Kelis wants people to get off Miley Cyrus’ back!

NEW YORK - JULY 08: Singer Kelis visits 'Fuse Top 20 Countdown' at fuse Studios on July 8, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)Kelis thinks we should all cut Miley Cyrus some slack – because we were all like that at her age.

“People kinda need to get off her back,” says Kelis.

“If you’re an artist and if you’re any good, your feelings are on your sleeve.”

“Who wasn’t like that at 17, 18? People forget that just because you are in the public eye they think you’re supposed to temper yourself…’I’m living my life out loud.’ I remember that. You’re finding your way.”