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.”