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

miley cyrus vma performanceMiley 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 make some noise.

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“Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history,” she said. “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.

“I don’t pay attention to the negative because I’ve seen this play out so many times,” she added, before musing, “How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?”

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