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Miley Cyrus addresses her critics: ‘They’re overthinking it’


Miley Cyrus and her VMA twerk-fest seemed to annoy, confuse or offend just about everyone who saw it. From the celebs sitting in the audience with bemused looks on their faces (that would be you guys, Smith family and Rihanna), to those who continue to blast her for her “cultural appropriation” of twerking, to former fans who were shocked to see what the former Disney star has become; everybody’s got an opinion on Miley right now.

And that’s just how she wants it.

Cyrus has finally broken her silence regarding the performance and the backlash–and if you were expecting an apology or even an explanation, you’d better look elsewhere.

“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 says in an interview with MTV. “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.”

The 20-year old likened her performance to some of the more controversial VMA performances of yesteryear. In that respect, she fits right along with many of her pop idols.

“I don’t pay attention to the negative because I’ve seen this play out so many times,” Miley asks, “How many times have we seen this play out in pop music? Madonna‘s done it. Britney‘s done it. Every VMA performance, that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history.”

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