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Miley Cyrus Just Admitted That Ariana Grande Was "A Little Scared" When She Flirted With Her Midway Through A Live Duet

You're probably aware that Miley Cyrus recently launched a "Used to be Young" TikTok series in association with her latest single of the same name.

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The series involves Miley looking back at various moments from her career and giving fans some behind-the-scenes insight into what was really going on.

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So far, this has included a glimpse into her grueling daily schedule when she was a child star, and even why she "didn't make a dime" from her 2014 Bangerz tour.

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And on Tuesday, Miley looked back at her 2015 Backyard Session with Ariana Grande, where they performed for fans from Miley's garden in a Facebook livestream.

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If you need reminding, this was to help promote Miley's newly-launched Happy Hippy Foundation, which raises awareness and funds for homeless youth.

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During the performance, Ariana famously missed her cue after Miley started chatting to her partway through the song.

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Both stars were dressed in onesies for the session, and Miley asked her friend: "Are you a mouse? Or a bear?"

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"Uhm..." Ariana awkwardly replied. Miley then continued: "Whatever you are, it's probably the cutest mouse bear thing I've ever seen."

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Ariana smiled and after a few seconds of silence Miley referenced her own onesie and said: "I'm a unicorn, if you can't tell."

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"You're the cutest unicorn in the world," Ariana replied before giggling.

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She then gasped and visibly panicked after realizing that she had missed her cue to sing, and Miley was incredibly apologetic as she took full responsibility.

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"It's fine, we can just riff on it! Sorry, I was fucking you up," she said, before repeating: "Sorry, I was flirting, sorry!"

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Reflecting on this cute moment in her new TikTok, Miley has now said that Ariana was "scared" by her "flirting."

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Watching the performance back, she said: "This is as serious as it can be, me and Ariana Grande in onesies performing in the backyard."

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"I was flirting with her and she was... She was a little scared," Miley added. "We were having fun!"

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"Ariana is a real friend," she went on. "There's never been a time where I've asked her to do something that was important to me and she didn't come through, and the same thing me with her."

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While Miley was of course only playfully flirting with her friend, she has been very open about her sexuality for years.

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In October 2016, she opened up to Variety about being pansexual, saying: "I always hated the word 'bisexual,' because that's even putting me in a box. I don't ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl."

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Asked when she first identified as pansexual, Miley explained: "I think when I figured out what it was. I went to the LGBTQ center here in LA, and I started hearing these stories. I saw one human in particular who didn’t identify as male or female. Looking at them, they were both: beautiful and sexy and tough but vulnerable and feminine but masculine."

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"And I related to that person more than I related to anyone in my life," she went on. "Even though I may seem very different, people may not see me as neutral as I feel. But I feel very neutral. I think that was the first gender-neutral person I’d ever met. Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, 'Oh — that’s why I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not.'"

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However, earlier in her "Used to be Young" series, Miley identified as bisexual.

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Looking back at an old paparazzi photo of herself, Emily Osment, Taylor Swift, and Demi Lovato, Miley drew attention to her casual outfit compared to the other girls' glam.

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She quipped at the time: "If you guys didn't know I was bisexual from this damn picture, I don't know what's wrong with you."

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