Miley Cyrus smoking a joint onstage at the 2013 MTV EMAs on Nov. 10, 2013. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

As the saying goes, "she's just being Miley," but in a new interview with BBC Radio 1 on Nov. 12, Cyrus says she's not quite the party animal fans and critics make her out to be. 

"It’s good when I do this when I am traveling, but when I’m home, I don’t really leave my house," the "Wrecking Ball" singer, 20, revealed on the radio show. 

Apparently the former Disney star has to inform many that she's not exactly a wild child.

"I tell people who think that I’m really cool ‘by the way I’m super lame,'" she continued. "What you read about me, it sounds like all I do is club and go and party with [photographer] Terry Richardson, but really I’m like the lamest, I never leave my house because I’m a complete hermit."

That's a bit different from the image she projected on Nov. 10 at the 2013 MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) when she smoked a joint on stage while accepting the award for Best Video. 

But that's not the only attention-getting device Cyrus has used. Though she loved her vocally stripped-down rendition of "Wrecking Ball" at the EMAs, she admitted to strategically showing off some skin in her skimpy white leotard.

"You know I’m going to be kind of naked so it makes people stick around and watch a little bit more and then they’re like ‘oh wait, she can hold a note,'" she said.