Miley Cyrus’ twerking pair-up with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend set the Internet alight and triggered condemnation and a lesser degree of support. Now, Cyrus has given her first interview since her controversial performance and undeclared she wanted to “make history.”
The 20-year-old’s suggestive, near-naked pax de deux on Thicke’s summer hit “Blurred Lines was undeniably of pop culture’s freeze-frame’s of the year, riding a twerk zeitgeist moment and Oxford Dictionaries Online’s officially recognition of the word — although Slate disputes that.
But Cyrus appears to be taken the fuss in her young stride.
“Me and Robin the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now,'” she told MTV News.
Echoing Justin Timberlake’s and Lady Gaga’s support of Cyrus’s arguably liberated stage antics, the “We Can’t Stop” star added that she thinks people have lost a sense of perspective about her VMAs performance.
“What’s amazing is I think now, we’re three days later and people are still talking about it,” she notes.
“They’re over thinking it. 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.”
Of her detractors, which include Kelly Clarkson, the Parent’s Television Council, her one-time Hannah Montana co-star Brooke Shields, Teddy Bear Charities, and even the inventor of the foam finger, Miley appears to be unconcerned.
“I don’t pay attention to the negative because I’ve seen this play out so many times,” she insists. “How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?”
The new queen of twerk went on: “Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history.”
Since her barnstorming VMAs spot, an unrepentant Cyrus has since released suggestive images from a photo shoot to promote her upcoming new album Bangerz and — although it was a leak — retained her twerk monopoly following the online arrival of Lil Twist’s “Twerk” single which features the guest vocals of Miley and Justin Bieber.
Perhaps Miley’s defiant reaction is the right one. “Never Complain, Never Explain” comes to mind when dealing with not-that-important public fall-outs. By those standards, the young twerker got at least one half right.
But what do you think? Did Cyrus “make history” or just a spectacle of herself?
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