Miley Speaks — Proud She Could ‘Make History’

The 20-year-old singer insists people are "over-thinking" her VMA performance

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Apparently the only way Miley Cyrus figured she could “make history” was to engage in sexually charged antics in front of millions. Hey, as she claims to MTV, it worked for Madonna. It worked, too, for Britney. Miley just wanted in on the water-cooler conversation.

MTV film crews shooting Cyrus for a documentary released a clip of her discussing the aftermath of her widely panned escapade at the Aug. 27 MTV Video Music Awards show in Brooklyn. Cyrus not only appears totally fine with her performance, but proud that people want to still chat about it.

“What’s amazing is, I think, now, we’re three days later and people are still talking about it. They’re over-thinking it,” she says. “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.”

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While Cyrus took the most flak for her on-stage frolicking, Robin Thicke mostly got a pass for being a co-conspirator in the performance. But, according to Cyrus, none of that mattered. “Me and Robin, the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now.’”

The 20-year-old singer has grown up in the limelight and says she simply doesn’t pay attention to the negative reactions, having seen that before. Instead, she seemed  clearly determined to join that echelon of performers who’ve used the VMAs as a platform to advance their careers.

“Madonaa’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history.”

25 comments
mrbip
mrbip

First, it's Robin and me - not "me and Robin".  

Second, what bothered me most was not the "oooh, she's a role model" crap.  It's frankly that she's just not that attractive.  Twerking is attractive, sexy and fun to watch when it's a curvaceous woman doing it throwing around her luscious long looks.  


Mile is none of those things.  She's skinny, flat chested, her shoulders are huge and she's gangly.  So not sexy. 


shirleymayatan
shirleymayatan

Everybody seems so eager to have their 5 minutes of fame, even if it is without glory. But that's her choice. Our choice might be best NOT to feed into her publicity machinery and just walk away. I am sure all of us have better things to do with our lives than talk about Miley or Miley's VMA performance. Peace! :)

ThomasGlover
ThomasGlover

Someone should give the young starlet a lesson on the meaning of history.  As far as I can tell what she made was not history but a fool of herself.   She is the singer of a catchy tune and that is, in my opinion, about all.  If she had made history the other night then people of future generations would be studying her, her behaviour and her contributions to society for years to come.  For some reason I really cannot see that happening.


AnnieMd778
AnnieMd778

Perhaps Madonna & Brittany had a bit more class when "they did it".  She'll laugh when her fan base starts dropping off...

lapetitecollette
lapetitecollette

i can only imagine growing up a starlet, feeling like you're not allowed to change your image because you're constantly judged by those around you.


and before anyone cries about her setting an example; she is a performer. her job is to entertain people like YOU (who by the way, are so immune to shock from all of the other crap we unquestioningly take in, that we set the bar unknowingly) she's not a politician, not a religious figure, not your daughter or your sister. 


now calm down and go volunteer for a cause, or adopt a puppy, or do something that backs up this moral superiority complex. jesus.

PeeSchwartz
PeeSchwartz

She seemed like she was on some sort of stimulant.


DonBartenstein
DonBartenstein

“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.”


No s**t.....

thevlookup
thevlookup

Why does TIME bother about Miley? There's a brewing war out there and they are making space for Miley. Sigh.

ChinneDeLasAlas
ChinneDeLasAlas

If that is how you wanted it- Madonna or Britney, then you should have not sold tickets to families and kids who grew up knowing your image. You should have said RATED X and FOR ADULTS ONLY.  You sold yourself as PG 13 and for kids under that!  NO EXCUSES FOR STUPIDITY AND SHEER CALLOUSNESS AND CARELESSNESS. 

CrossWinds
CrossWinds

Matthew 4:8-10.........

8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”

KristiMcshane
KristiMcshane

I felt she dropped her moral values at the door when she jumped on that stage personally. I seen a little girl lashing out, acting like a drunk women with no self respect; That's a personal opinion.

nalexf25
nalexf25

Miley is more concerned about her career then the negative influence she's having on her younger influential fans? That's fine I guess.. She's missing one thing Madonna and Britney had though, and that's called a "hit". I'm not a Madonna or Britney fan, but their music actually sounded catchy at times, unlike her music which is simply trash.

theparkwilliam
theparkwilliam

What is WRONG w you people ?? Miley's young, talented, smart, a showbiz veteran and, in case you're so old / uptight that you can't recognize/appreciate it anymore,  she's H-O-T !! 

In the interview she was absolutely on target .. the VMA Awards have always been a competition of who's act can push the envelope the most. Frankly, Miley's routine was tame compared to Madonaa's & Britney's sensual onstage kiss back in the homophobic, tight- assed days of over a decade ago! 

If you're so uptight about acts like Miley',s here's an idea ... instead of writing protest letters & comments / bitching to your representatives in Washington ... DON'T WATCH the VMA Awards! Otherwise you're like the hypocrite that goes to a strip show & then bitch about "immorality" the next day!  


JuliusCaesar108
JuliusCaesar108

I've never cared for her, never have bothered to watch one of her shows or movies, so this doesn't really matter all that much to me.  The only issue I find is how "shocking" everything is - CNN and any other media outlet is in the market to create drama. Miley is out to make drama, and then she is complaining how people are making a fuss out of it - such a paradox.

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

It would seem to be less of a case of other people "overthinking" it than of Cyrus "underthinking" it.

buffalo.barnes102
buffalo.barnes102

Miley, there's a big difference between "making history" and making a fool of yourself. Whitney Houston's rendition of the National Anthem was "history". Your antics were just...sad. 

not_a_rap_fan
not_a_rap_fan

If she was going towards being the talk of the town, she probably succeeded.  Unfortunately.  It seems to be, looking at her and my son, to be not whether you can be the best but whether you can be talked about for what is not positive but rather idiotic.  I know why my son is the way he is, but I wonder what kind of teaching she received from her parents.  If this is an example of that teaching, in my humble opinion, they failed miserably as parents.  To bad they aren't questioning her and her actions.  I'd be ashamed to be known as her parents myself--just as I'm not on the front burner with my son's acquaintances.  I find this age group embarrassingly idiotic and childish.

zl11
zl11

Miley shouldn't have felt this was the way to go to get recognized. Madonna broke the rules, but at the time they needed breaking. Brittney's performance was still awesome. Miley's was just embarrassing. That's the difference. She was just EMBARRASSING. It wasn't about sexuality, it didn't redefine the world, it didn't change anything. It was about crappy sensationalism, and it was just ugly to watch.

kathyme
kathyme

The difference being that Madonna and Brittney were at the top when they "made history" they didn't need to the VMA stage.  Miley is silly to put herself on the same level as them.  She needs to "make history" with her own merits not stunts that make her look like a wannabe.

minike80
minike80

Miley is just the puppet of egomaniac designer Marc Jacobs. He supports her from the background and he told her to act like that at the VMA. Jacobs has a great influence on stars like Lady Gaga, Kanye West, etc. He even made Kanye West to steal a 40 years old Hungarian song. Jacobs cruelly tortures a talented Hungarian girl. He stole her ideas and sexually harassed her. He`s been stalking her since she was 16. Jacobs is a manipulator! Read the shocking truth on: http://styleangelique.blogspot.hu/2013/08/marc-jacobs-controls-miley-cyrus-kanye.html

eifg
eifg

@theparkwilliam  You are mostly correct, to me her performance was not immoral or offensive. It was just bad, not well thought out or performed and certainly not entertaining. She may be very talented but she did not show it.