Miley Cyrus Breaks Silence on VMAs: I Made "History" With Robin Thicke

Entertainment Sep. 3, 2013 AT 8:30AM
Miley Cyrus performing at the 2013 VMAs Miley Cyrus performing at the 2013 VMAs Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Sounds like Miley Cyrus knows what she's doing! Despite a false interview that made the rounds over the holiday weekend, the 20-year-old singer/actress has stayed mum on her feverishly debated MTV Video Music Awards performance of over one week ago -- until now. The "We Won't Stop" singer actually sat down with MTV three days after her polarizing Aug. 25 moment at Brooklyn's Barclays Center alongside Robin Thicke.

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MTV.com released a video tease of the chat (part of an upcoming documentary), a poised Cyrus breaks her silence on the twerks seen round the world. "I don't pay attention to the negative because I've seen this play out so many times," she says of her many, many detractors, "How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?"

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She adds of previous provocative VMAs moments: "Madonna's done it. Britney's done it. Every VMA performance, that's what you're looking for; you're wanting to make history." (A then lesser-known Madonna first had jaws dropping back at the 1984 VMAs, writhing on the floor in a wedding dress to the strains of "Like a Virgin"; her future make-out partner Britney Spears revealed her naughty side -- and a flesh-colored bodysuit -- performance "Oops I Did It Again" and "Satisfaction" at the 2000 show.)

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And "history" was definitely on Cyrus and Thicke's mind before they hit the stage, she says. "Me and Robin the whole time said, 'You know we're about to make history right now.'"

"What's amazing is I think now, we're three days later and people are still talking about it. They're overthinking it," she exclaims.

"You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn't even think about it 'cause that's just me!"

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