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Miley Cyrus Just Wanted to 'Make History' With VMA Routine

Image: Miley Cyrus Just Wanted to 'Make History' With VMA Routine Miley Cyrus, right, and Robin Thicke.

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 02:54 PM

By Clyde Hughes

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Miley Cyrus said she just wanted to "make history" with her now infamous performance with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.

MTV posted a video on its website Tuesday in which Cyrus discussed the performance. The video is part of a documentary on Cyrus that is scheduled to air on MTV later this year, according to the Huffington Post.

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"Me and Robin (Thicke), the whole time said, 'You know we're about to make history right now,'" Cyrus, 20, said in the video excerpt released by MTV. "What's amazing is I think now, we're three days later and people are still talking about it. They're over thinking 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 performed her hit single "We Can't Stop," and joined Thicke in a duet for his song "Blurred Lines." Cyrus danced suggestively on stage, with her tongue out, and twerked in front of the singer.

Critics slammed Cyrus's performance, calling it overly sexualized and raunchy, but Cyrus said it was on par with previous VMA performances, like Madonna and Britney Spears' performance a few years ago in which the artists locked lips.

"I don't pay attention to the negative because I've seen this play out so many times," Cyrus said in the clip. "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."

James Montgomery of MTV seems to agree, calling Cyrus's performance "daring," adding that it was great publicity for the VMAs.

"'We Can't Stop' may very well be on its way to joining the ranks of other VMA performances that touched nerves, rankled reactionaries and have come to define a time and place in pop: Think Madonna's iconic 'Like A Virgin' or Britney's 'Oops ... I Did It Again,' performances that were strident, defiant and certainly scandalous in context," Montgomery said.

Cyrus was a former child star on Disney's "Hannah Montana."

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