The ‘We Can’t Stop’ singer made a provocative appearance at the event in New York City last month wearing a skin coloured latex bikini and ‘twerking’ up to Robin Thicke while sticking her tongue out and posing suggestively with a foam hand, but despite provoking outrage she claims the performance will go down as a pivotal moment in the event’s history.
In an interview with MTV, she said: “I don’t pay attention to the negative because I have seen this play out. How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?
“You know now … you know what’s happened. Madonna’s done it, Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, anyone that performs … That’s what you are looking for.
“You want to make history. Me and Robin, the whole time, said, ‘You know you are about to make history right now?’ “
Madonna and Britney caused controversy when they kissed during their appearance at the awards show in 2003.
Miley, 20, insists people who have criticised her are “over-thinking” the performance, which saw her segue from singing her track ‘We Can’t Stop’ to Robin’s raunchy mega-hit ‘Blurred Lines’.
She added: “They’re over-thinking it. You’re thinking more about it than when I did it. Like I didn’t even think about it because that is just me.”
Former Disney star Miley is currently re-inventing herself from pop princess into an adult artist and reportedly went to the studio straight after the VMAs with rapper Kanye West to work on a remix.