First things first: No, Miley Cyrus did not say that she's "so messed up" in reference to why her recent performance at the MTV VMAs involved her twerking on Robin Thicke's crotch while he sang "Blurred Lines." Recent reports may have stated that Miley commented to a newspaper that she has "so many f***ing issues" and alleged that she said "I am so f***ed up – everyone does dumb stuff when they are messed up," but a rep for Cyrus claims that Miley didn't give any interviews other than one to MTV, and that one hasn't even aired yet.
"She sat down with MTV for her upcoming [documentary]," the rep commented. "We haven't released that interview yet. Someone did some creative editing of an old interview."
Wow. So, Miley Cyrus's performance really resonated with people, huh? Clearly, we live in a society where a young, adult woman is demonized for dancing on stage all scantily-clad, but no one says a word about the married man twice her age standing up there and letting her twerk on him when he should know better.
It resonated with people so much so that they were evidently inclined to make up interviews in which she gave an explanation that she's "fucked up" instead of allowing her to own her body and make decisions for herself, while Thicke's music video for "Blurred Lines", which makes a joke out of objectifying women, still gets views! America, the great.
Speaking of that second interview with MTV — they have released a snippet, and though Miley definitely doesn't say anything about being "so messed up," she does comment that she knew she was making "history" during her performance with Thicke. Us Weekly reports:
MTV.com released a video tease of the chat (part of an upcoming documentary), and a poised Cyrus breaks her silence on the twerks seen round the world. "I don't pay attention to the negative because I've seen this play out so many times," she says of her many, many detractors, "How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?" [...]
"Me and Robin the whole time said, 'You know we're about to make history right now.'"
True story: The history books are adding this performance in their next editions as we speak.