Bret Michaels admires Miley Cyrus for not taking "any s**t".

The Poison singer - who has collaborated with the 'Hannah Montana' star on their new single 'Nothing to Lose' - is in awe of the 17-year-old singer-and-actress because she stands up for what she believes in.

He said: "Does she stir s**t up? No. What I think that she does is she doesn't take any s**t. I love that about her. I've seen it. I've seen people come at her, come at me, and we're both the same. I set them straight. A lot of times when you live in that Hollywood limelight, speaking your piece or doing your thing is organic and more controversial than people trying to be controversial. I think the trying stuff - I'm bored of it. You're like, 'Oh God, someone told them to go there and do that.' "

The 47-year-old rocker - who dated Pamela Anderson and appeared in a sex tape with the blonde beauty - has defended the outspoken teenager and doesn't think Miley deliberately sets out to cause problems in her personal and work life.

Discussing whether or not Miley likes to create scandals, he added to America's OK! magazine: "I think the exact opposite. I think she's got a strong backbone. I don't think she takes s**t from people. She's unpredictable and that's natural."

Miley has been involved in a number of controversies since she found fame.

When she was just 15, the starlet posed topless for fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz in a shoot which appeared in Vanity Fair magazine.

Last year, Miley shocked fans again when she pole danced in a skimpy pair of shorts during her performance of 'Party in the USA' at the Teen Choice Awards.