updated 09/06/2011 AT 11:20 AM ET
•originally published 09/06/2011 AT 11:40 AM ET
Miley Cyrus may have been “nervous” before meeting her idol, Joan Jett, but mutual admiration prevailed for the two singers during a recent interview.
“People see me as this perfect Disney star, and the moment I put out a record that says ‘I’m not 11 years old anymore,’ people look down on me,” Cyrus said. “That’s why I have always looked up [to] you. When you came out people were shocked that there was a chick that wanted to rock as hard as the guys.”