Nick Cave has denied that he was taking jabs at Miley Cyrus in the lyrics of his new single 'Higgs Boson Blues', explaining the inspiration for including the youngster in the song.
The folk singer imagines 'Can't Be Tamed' singer Miley floating in a pool face down in the lyrics of his single and while most would assume Nick is insinuating something sinister, he insists that he “has nothing against Miley".
“I don't know that she's face down,” Nick explained to The Guardian.
"Maybe she's on a lilo. In some ways, if she is lying on a lilo then it's even more of a devastating image, considering the nature of the song and the absolute spiritual collapse that's happening all around her. No, let's say she's just on a lilo."
Miley Cyrus gave Nick Cave inspiration for his new single (Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com)
Nick continued: “I was in Madame Tussauds with my kids and they were hugging Miley Cyrus's waxwork.
“Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra was in the next room. They were groping Miley Cyrus, and I'm going, well, hang on a second, you've got Elizabeth Taylor here. 'Who?' And that had some impact on me, and that's why she's floating in the pool.”
Listen to 'Higgs Boson Blues' below...