Miley Cyrus' tongue is a bigger star than she is.

The singer and her lollipop licker cover the Oct. 10 issue of Rolling Stone, and in the feature, we get a look at how Cyrus, who got tattooed and went sky diving with the writer, has gone from America's sweetheart Hannah Montana to something else that we can't quite categorize.

The newly single singer revealed that the VMAs performance that aired was tame compared to what she had planned.

"Honestly, that was our 'MTV version,'" Cyrus confessed. "We could have even gone further, but we didn't. I thought that's what the VMAs were all about! It's not the Grammys or the Oscars. You're not supposed to show up in a gown, Vanna White-style. It's supposed to be fun."

Did she just reference Vanna White? Yeah she did.

Ya hear that? Calm the eff down, people! Justin Timberlake even chalked Cyrus' antics up to being just how things go down at the VMAs.

Cyrus is also adamant that she wasn't trying to be sexy with her foam finger fun. "If I was trying to be sexy, I could have been sexy," she said. "I can dance a lot better than I was dancing." The twerking, the pigtails and the tongue were meant to be silly, not to stimulate below the belt.

She knows that "people are like, 'Miley thinks she's a black girl, but she's got the flattest ass ever,'" and that's why she is retiring the twerk-and-tongue act. "I'll probably never do that s--t again," she says. (And the world breathes a collective sigh of relief!)

Cyrus also talked about her relationship with Justin Bieber, saying they hang out "a little bit. But not really." She doesn't want to slip into a mentor role with him -- sort of -- saying, "I'm not much older than him, so I never want it to feel like I'm mentoring him. But I do mentor him in a way. Because I've been doing this s--t for a long time, and I already transitioned, and I don't think he's quite done it yet."

Cyrus hit up a NYC recording studio with rapper Kanye West after the VMAs to work on a 'Black Skinhead' remix. He bought her five pairs of fur Celine slippers and told her that he could not stop thinking about her...performance. Someone wanna let Kim Kardashian know that? While she's on diaper duty, Kanye's buying someone else pricy shoes.

"Kanye is the s--t," the singer said. "I kind of have a good relationship with him now. It's good to have someone you can call and be like, 'Yo, do you think I should wear this?' 'Do you think I should go in the studio with this guy?' 'Do you think this is cool?' That's what homies are supposed to do."

Oh, so it's like that. 'Ley and 'Ye are homies.

Ultimately, the profile reveals Miley Cyrus to be an incredibly self-aware pop star with a plan. We're expecting her career to hit the stratosphere once 'Bangerz' is out.