Miley Cyrus Speaks Up About VMAs Performance

'I didn't even think about it 'cause that's just me,' singer says

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in New York City. Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for MTV

More than a week after Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards set tongues wagging, the pop singer says that was pretty much her goal. Cyrus talked about her racy appearance with Robin Thicke for the first time in a clip given to MTV News from an in-progress documentary about the singer.

"Me and Robin the whole time said, 'You know we're about to make history right now,'" Cyrus said.

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The daring performance received tons of attention, and plenty of criticism, for Cyrus' salacious dancing, and now infamous twerking and grinding on Thicke, but she doesn't mind. "You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it," she said. "Like, I didn't even think about it 'cause that's just me."

Cyrus cited plenty of precedent for creating a spectacle at the VMAs. "Madonna's done it. Britney's done it. Every VMA performance, that's what you're looking for; you're wanting to make history," said Cyrus.