that’s why everybody always says to me, that no matter what, I was going to be in that shadow.”

For Noah, she “always believed” that, which made it “so hard” for her to overcome:

“That was something I heard my whole life, every single day, my whole life. And it was either that or that I wasn’t enough in some way, whether it was the way I look or the way I am. Like I said the other day, I feel like sometimes I feel like I don’t even breathe right sometimes.”

We can only imagine!!

Opening up more about the story behind the song, Cyrus explained:

“Basically, that was what the song is about, and I just wanted to open up about that once and for all, because that’s been a big part of my life, and I probably won’t talk about it anymore, but I just wanted to put it out. Everybody always says, ‘You’re giving the people power by seeing it,’ but I can’t control seeing it. You guys are young, you know the internet. And it’s been really tough on me, so that song is just pretty tough to get through.”

Hear more from her candid chat (below):

We can totally understand what she means! Thank you for being so honest, Noah.

[Image via WENN/Avalon & Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

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May 18, 2020 08:02am PDT