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Miley Cyrus Addresses Her MTV VMA’s Performance

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From concerns of hyper-sexualization and accusations of “minstrelsy,” to more light-hearted (but no less cruel) side-products like memes and hashtags, Miley Cyrus‘ performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards has heard it all. But now, the 20-year-old singer has finally addressed the subject herself.

In a brief clip from her upcoming MTV documentary, Miley explains that she and Robin Thicke, the co-conspirator in the performance, knew exactly what they were doing, and that was to “make history.” She also defends her set by pointing to past raunchy shows from Madonna and Britney Spears. Either way, Miley isn’t paying attention to the negative.

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? You know now, you know it’s happened. Madonna’s done it, Britney’s done it. Anyone that performs, that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history. Me and Robin, the whole time, said, “you know we’re about to make history right now?”

It’s amazing, we’re three days later and 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. I didn’t even think about it, because that’s just me.

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