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