Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has turned down a request to write songs for Miley Cyrus and urged the pop star to call him personally if she wants to work with him.

The rocker has revealed Cyrus' representatives recently got in touch with him and asked for him to offer up his songwriting skills, but Corgan is adamant he would only consider working with the Wrecking Ball star if she gets in touch properly.

He tells France's Oui Fm, "I was asked recently to get involved (with Cyrus), but the problem is, and this is nothing against her, but that whole world in L.A. is they want you to write a bunch of songs, and then the pop people pick through, 'I want that one, I want that one.' I don't do that... If she called me and said, 'Would you write a song with me?' I would consider it because again, she is very talented, and it would be a cool thing to explore, but I'm not going to write a song and sit by the fire, hoping Miley picks my song over the next stupid song."