Miley Cyrus wants to be called an ''interesting lesbian''.

The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker - who has been romantically linked with Kellan Lutz since her engagement to Liam Hemsworth ended - hit out at the abusive messages she receives on twitter, and is particularly unhappy with people branding her ''ugly''.

She tweeted: ''I get called an ugly lesbian a lot more than one would think. Or maybe not.

''Can u at least call me an interesting lesbian. I hate the U word.''

The 21-year-old star also revealed she has been feeling unwell for some time.

She wrote on the social networking website: ''I've officially had a cough for over a month! Wtffffffff (sic)''

Miley recently said she had no regrets about getting engaged to Liam in June 2012.

She said: ''I don't think I realised what 19 really is and I got engaged at 19.

''I definitely wouldn't change being engaged - it was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years! - but now I just feel like I can actually be happy.''

The former 'Hannah Montana' star also said she ''was so scared of ever being alone'' but now feels like she can face with world without 23-year-old Liam.

She added: ''I think, conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had, this entire year.

''I don't ever want to have to need someone again, where you feel like, without them, you can't be yourself.''