Miley Cyrus Breaks Post-VMA Silence, Insists Detractors are 'Over-Thinking' Her Performance

Miley Cyrus has a message to critics of her controversial tongue-twerking MTV Video Music Awards performance: Simmer down now.

Speaking out for the first time since she and Robin Thicke blurred the lines of art and good taste at last Sunday’s ceremony, the embattled pop star told MTV News that her primary objective heading into the show was to …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

How Miley Cyrus Got Tongues Wagging -- for the Wrong Reasons -- at MTV's VMAs

The morning after MTV’s Video Music Awards spectacle, perhaps an American Idol summed it up best. Upon sampling the kudoscast, Kelly Clarkson tweeted: “2 words: #pitchystrippers.”

Yet for all of Lady Gaga‘s calling-card outrageousness, her show opener (including a costume change into a seashell bra/thong bikini) was demure when juxtaposed …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO