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(Yahoo!) - Miley Cyrus has a message for all the haters knocking her twerk-tastic and controversial 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance on August 25 with Robin Thicke: She's just being Miley.
The "We Can't Stop" singer broke her silence in an interview with MTV.com three days after her polarizing number at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and said, "I don't pay attention to the negative because I've seen this play out so many times," she dished. "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!"
In the MTV video, which is a teaser for an upcoming documentary, the former "Hannah Montana" star claims that she's certainly not the first star to shock the world with a performance. "How many times have we seen this play out in pop music? 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."
She's got a point: Audience members were agog after the "Material Girl" and the "Toxic" singer locked lips at the 2003 MTV VMAs and proceeded to bust a move together. Nearly 10 years before that, Madonna had tongues wagging over her hypersexual performance of "Like A Virgin" at the 1984 VMAs. Neither performance sidelined their careers; if anything, it made each star more famous.
In fact, making a big scene at the VMAs is all part of the game. Van Toffler, president of Viacom Media Networks Music & Logo Group, was definitely pleased with Cyrus's performance, calling it a "huge success" and saying, "It was a wonderfully chaotic mess of unforgettable performances — everything you could hope for as a producer of a live music show."
And it sounds like the 20-year-old star knew full well that she was about to put her stamp on music history when she took the stage with the "Blurred Lines" crooner and a foam finger. "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," the pop princess explains.
So there you have it folks, we may not ever look at a foam finger the same way again, but Miley Cyrus knew that would be the case all along.
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