Getting caught taking drugs isn't exactly a wise career move, but it's opened doors for pop singer Miley Cyrus.
The now-infamous leaked video of the former Hannah Montana star smoking a bong allegedly "inspired" notoriously picky music producer Pharrell Williams to want to work with her.
"Pharrell said, 'Don't be offended because this is how I talk, but [I thought], That bitch is actually living,'" Miley told Marie Claire.
Pharrell wanted to "free that b----" and get her "out of her cage". The resulting recording sessions were "magic".
"I'd never worked like that before," Miley said. "I was talking to him like he was an older brother, and everything I said was going onto the track."
According to E! News, Miley has been quietly working on a new studio album for some time, and it's set to be "very adult and sexy and believable".
"We are watching a young girl turn into a young woman," an insider said, revealing that Miley was "having fun making music" for "the first time in her career".
Miley is expected to release the album before tying the knot with Aussie fiance Liam Hemsworth.
Until then, she's abandoned her partying ways, taking pride in being a "super-antisocial" homebody.
"At some point you realise these people you're hanging out with are your 'party friends'; they're not going to give a s--- about you in 10 years," Miley said. "Then you remember who you really want around you."