Miley Cyrus: "I'm Surprised People Are Still Shocked" By My Antics
"I’m surprised people are still shocked, I’m glad that tactic is still working because I expected people at some point just to not be shocked," she tells Hunger of the backlash she's received for appearing nude in her "Wrecking Ball" music video.
She continues about the controversial clip, "You have to respect the fact that it’s art, you have to respect the fact that when you watch the video it makes you feel something and gets you choked up at some points."
And the songstress isn't apologizing for anything. Despite angering everyone from parental watchdog groups and Sinead O'Connor, the 20-year-old says no one makes decisions for her but herself. In fact, she hates the thought of someone who's not a Millenial producing things for the younger generation.
"With magazines, with movies, it’s always weird when things are targeted for young people yet they’re driven by people that are like 40 years too old. It can’t be like this 70 year old Jewish man that doesn’t leave his desk all day, telling me what the clubs want to hear. I’m going out, I know what they want to hear," Cyrus says.
"I know when you’re in a club, what makes everyone go crazy and when the time is where everyone’s like 'alright I’m going go get a drink.' I know when people walk off the dance floor and I know what’s driving it so I’ve got to be the one doing it because they’re just not in on what 20 year olds are doing," she adds.
"I feel like I give so much as an entertainer, I want people to focus on that. It’s not really talking about my personal life when it’s people talking about VMAs or talking about my videos, that’s what I do as a job and I want people to talk about those things because it is keeping everyone watching."