Miley Cyrus fully intended to “make history” with her performance on the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards , according to an interview provided to MTV News by a crew filming a documentary scheduled to air on the network later this year.
Cyrus grabbed headlines during the Aug. 25 awards show when her daring performance of “We Can’t Stop” segued into Robin Thicke singing “Blurred Lines.”
“Me and Robin, the whole time said, ’You know we’re about to make history right now,'” she said in the exclusive interview clip posted Tuesday (Sept. 3) on MTV.com.
Despite the controversy, Cyrus’ appearance appears to be destined to be remembered alongside Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” and Britney Spears’ “Oops … I Did It Again” as defiant and scandalous moments in the history of the VMAs.
“What’s amazing is I think now … people are still talking about it,” Cyrus said of her latest VMA moment. “They’re overthinking it. 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.”
Cyrus insists she isn’t worried about any criticism of her performance.
“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? … Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, that’s what you’re looking for. You’re wanting to make history.”
Although her father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, has kept a low profile since the VMAs, he expressed his support for her during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“Of course, I’ll always be here for Miley,” he said. “Can’t wait [to] see her when she gets home. She’s still my little girl, and I’m still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally, and that will never change.”
Watch a portion of the Miley Cyrus interview.