Miley Cyrus wanted to “make history” with her MTV VMAs performance last month. While we’re sure she accomplished her goal in some way, the former Disney star also garnered a lot of criticism.
Cyrus danced on stage with people wearing giant bear costumes while she sang her hit summer song, “We Can’t Stop.” She also stayed on stage to perform during Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”
While the first part of her performance was risque, her second part was arguably more so. Stripping down to nude plastic underwear, Miley danced with and twerked on Thicke.
The singer gave her first video interview since the VMAs, reports People. In it, the Miley Cyrus commented that her performance was meant to make history.
Cyrus also stated that her goal with the performance was to make people talk for years. While we’re still seeing people talk about it more than a week later, it remains to be seen if the twerk-filled routine will go down in the annals of VMA history with Madonna and Britney Spears.
Entertainment Weekly notes that Miley Cyrus recalled, “Me and Robin the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now.’ “
Miley did make history in the sense that she consciously brought controversy to herself. However, much like her predecessors, the singer explained, “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?”
As for viewers who are still trying to figure out exactly what Miley Cyrus did on stage at the VMAs, the 20-year-old has a message. She stated that people are overthinking the performance. She explained, “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.”
Well, despite Miley Cyrus’ assurances that we shouldn’t think about her history-making performance at the VMAs, we’re still wondering what her intentions were with that foam finger.