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.”