In this week’s edition of “Miley Cyrus is still talking about the VMAs,” the singer formerly known as Hannah Montana humble-bragged (or maybe just bragged) the MTV awards show would have been boring without her.
“When people started complaining about the awards show, I was like, ‘Have you never seen the f**king video?’ And what if I hadn’t done that performance? The VMAs would have been bad. They would have been missing something,” Miley said for a feature story with Cosmopolitan. “The show was kind of making fun of how serious the pop industry is.”
To be fair, everyone was talking about Miley after the show — but it wasn’t all positive. Not that the criticism bothered Miley…
“I think everyone would have given anything to be me at that moment, because I was being 100 percent true to myself… And not many people can say that,” she explained. “I have a song that’s like, ‘Stay in your lane,’ because I’m not going to be you and you’re definitely not going to be me, so don’t throw shade. I don’t ever throw shade at anyone.”
(Except MTV VMA producers and the other artists who performed, apparently.)
The singer said she’s particularly thankful for support from other artists, such as Kanye West and Katy Perry. Unfortunately for Miley, this interview was likely conducted a couple of weeks before Katy said too many female pop stars are getting by with publicity stunts.
While we can’t be sure how Miley will respond to Katy’s critique, another one of Miley’s statements to Cosmo gives us a clue…
“Even people who want to hate on me, they can’t even shut down the fact that I’m literally what everyone is talking about. I don’t want to say that I’m on top right now – I feel like I’m kind of an underdog in a cool way. It’s almost punk rock to like me because it’s not the right thing to do. Like, society wants to shut me down.”