On the Today Show this morning, pop singer, Miley Cyrus, threw some shade at interviewer Matt Lauer, and revealed she was hurt by Sinead O’Connor’s open letter.
The singer sat for an interview in between performances on the outdoor stage. When Matt asked Miley if “the sexual side of you we’ve been seeing a lot of right now” a phase, Miley shot back some snark. “probably around 40. I hear when…people turn 40 that’s when people don’t have sex anymore.” When Matt confessed to being 55 she said, “Well then you’re really, definitely not sexual.”
About the attention she’s been getting lately, Miley said, “It’s kind of what I want as an artist. I’m hoping to get a little attention, otherwise my record sales might be a little sketch.” She claims the performance went exactly as planned. “It’s a month later, and we’re still talking about it.”
Miley also addressed the Sinead O’Connor controversy. “My thoughts started amazing. I think she’s an incredible artist. I think she’s an awesome songwriter and I was really inspired by her for my ‘Wrecking Ball’ video,” she continued, “I don’t know how someone can start a fight with someone who said, ‘Hey I really respect you did.'”
Miley feels like Sinead was criticizing her, “‘You suck! And I don’t like you!’ That was kind of crazy.” Interesting how defensive Miley is here, and it reveals that she’s more insecure than she lets on. Her interpretation of Sinead’s letter is really skewed. Sinead never criticized her talent. Ever. And her remarks did not get personal until Miley mocked her mental illness. Miley feels she was attacked first, and for no good reason.
“For me, the most important thing is being a really good person,” said Miley. “That doesn’t depend on what you do on stage. That depends on how you treat people when you’re off stage. I know how I treat people. I’m not really too worried about it.”
Here’s her performance of “Wrecking Ball”