Miley Cyrus Says Pharrell Williams Was "Like A Brother" While Recording New Album

9 August 2012, 17:55 | Updated: 9 August 2012, 17:57

The 'Can't Be Tamed' singer says she and the N.E.R.D. frontman "made magic" in the recording studio.

Miley Cyrus says Pharrell Williams became like an "older brother" to her while producing her upcoming fourth solo album, and says the Neptunes frontman said he wanted to help "free" the teen actress and singer.

The 'Fly On The Wall' singer-songwriter has been working for the past few months on the follow-up to her 2010 album 'Can't Be Tamed', and says recording with the legendary hip-hop producer had been a completely different experience than she was used to.

"Pharrell said, 'Don't be offended because this is how I talk, but [I thought] that b***h is actually living," Miley revealed in the September issue of Marie Claire magazine. "She's not sitting there with her Momager's chain on her door. I want to free that b***h. I want her out of her cage'. 

"I'd never worked like that before," the former Hannah Montana star explained. "I was talking to him like he was an older brother, and everything I said was going onto the track.

Check out a picture of Miley Cyrus with her dog in Los Angeles last year below (Credit: PA):

Miley described the music she and Pharrell made as "magic" and insists she wanted the new album to be as autobiographical as possible.

She added: "[I told my manager] 'I don't need the money. I don't care if I make a dime on this. Let's make a good record'."

Pharrell Williams has been working with several rising stars this year, after recording with UK singer Conor Maynard on his debut 'Contrast', and is rumoured to be joining the American Idol judging panel as a replacement for Steven Tyler.