Miley Cyrus Defends Video, Describes "Wrecking Ball" as Emotional Experience

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Look past the nudity, people.

And appreciate the raw emotion.

That's the message Miley Cyrus is sending in her first comments since "Wrecking Ball" took the Internet by storm Monday, earning over 19 million viewers in two days and once again making Cyrus the most buzzed-about celebrity in Hollywood.

Explained Miley on the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show today: "The song is a pop ballad that everyone can relate to; everyone has felt that feeling at some point."

"If people can take their minds off the obvious and go deeper into their imagination and see what the video really means, it is so vulnerable."

It's also filled with images of Miley naked and licking a sledgehammer.

"If you look at my eyes, I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record," Cyrus says. "It was a lot harder to do the video than it was to record the song."

"It was much more of an emotional experience."

It's true. There are tears in the singer's eyes, which at least one outlet attributes to thoughts of Liam Hemsworth and that fragile relationship.

As far as her image, the radio hosts named Miley the Queen of Twerking, which prompted a laugh and this response from the "Wrecking Ball" singer:

"For me, anything I do becomes such a big deal. I'm just having fun. Whatever people label it as it doesn't really matter. I always want to switch it up."

What do you think of Miley's latest effort to do so?


Not gonna slam the kid for her artistic freedom.. I would just like somebody to please explain to me why all of a sudden she's got her tongue hanging out and licking everything in sight!!?? I'm assuming there is a sexual connotation to this.. but.. really is that what she trying to let everyone to know..because I for one find it stupid that she's always got the tongue hanging out and licking everything..............Ahhhh... shades of Gene Simmons............


Already been done Miley. Sugarland beat you to it. She didn't even have to strip down and her video was way better than your trash.


I was prepared to hate this....but actually this song is great. don;t have to shock everyone all the time......we know you have moved on from Hannah Montana and want to grow up. You don;t have to strip naked to show us. At the beginning of the video, you just communicated to your fans with your face and your voice and it was powerful. Don;t go down the wrong is about the music and this was powerful music


The fact that she has to tell people to look past the naked factor just goes to show how unnecessary it was and how ridiculous she is being.

@ Annie

Too bad you can't get past the nudity.Cuz it makes you out to be so be very ashamed of your own nakedness.That is just Wrong.

@ Annie

I agree and it's shallow.


I thought the song and the video was a lot better than We Can't Stop.


I'm a bit older than most of her fans, I'm also a father. How does one go from grinding on a married man on a awards show to acting out nude in a video....I think its great to get people talking about you, but really....don't say its deeper than what your imposing Your father and you should be ashamed at your actions. If you did it to sell albums...that's one thing (not really). Grow the hell up, somewhat understands why your single. Why don't you admit it was a mistake...instead of trying to cover it up.


It has major meaning behind it. She saying "here I am, all of me with nothing to hide." Its her feelings and emotions. This is real and AMAZING. There's nothing wrong with the video. I completely understood it. Besides you got a body like that show it off.

@ tasha

Yay tasha! I so agree.I guess that's the real issue with all these haters.They just don't understand any of this video nor do they want to.Yeah, you said it.What a long & slender girl she is.& man, I wish I had a graceful back like that!
Hard to believe people saying she looks like a Scrawny boy.
Envy is Ugly.


Miley needs to work out more
Lots of squats before she shows
That scrawny body
What a mess


I think that she is selfish and self centre and could care less about her little fans that rooted for her as Hannah montana.


If I were naked, licking a sledgehammer, with a big ball between my legs - I would call it an emotional experience.
Grow up little girl.

@ robertL

No, I think you would call that
'another saturday at rob's house'


Miley Cyrus Biography

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Miley Cyrus has evolved tremendously over the years. Initially known for portraying Hannah Montana, the singer/actress made an effort to... More »
Franklin, Tennessee
Full Name
Destiny Hope Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Quotes

Thank you guys for all your support. Without you, none of this would be possible. I love every one of you and I could not be more appreciative. God bless you.

Miley Cyrus [at a concert, soon after photo scandal broke]

I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life's journey.

Miley Cyrus [on lewd photos]