Dailies | Miley Cyrus Talks Sinead O'Connor, Says VMAs ‘Went Exactly as Planned’ (Video)

Miley Cyrus Talks Sinead O'Connor, Says VMAs 'Went Exactly as Planned' (Video)

“It's a month later and we're still talking about it,” the singer tells Matt Lauer on Monday's “Today” show

When it comes to talking VMAs, Miley Cyrus can't stop, and she won't stop.

Though that's not completely her fault, she pointed out on Monday's “Today” show — the media is certainly playing a role. Still, Cyrus is quite pleased with that.

“It went exactly as planned — it's a month later and we're still talking about it,” Cyrus, who also used the platform to announce a 2014 tour, told Matt Lauer.

See videos: Miley Cyrus Rips Miley Cyrus, Twerking, Republicans on ‘SNL’

She addressed more recent controversies as well. On the now-famous Sinead O'Connor spat, Cyrus said:

“I think she's an incredible artist, I think she's an awesome songwriter and I was really inspired by her for my ‘Wrecking Ball’ video, which is what started the whole thing. I don't know how someone can start a fight by saying, ‘Hey I really respect you and I really love what you did.'”

She continued, ”It's all good. You could write as many open letters as you want — that's really what blogging is. I get open letters every day, it's nothing too new for me.”

Also read: Sinead O'Connor Slams Miley Cyrus: Stop the Pimping, Stripping and Licking

Lauer also asked the pop star if she is surprised by the lasting attention, and if offending people is part of her new M.O.

“Not really, it's kind of what I want,” the former “Hannah Montana” said. “I don't ever really plan to offend people, but sometimes that just happens because I think people are not open to what they don't understand.”

The two also discussed how non-sexual Lauer probably is at his advanced age of 55.

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  • SkipB

    Of course “it went exactly as planned”– it's the staged quality of all of it that makes it so painful to watch. Nothing is worse than someone trying to remake their image in Hollywood.

  • WhiteTonguesAreGROSS

    “…people are not open to what they don't understand” – oh, please! We all know how to play with ourselves. And that does not take the place of talent.

  • Just Stop

    It's Sad when Humans behave like a baboon or a female dog in heat copulating and call it art. Sorry, that is what it looked like! Animals don't know any better. Humans are suppose to. Off the palms of the hands. Off the Knuckles. Please!!!!!
    Humans are suppose to be brighter. The performance was a gross insult to women.
    Laughing all the way to the bank is a rationalization for gross no class behavior.
    It is truly sad that there were NO MALE EXECUTIVES with real gonads or spines in charge of the shows production that possessed any level of intestinal fortitude to say: Whoa, Stop, Cut !(A good sacking needs to be in order for the Executives that allowed it to air. It has been one bungle after another. Just Stop!

  • oldbuildingsrule

    You're a young confused liberal, Miley. Your hair is just plain gross.

  • Rhonda MacKinnon

    You have changed more than you say and to put down Amanda Bynes was a very low blow, so when you stated you are a nice person and nice to everyone I beg to differ with you on that one! You need to apologize to Amanda Bynes and Sinead O'Connor!