Miley Cyrus Wanted to ‘Make History’ with VMA Performance

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus had everyone talking with her scandalous VMA performance. But the pop star says that was her intention all along.

In an interview with MTV News, Cyrus broke her silence about the polarizing performance.

“Me and Robin [Thicke,] the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now,’” she said.

“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 said. “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 compared it to past VMA show-stoppers from Madonna and Britney Spears. “Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history.”

But don’t think she’s worried about the backlash. “I don’t pay attention to the negative because I’ve seen this play out so many times,” she said. “How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?”

Miley is using the platform to promote her new music. On Oct. 8, she will release her album Bangerz featuring Big Sean, Juicy J, Nelly, and French Montana.

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26 Comments

  1. saint

    She just made fool of herself…

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    Brian Reply:

    @saint, exactly lol

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    @slickerthansly Reply:

    @saint, As she collects millions and you collect pennies.

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    Cheese Reply:

    @@slickerthansly, Money gives you the excuse to disturb the world?

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    troof Reply:

    @Cheese, what else is money for
    #haaaaaannnnnhhhhhh

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    Chloé Magnolia Reply:

    I find it so funny how you get off on someone else’s money, but you think it’s lame when someone with less money has something to say.

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  2. Bobby

    This is why I enjoy this blog so much more than others (such as thatgrapeJ) . The journalism is so much more accurate.

    She did her thing, she didn’t compare herself to Madonna or Britney she just made her point. She knew she was being redicolous.

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    Cheese Reply:

    @Bobby, ThatGrapeJuice used to be my site until I realized that the author was biased and added his opinions into the articles.

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  3. troof

    this is why Kanye fu

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    troof Reply:

    This is why Kanye fux wit her
    they both DGAF

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  4. BEDSTUYFLY

    LOL!

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  5. deejay

    I like Myley Cyrus but that performance was not “historic” girl lol It was comical.
    People are talking about it because it was a joke, not because you made history. There’s a big difference between the two.

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    Wow Reply:

    @deejay, I agree 100%. If she were to have kids would she still be proud of her performance? I wouldn’t. But maybe that’s just me.

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  6. d

    she thinks she is being provactive and shocking like ppl before her. NO BOO! ITS NOT LIKE THAT! youre being a JOKE!

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  7. Nick wright

    Our problem is that you’re twerking with no ASS girl

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  8. Chloé Magnolia

    In what way did she make history? It was an idiotic performance. It was bound to happen, I’ll give her that, but it was idiotic. Not historic.

    It’s too easy these days. They’ll shit live on stage on a golden toilet and call it historic. And people will actually be right behind them cheering them on. Pop culture is really laughable…

    A friend of mine called her performance “well thought-out”. Give me a break.

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  9. TRA

    Miley Cyrus gave arguably the worst musical stage performance in pop history and music history at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards this year. I used to believe that Nicki Minaj gave the worst musical stage performance in music history at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Miley Cyrus’ performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was far worse than Nicki Minaj’s performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards. I respect the fact that Miley Cyrus wants to make edgy music that is different from her Hanna Montana days, but she is going way too far and over the top.

    Miley Cyrus doesn’t have to go over the top all the time by making uncool sexual gestures and twerking just to prove she is a great music artist and she cooler than everybody else. I am not a hardcore fan of Beyonce’s music, but one thing I love about Beyonce is that she is one of the best performers of her generation. Beyonce knows how to balance class with being sexy without going over the top. Miley Cyrus needs to learn how to balance class with being sexy without looking like trash everytime she performs now.

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  10. JQ

    I hope she falls directly on her chin the next time she sticks out her tongue.

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    Kyle Reply:

    @JQ, HAHAHAHAHAHA that made me laugh so hard but I hope that happens too! Seriously, I can’t believe that she compared her performance to Madonna’s and Britney’s. Yes, their performances in the past were provocative but the biggest difference between theirs and Miley’s was the fact that they wanted to be taken seriously. Miley was just prancing around like a dork. I was so embarrassed for her!

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  11. King

    One is apparently not enough, tell her to get another seat.

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  12. 700LVL.com

    Well, at the very least she sure did twerk her way into history.

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    Brian Reply:

    @700LVL.com, Do we really have to call this s*** twerk ?

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  13. kate

    It would be nice if history was made with some TALENT to go along with it.

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    Brian Reply:

    @kate, Exactlyyyy !!! :)

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  14. MayZiin

    that was everything but historic

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  15. Adelephant

    Obviously she made some type of history if its the only performance that’s still being talked about almost two weeks later.
    She knew acting a coon hot mess would give her attention and guess what.. It worked..

    So while everybody else’s lolly pop safe performances go unnoticed Miley got yaw all talking …

    Strategic marketing ..*pops gum*

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