Miley Cyrus Reveals What She and Beyoncé Text About

Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé recently collaborated on 'II Most Wanted' song on Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter' album.

They'll be each other's shotgun rider! The Bey Hive went wild earlier this year when Beyoncé released her Cowboy Carter album complete with a surprise Miley Cyrus duet on the "II Most Wanted" song.

Fans were quick to point out that weeks before the album drop, the two pop stars both appeared at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards without so much as glancing each other's way, seemingly to keep the collaboration under wraps. 

In a new profile for W magazine, the 31-year-old former Disney star opens up about her longtime friendship with Beyoncé and the surprising topic they often text about. 

"We performed together when I was really young, probably 14, at the Stand Up to Cancer benefit," Miley recalls of the 2008 event. "I was ­sandwiched between Beyoncé and Rihanna, who were, you know, 5'10" and in heels. Their hips were, like, up to my shoulders. They were these powerful, fully realized, grown women, and I’m pretty sure I had braces on the back of my teeth. They were protective of me."

Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna perform on stage during the Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 5, 2008 in New York City. - Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

She adds that after meeting that fall, Beyoncé sent her a House of Deréon jacket with her name on the back in gold studs as well as jeans with her name on it for Christmas. 

The two mega stars have kept in touch, often discussing their powerhouse mothers, Tina Knowles and Tish Cyrus

"One of the things that we text about is our relationships with our mothers. Like her mom, Ms. Tina, my mom is also an M.T.: Mama Tish," Miley shares. "A lot of people call her Mom, in the way that Ms. Tina is almost not just a mother to Beyoncé, but to Beyoncé's fans as well." 

Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus perform on stage during the Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 5, 2008 in New York City. - Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

The "Flowers" singer shares that both moms were "everything" to them as they came up in their careers.

"My mom was my makeup, hair, seamstress, styling, tour manager—like, the actual manager," Miley explains. "The word 'mother' is the most all-encompassing word. The mother can be RuPaul; the mother can be Beyoncé. Our fans call us 'mother.’"

She also gave some insight into how her duet came to be with Beyoncé on "II Most Wanted."

Tina Knowles and Beyoncé celebrate the launch of her hair care line, CÉCRED, with an intimate gathering at The Revery LA on Feb. 20, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. - Julian Dakdouk/Parkwood Media/WireImage via Parkwood

"I wrote that song, like, two and a half years ago. My mom would always go, 'I love that song so much.' So when Beyoncé reached out to me about music, I thought of it right away because it really encompasses our relationship," Miley shares. "I told her, 'We don’t have to get country; we are country. We’ve been country.' I said, 'You know, between you being from Texas and me being from Tennessee, so much of us is going to be in this song.'" 

Miley adds that not only getting to sing with Queen Bey, but getting to write a song for her was "a dream come true."

Miley's proud mom, Tish, gushed about her daughter to ET at the GRAMMYs back in February. 

Tish Cyrus, Miley Cyrus and Brandi Cyrus attend the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on Feb. 4, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. - Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

"It's so crazy to think she's only 31 and everything that she's achieved, but as a person, she's just the most incredible human being. I'm so proud of her," Tish told ET. 

And in April, Miley's sister, Brandi Cyrus, spoke with ET about her collaboration with Beyoncé.

"I'm just so proud of her," Brandi said of Miley. "Fans have really put a lot out there of the videos of her when she was so young, just loving Beyoncé so much and saying like, 'What an idol!' And to get to work with one of her idols, I know how much that means to her."