Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is currently serving as a coach on NBC show The Voice REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Miley Cyrus is not the one to shy away from speaking her heart out when it comes to her opinions on fellow pop-stars. In a recent interview for Elle's October cover, the Wrecking Ball singer went all candid as she revealed that she isn't "a fan" of Mariah Carey and explained the reasons for her cryptic comments earlier on The Voice.

The 23-year-old singer, who serves as one of the coaches on The Voice, recently told a contestant that "not everyone can be Mariah Carey." Elaborating further her statement, Cyrus explained in details her thoughts on the We Belong Together hitmaker in her latest interview.

"I've never really been a fan, because it's so much about Mariah Carey," the Disney alum said adding, "That's part of her shtick; I can see through that. That's part of what makes her a gay icon; like, it's about Mimi! It's about what she's wearing, and it's about her."

Speaking with the magazine (via Us Weekly), Cyrus insisted that her art is not a self propaganda; "What I make isn't about me. It's about sharing my story; it's about someone being connected to what I'm saying," the We Can't Stop songstress asserted.

In her latest role as a mentor on NBC's hit singing competition show, the Hannah Montana actress is also urging the contestants to be genuine and focus on their music. "It's like, if you're going to have someone win because of their story, go write a screenplay about your life," she said. "On The Voice, I try to steer away everyone who comes in here with an idea of what 'the voice' means, which is that you've got to be the pitch-perfect singer."