"Miley [Cyrus] and I do a little thing together, and then it goes to the next level," . . . "I'm hoping it will be something everybody's talking about for weeks after this."
This sentence uttered by 36-year-old father and husband Robin Thicke before his VMAs performance with Miley Cyrus explains in a nutshell why he decided to be gyrated upon by a nearly naked "woman" barely out of her teens.
Thicke has been in a relationship with Paula Patton since he was 16. His hyper-sexual music and persona seem both at odds and understandable – a man seemingly off the market who might retain an element of teenage boy in his attitude towards women.
Thicke has already courted controversy thanks to the lyrics of his hit 'Blurred Lines', so the only way to top that and promote the album of the same name is with antics like this. Cynical? Moi?