Cyrus is known for her controversial stage antics and liberal stance on sex and drugs, but struggles to see how nudity in her music videos makes her a worse example than Swift's recent "Bad Blood".
"I don't get the violence revenge thing?" the 22-year-old singer told Marie Claire. "That's supposed to be a good example? And I'm a bad role model because I'm running around with my t***ies out? I'm not sure how t***ies are worse than guns."
"Bad Blood" sees Swiftie enlist a gang of female celebrities including Selena Gomez, Cara Delevingne and Jessica Alba to plot revenge against a former friend, believed to be Katy Perry.
The two chart-toppers used to be pals but their friendship turned nasty when Perry allegedly hired backing dancers from beneath Swift during the latter's world tour. Both artists have performed subtle and not-so-subtle digs at the other during recent gigs.
Off topic, Cyrus was also quick to condemn the harsh presentation of women in the music industry compared to men.
"There is so much sexism, ageism, you name it," she said. "Kendrick Lamar sings about LSD and he's cool. I do it and I'm a druggie w**re."
Most controversial music videos
Most controversial music videos
1/14 'Wrecking Ball' - Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus stripped completely naked and swung on a wrecking ball for this Terry Richardson-directed video. It won multiple awards including Best Video at the MTV VMAs. No-one is entirely sure why.
2/14 'Hard Out Here' - Lilly Allen
Allen was criticised for using scantily-clad, twerking black dancers while she remained fully-clothed in the video for her comeback single. The pop star was branded 'racist' and accused of treating her dancers as props rather than people.
3/14 'Blurred Lines' - Robin Thicke
The song and accompanying video featuring topless women were criticised for condoning rape and sexist attitudes towards women. Unsurprisingly, given its catchy refrain of 'I know you want it'.
4/14 'Like A Prayer' - Madonna
The Vatican went crazy, and not in a good way, over this 1988 music video for its use of Catholic iconography.
5/14 'Do What U Want' - Lady Gaga
Gaga writhes around naked in this controversial video branded an 'ad for rape'. R Kelly appears as a sinister doctor who tells Gaga: 'I'm putting you under and when you wake up you're going to be pregnant'.
6/14 'Dark Horse' - Katy Perry
Perry sparked outrage among some Muslims who claimed her 'Dark Horse' video was blasphemous. The clip featured a scene in which an Islamic necklace was burned by lightning shot from her fingers. The offending scene was later removed.
7/14 'Animals' - Maroon 5
This creepy video saw frontman Adam Levine star as a sociopathic butched who stalks a girl and fantasises about having sex with her while soaked in blood. No wonder women's rights groups were up in arms.
8/14 'Closer' - Nine Inch Nails
The video for 'Closer' by Nine Inch Nails featured torture, S&M, religion and pretty much everything controversial they could jam in.
9/14 'Only' - Nicki Minaj
The US rapper's lyric video for 'Only' features Drake as the Pope, Minaj as a Hitler-style dictator and Chris Brown as an army leader. Critics have widely branded it as glorifying Nazism.
10/14 'Born Free' - Mia
MIA's 2010 music video saw ginger-haired men rounded up by a SWAT team and tortured. If that's not controversial...
11/14 'Hate Me Now' - Nas
Nas walked through the garden of Gethsemane in his 1999 music video. Other scenes featured the rapper being crucified on the cross. Say no more.
12/14 'Shake It Off' - Taylor Swift
Swift was accused of 'perpetuating black stereotypes' by rapper Earl Sweatshirt when twerking black dancers appeared in her 'inherently offensive' music video.
13/14 'The Next Day' - David Bowie
David Bowie dressed as Christ, Gary Oldman as a debauched priest and Marion Cotillard as a prostitute for 'The Next Day' music video. It shows a Cardinal dancing with a bare-breasted woman and an array of religious imagery including a figure who is indulging in self-flagellation.
14/14 'Smack My B**ch Up' - The Prodigy
The Prodigy's 1997 video featured heroin use, drinking, sex, violence and hit and runs. Many groups criticised it for endorsing violence against women.
Regardless, Cyrus isn't about to censor herself anytime soon. "There's nothing left to catch me doing," she boasts. "You want to hack my email so you can find my nude pictures? I'll just f**king put them up."
The "We Can't Stop" star is set to host the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on 30 August after claiming to have been banned from performing after 2013's "Blurred Lines" scandal with Robin Thicke. She is up for seven awards including Video of the Year.Reuse content