Robin Thicke Talks Controversial Miley Cyrus VMA Duet
The “Shooter” singer shared that he and the “We Can’t Stop” songstress carefully crafted the routine and fully knew the rise it would receive.
Robin began, "We knew what we were getting ourselves into. We're entertainers, and the VMAs is the perfect place for a little shock and awe. Yeah, we kind of knew when we were in rehearsal and we were like, 'OK, if you touch me with your foam finger all over my crotch, obviously a few people are going to have something to say about this.' But that was the whole point.”
“Everybody comes from different places and has their own opinions. But when people use the word 'sexual,' I didn't feel anything sexual about the performance. I thought it was silly and funny. She was being humorous and naughty. But it wasn't sexually charged at all."
Thicke added,"That's who she is and that's how she likes to dance. And she was just being herself and I was just being myself."
As for his wife Paula Patton, Robin noted, "She loved it. I think it looks different on screen than it does when you're in the arena. It was really just a circus and she thought it was great. She enjoyed it. It's the VMAs. You're supposed to have some fun."
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