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TODAY   |  October 03, 2013

Miley Cyrus: VMA twerk was a ‘strategic hot mess’

The singer and actress spoke out in “Miley: The Movement,” a new documentary that aired Wednesday night, saying her infamous VMA performance was “strategic,” not an off-the-cuff decision.

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>> miley cyrus is in our room for an interview.

>> everybody has been talking a lot about miley , not just about that vma performance, in general, there are a high volume of miley chatter. the last time the do you meanry aired, it was the first time we got to hear from her. let take a look at that.

>> i have never been like a normal person because i had to grow up like so quick because i had to do something that didn't feel like me nor so long. that's what makes me want to do things that always have to be cool. most people don't have like their kid photos put up and then be like she's changed. i've never felt more who i am than right now. i think that's like coming into your 20s. you can watch that performance in the vmas. people can think it's a hot mess. it's so a strategic hot mess. i wanted to come out and do a raunchy sex show , i wouldn't be dressed as a bear. i don't pay attention to the negatives. how many times have we seen this play out in pop music , madonna has done it. britney's done it. anyone that performs, you want to make history. you will always make people talk. you might as well make them talk for two weeks rather than two seconds.

>> a strategic hot mess. just a hot mess? what did you think? let me give you quickly how social media was abuzz. we will search mileyment you see the tweeths, well over a half a million, with a reach of potential impressions reached of social of almost 2 billion. let me zoom out here so you can see. miley is already huge on twitter. she has over 1,400 fans. look at when the documentary started last night. a ton of people were talking about that when it started at 10:00 . another thing in the overnight, a letter surfaced from sinead o'conner, she wrote, she expressed deep concern, be sure you have enough talent that you don't let the business industry make a prostitute of you. the movement is clear she isn't a train wreck, she's a genius. let us know what you think. she'll be here on monday in the plaza.