Robin Thicke Dishes on Miley’s VMA Performance

He says Cyrus’ twerk wasn’t sexual

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Miley Cyrus’ Beetlejuice-stripe-suit-wearing partner in crime during her headline-grabbing performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last month says stirring up controversy was part of the plan from the beginning.

“We knew what we were getting ourselves into,” Thicke told Star in an interview. “We’re entertainers, and the VMAs is the perfect place for a little shock and awe. Yeah, we kind of knew when we were in rehearsal, and we were like, ‘OK, if you touch me with your foam finger all over my crotch, obviously a few people are going to have something to say about this. But that was the whole point.”

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Thicke says the twerk-heard-round-the-world wasn’t sexual, but goofy. “When people use the word sexual—I didn’t feel anything sexual about the performance. I thought it was silly and funny, she was being humorous and naughty, but it wasn’t sexually charged at all. That’s who she is, that’s how she likes to dance, she was just being herself, and I was just being myself.”

[Star]

7 comments
DamonMagnus
DamonMagnus

*Cough* Gotta shake that a** 'cause we know you can't sing, girl you nothing but a STRIP TEASE!

bluolive
bluolive

Thicke had the biggest record of the summer.  You'd think he'd want to capitalize on that by making a "statement,"  having the stage to himself and crafting a great "I've arrived" performance in the way many performers have done on awards shows and TV specials in the past (Michael Jackson's legendary Motown 25th "Billie Jean" performance comes to mind).  Instead, Thicke allowed himself to become a mere component of Miley Cyrus' surreal confection of a set.  In presenting "Blurred LInes" to the audience,  Thicke didn't even sing the first line of the song, she did.  I do believe he and Cyrus engineered the whole thing for shock factor, but then he commits a show-biz no-no, by talking about it all.  In any case,  the performance wasn't cool or hip or magical, just bad.  

xsdox
xsdox

Human sexual transformation & y'all can't handle it. 

mandrews445
mandrews445

Hmmm, for some reason, this reminds me of the Justin timberlake/ Janet Jackson debacle. Except, this time, the male performer says "nah" and the female performer says "deal with it," instead of last time where the male performer said "sorry" and the female performer screamed "malfunction."

Think_again
Think_again

Yes, it was indeed pretty obvious that you were going for attention big time, Robin, and hints at sexual play are the easiest and cheapest way to go for it, especially for -- and with -- a young girl. You forgot to address the fact that, in terms of simply the performance, it was atrocious -- embarrassingly bad. Miley came off as clueless and disturbingly off-putting, as if playing at something she didn't yet really understand, while you were merely forgettable, and a bit of a tool for participating.

Good music and skillful performance grabs its own attention. Ask any of the musicians who have been around for a while, and who can be memorable with nothing more than a guitar. 

Grinding with barely-legals in a rather sloppy performance just communicates an all-too-common drive to compensate -- in the name of 'fun' -- for what is sorely lacking. In every way, there was no 'there' there.