Miley Cyrus Confirms She Smoked Pot Onstage at EMAs: I Thought It Would "Be Really Funny"
LOL? The folks at MTV may not have been laughing after Miley Cyrus smoked pot onstage at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam on Nov. 10, but the 20-year-old "Wrecking Ball" singer says the act was not pre-planned and was intended to be funny.
"I was just walking out of my room and then I was like 'Oh I have this in my bag, that will be really funny," she explained during a radio interview with U.K.'s Capital FM on Wednesday, Nov. 13, confirming that the joint was, indeed, marijuana. "And I didn't say anything to anybody. It's not that I think about that, and I don't tell anyone I'm gonna do it because then they're going to tell me no."
"Some people I think overthink stuff so much . . . that's not why I do it," the former Disney star added. "I just did it mostly because I knew the fans in Amsterdam would love it and they started going crazy when I did it."
During the EMAs, Cyrus caused quite a controversy when she took the stage to accept the award for Best Video, and started smoking a joint. MTV censored the singer's speech when the EMAs were rebroadcast in the U.S. and showed footage of the audience instead.
"It's kind of funny because after you do something like that -- everyone doesn't want to talk as much about your performances," Cyrus, who performed both her hits "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" during the awards show, told Capital FM. "But this is one of my favorite things about coming to Europe is even though that happened, it's not like the main focus of the night. Everyone was coming up and hitting me up about my performance and how I sound."
The former child star also told the radio show that she doesn't "care what the media says." Cyrus tweeted that same sentiment the morning after the awards show, writing, "Sometimes in life you just gotta decide to not give AF." She later added, "So much fun last night! Amsterdam, you're the dopesssst, thank you for always being so good to me."