Miley Cyrus has opened up about her close-knit relationship with Pharrell Williams. The singer told MTV UK about when she first decided she wanted the producer to take part in her forthcoming album. She said, "Pharrell . . . was the first thing I said, just because that was kind of me at that point -- this is before 'Blurred Lines' and 'Get Lucky' was out." She explained that he kind of has a radio silence for a second and that was because he was coming up with his new sound. Miley said, "He was also reinventing himself and getting even more involved with fashion, taking himself to a whole other brand which is what, you know, I've been wanting to do." The singer also said that their shared desire to grow as artists made them closer. She continued, "I feel protected by him 'cause he's like a big bro, so I feel like a whole different vibe in the studio."Miley added that Pharrell contacted her to let her know that Jay Z was going to shout her out on his new project. She said, "Pharrell had actually hit me [up], he was like, 'Jay Z wants to call you and tell you that he's shouting you out in the song tomorrow.'"Meanwhile, Miley's video has been banned in the U.K. The San Francisco Gate reported that the singer's video won't be played because it's too raunchy.