Miley Cyrus, who has received a lot of flak for her racy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25, where she gyrated with Robin Thicke during a rendition of “Blurred Lines,” has finally opened up about the controversy that refuses to die down.
Cyrus’ raunchy performance and outfit -- a flesh colored two-piece bikini -- set tongues wagging soon after her act, but the 20-year-old is happy with the outcome as people are still talking about it.
“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," Cyrus said in an interview posted on MTV website.
The “Hannah Montana” actress, who is gearing up to release her new album “Bangerz,” said that she does not understand why people say she has crossed a line with the performance, as this is not the first time the VMAs have set the stage for something controversial.
Defending her performance, Cyrus pointed out previous acts that were considered hypersexual like when Madonna and Britney Spears kissed on stage during the 2003 VMAs, and Madonna’s "Like A Virgin" performance at the 1984 VMAs. Both these incidents went on to make history, Cyrus said.
"Me and Robin (Thicke) the whole time said, 'You know, we're about to make history right now,'" Cyrus said during the interview, and added that she does not see what the controversy is all about. "I don't pay attention to the negative because I've seen this play out so many times … Madonna's done it. Britney's done it. Every VMA performance, that's what you're looking for; you're wanting to make history."
More than a week after the VMAs, which reportedly saw a viewership increase of more than 60 percent over the 2012 edition by averaging 10.1 million viewers, Cyrus' act is still in the news. But, she has also received a lot of criticism from several quarters, especially from Thicke’s mother, who said she was shocked to see Cyrus “putting her butt that close to my son."
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.