In her first on-camera comments about the issue, Miley Cyrus cites a music artist's desire to "make history" and mentions Madonna and Britney Spears, while speaking about her racy performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which was met with a lot of criticism from viewers and the press.
The 20-year-old pop star made her comments in a video interview that she implies was filmed three days after the annual show, which saw her twerking against singer Robin Thicke and spurred criticism online. It was posted on Sept. 3 on MTV News, which stated that it was provided by a crew filming a documentary about Cyrus.
"I don't pay attention to the negative because I've seen this play out so many times. How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?" the singer says, regarding the backlash. "Madonna's done it. Britney's done it. Every VMA performance, anyone that performs, that's what you're looking for -- you're wanting to make history. 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 taking about it," she adds. "They're over-thinking it. You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. I didn't even think about it 'cause that's just me."
Following online criticism over her performance, Cyrus did not comment directly but on Twitter cited Rolling Stone, which had stated in an article: "Miley stole the night, which is why the nation is still in recovery today. Thanks, Miley..."
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