Watch: Miley Cyrus Says She Wanted To ‘Make History’ With Her 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Performance

Was she successful?

A day after Miley Cyrus performed on the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with Robin Thicke, she addressed the negative feedback she got on her official Twitter profile. Today, in what HAS TO BE THE LAST AND FINAL WORD ON THE MATTER, we get to see a video interview with Miley were she talks about her intent for the performance. According to Miley, she wanted to make history by putting on a VMAs performance that she gave no thought to. Apparently, she just went out on stage and performed … there was no plan, no agenda, just Miley being Miley. Which, to be honest, sounds about right. Click below to watch Miley explain herself and let’s put this discussion to rest FOREVER.

So, what was she thinking? In her first video interview since her notorious twerking routine at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Aug. 25, Miley Cyrus says she wanted to do something people would talk about – not just for days but for years to come. “Me and Robin [Thicke] the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now,’ ” Cyrus, 20, says in a video clip recorded last week and obtained by MTV. At the same time, Cyrus says she didn’t spent a ton of time dwelling on the preparations. “What’s amazing is, I think, now, we’re three days later and people are still talking about it. They’re overthinking 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.” She also name-drops Madonna and Britney Spears as examples of pop stars who shocked VMA viewers with their routines. “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?” she says. “Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance … that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history.”


It’s very telling when she says, “I didn’t even think about it cuz that’s just me“, because it was clearly an un-thought out performance, IMHO. AGAIN, my critique has nothing to do with the alleged “oversexy, raunchy” nature of the performance (because I found it neither sexy nor raunchy) … my critique stems from the fact that it was just a crappy performance. IMHO, she offered nothing interesting or inventive. It was basically just Miley indulging herself on a televised stage. Did she make history? Probably. This stupid performance will be talked about whenever the 2013 VMAs are discussed from here on out so … I guess mission: accomplished.

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  1. Linnéa

    Uhm.. If she meant that she wanted to make history about her tongue, then i’m in!

  2. Jake

    I think it’s too early to say whether or not she made history. Personally, i don’t think it will be included in a list of best/most memorable performances like a lot of Madonna and Britney’s performances. The difference between them and Miley is that Miley was trying to shock and didn’t really have any artistry in the performance, where as Britney and Madonna, their performances usually are highly thought out and have some artistry included in them. They aren’t just jumping around on stage.

  3. Jen

    I suppose time will tell if she indeed made history. IMHO, if history was made at the VMAs this year, then it’s not for a good reason.

    If Miley was trying to be Britney circa 2000 (i.e. Satisfaction/Oops I did it again), then she completely missed the mark. She, in no way shape or form, even came close to that. Britney’s routine was well thought out and perfectly choreographed/executed — the complete opposite of Miley’s VMA performance.

    “I didn’t even think about it” … Yeah, I highly doubt Madonna/Britney/other artists that have stood the test of time “don’t even think about” their performances.

  4. Alecia

    Well if you think any publicity is good publicity then yeah she made history.
    However I don’t think it’s going to make history like Britney and Madonna. These performances actually pushed the envelope- the mess Miley did was like a hee-haw impression of ratchet culture.

  5. katy

    She could make history by keeping her tongue in her mouth, and quitting the cancer sticks.

  6. luna

    Making history? No honey. Making a fool of yourself? More like it.

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