Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance with Robin Thicke may go down in history as one of the most-loathed dance numbers in the history of girls in rubber suits and guys dressed as Beetlejuice, but that’s just fine with Miley, because she wasn’t even trying to be sexy — she was just trying to subvert the dominant paradigm, y’all.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the newly-single “Wrecking Ball” singer opens up about how her performance was totally misinterpreted, and how she’s not just a tongue-wagging twerk machine.
"I wasn't trying to be sexy," Miley reveals of her nearly-nude gyration-fest. "If I was trying to be sexy, I could have been sexy. I can dance a lot better than I was dancing."
Apparently, Miley didn’t even find the evening’s ensemble particularly attractive, telling the interviewer of her get-up, "I look like a little creature.” As for her recent penchant for twerking, Miley says the haters have made what used to be a joyous celebration, replete with jiggly dance, a thing of the past.
"People are like, 'Miley thinks she's a black girl, but she's got the flattest ass ever,'" she says. "I'm like, I'm 108 pounds! I know! Now people expect me to come out and twerk with my tongue out all the time. I'll probably never do that s—t again."
Despite her detractors, Miley’s bad girl act has gained her some new friends in the industry, including Kanye West, with whom she recently collaborated on a remix for his single “Black Skinhead.”
She explains of their meeting, prior to the VMAs, “He came in and goes, 'There are not a lot of artists I believe in more than you right now’... I kind of have a good relationship with him now. It's good to have someone you can call and be like, 'Yo, do you think I should wear this?' 'Do you think I should go in the studio with this guy?' 'Do you think this is cool?' That's what homies are supposed to do."
For her critics, other than her overarching motto of not being able to stop, Miley’s career philosophy is succinctly distilled in the following statement: “Times are changing. I think there's a generation or two left, and then it's gonna be a whole new world.”
Source: Rolling Stone