Monday 23 July 2018

Miley Cyrus says her entire life changed after that infamous 2013 VMAs performance

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke
Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Miley Cyrus twerks with Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York
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Performers Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus are seen backage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Miley Cyrus said her life "changed forever" after that now infamous performance with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV VMAs.

At the time, Cyrus was still best known for being a Disney star trying to shed her clean cut image, which she did overnight with a controversial turn on stage opposite the Blurred Lines singer.

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. Photo: Reuters
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. Photo: Reuters

And so began the rebellious, weed smoking, scantily clad phase of her career, before eventually packing it in last year and and adopting a more mainstream pop persona.

"Not only was culture changed, but my life and career were changed forever…It inspired me to use my platform for something much bigger," she told Wonderland magazine.

"If the world is going to focus on me and what I am doing, then what I am doing should be impactful and it should be great."

She said the increased attention encouraged her to focus on helping others, in particular the LGBT community, and she launched her own charity, the Happy Hippie Foundation.

Dressed to thrill: Miley Cyrus stole the show again with another risque outfit at VMAs
Dressed to thrill: Miley Cyrus stole the show again with another risque outfit at VMAs

"It's dedicated to fighting injustice for vulnerable populations," she explained.

She's also enjoying her relationship with Liam Hemsworth, whom she first met in 2009 before calling off their engagement in 2013, news which was confirmed days after the performance.

They eventually reconciled in 2016 and living more than happily than ever together, splitting their time between Los Angeles and his native Australia.  

Her #BitchIsBack tagline also isn't without its controversy, but she said it's a reflection of the current stage in her life.

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel's
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" - Arrivals on October 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"#B**chIsBack is really about my attitude and feeling really confident and positive where I’m at in my life," she added.

"I say this regularly: who I am is always changing, but I feel more myself than ever."

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