It was definitely something that nobody forgot!
Miley Cyrus is gearing up to host the MTV VMAs this Sunday, and she recently chatted with the New York Times
about her now infamous performance at the 2013 award show with Robin Thicke.
"Everything I’ve ever done has been true to me at that minute. Even down to [Hannah Montana] — when I started I was 12 years old, and that was like a dream to me. So that was my truth at that moment. Me coming out of that teddy bear, to me, wasn’t just a teddy bear. My dad always explained it to me that you step into your happiness. That’s kind of like what I was doing. When I broke down the bear belly, I was really breaking out — my show ended, and then I didn’t really work for two years. That’s when I did my most self-exploration. [The performance] was kind of going into this way of saying, 'I’m just going to do what will make me happy.' At that moment, that’s what really made me happy," she explained.
The songstress also revealed that the "Blurred Lines" crooner knew exactly what she was planning to do onstage, but pretended to be caught off guard.
"I didn’t really know [Robin] too much before, and I don’t really know him now. It was funny, because I got so much of the heat for it, but that’s just being a woman. He acted like he didn’t know that was going to happen. You were in rehearsals! You knew exactly what was going to happen. And he was actually the one that approved my outfit, so I thought that was very funny. He wanted me as naked as possible, because that’s how his video was. It was very much a collaboration. My part — 'We Can’t Stop' — was all me. But when it went into 'Blurred Lines,' that was his performance," she sniped.
The twerking queen even threw in her two cents about Nicki Minaj bashing the program for their failure to nominate her video "Anaconda" for more awards. "She was saying that everyone was white and blonde that got nominated, I heard? And then Taylor Swift butted in... I didn’t follow it. You know what I always say? Not that this is jealousy, but jealousy does the opposite of what you want it to — that’s a yoga mantra. People forget that the choices that they make and how they treat people in life affect you in a really big way. If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it," she noted.
"What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite. I think there’s a way you speak to people with openness and love. You don’t have to start this pop star against pop star war. It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so now the story isn’t even on what you wanted it to be about," she added.
We're actually starting to like her more, which we never thought we'd say!