In first post-VMA interview, Miley Cyrus says she planned to "make history"

Says Cyrus of her critics: "They're overthinking it. You're thinking about it more than I thought about it"

By Daniel D'Addario

Published September 3, 2013 2:06PM (EDT)

  (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)
(Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

Miley Cyrus is having the last laugh, it seems.

In an interview with MTV News conducted last week after her controversial performance at the Video Music Awards, the pop singer declared it had been her plan all along to get people talking. In performing "We Can't Stop" and "Blurred Lines" with Robin Thicke, Cyrus inflamed the late-summer news cycle with her racially charged dancing (similar to that in a poorly considered video) and raunchy use of a foam finger.

"Me and Robin [Thicke] the whole time said, 'You know, we're about to make history right now,'" said Cyrus.

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"What's amazing is, I think, now, we're three days later, and people are still talking about it. They're overthinking it. You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it," the 20-year-old Cyrus added.

She compared herself to Britney Spears and Madonna, two performers known for provoking the public's salacious interest in female sexuality in a manner a bit more, well, thought-out. Her album, "Bangerz," is to be released Oct. 4, and time will tell if any press is good press!

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