Miley Cyrus speaks on 'Wrecking Ball' video
September 11th, 2013
05:26 PM ET

Miley Cyrus speaks on 'Wrecking Ball' video

If you think Miley Cyrus' music video for "Wrecking Ball" was nothing but nudity, you weren't paying attention - at least, so says Miley Cyrus.

“I think the video is much more," the 20-year-old singer said on Elvis Duran's morning radio show of her latest release, which has broken a Vevo record and now stands as the service's most-viewed clip.

"If people get past the point I make, and you actually look at me, you can tell I look more broken than even the song sounds," she continued.

The song itself is lyrically pretty straightforward, as Cyrus sings about wanting to break down a lover's walls but winding up wrecked herself in the process.

It's the type of pop ballad "everyone can relate to," the singer/actress went on. "Everyone has felt that feeling at some point. If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means it is so vulnerable. Actually, if you look at my eyes I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record. It was a lot harder to do the video than it was to record the song. It was much more of an emotional experience.”

However emotional it was, the video is just the latest Cyrus release to generate a tidal wave of reaction. But, like she said after the fallout from her MTV VMAs performance, she's not doing anything other than simply being herself.

"For me, anything I do becomes it becomes such a big deal," Cyrus said. "I’m just having fun. Whatever people label it as it doesn’t really matter. ... I don’t ever want to be too much like anyone else."

Filed under: Celebrities • Miley Cyrus

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  1. Mary

    Put your clothes back on little girl.. Use the talent you have..
    There is nothing unique about what you are doing.. Women have used se** since time began..
    You are destroying your career..Not building it..
    The "icons' you think you are following were just rungs on the ladder,starting at the middle going down..
    You are not climbing up... But slipping down...
    There is no 'top' the way you are going..

    September 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Maximus

    You are being yourself, Miley, and the truth is that you suck. Sure go naked and wiggle your butt, because you sure can't sing or write a decent song.

    September 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andres

      she sucks because she wants to suck by "being her insane self". She was never the most talented but she had some good songs. there is only a certain amount of bad publicity before people get fed up. look at lohan and her uphill battle to get a life now.

      September 12, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Amy

    I hope this is just a phase.

    September 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lou50

      well at 20 with a nude video she can't go many more places that are new the rest of her life, she just played all the trump cars.

      September 11, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tim

    So what point was she trying to make to the viewer when she was licking the sledge hammer.

    September 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JaniA

    I see a very desperate performer who really can't hack it in the big leagues. Both her performance at the MVA and in this video is anything but professional. Unless, of course, her goal is to come across as a pole dancer at a strip club. I also have a to agree with others...she has at best a mediocre voice.

    She really needs to work on her craft and skills, if she is truly serious about being a performer. At this time she is not one of any note.

    September 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Francisco

    Every video nowadays are like this. Ehy are people making a big deal? Lol it makes no sense.

    September 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. riotistx

    Another no-talent that has to resort to antics.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Knows Best

    The uglier you are,... the harder you have to flaunt it

    September 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Gabi

    I totally agree with Miley. And I loved the video. I'm not like these hollowed skull haters Whi can't get past the point that she is naked. They have no imagination or feelings.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sean

    This video shows her immaturity. The whole naked thing has been done before to death. The only thing that she gets by being nude is some quick attention by the press and the public. I still wont buy her albums because she is a borderline talent and classless. I will take Adele and her ABILITY to sing not get naked. Christ, I can get naked.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JAK

    I just like music, don't really care about people's images. I think Miley produces good pop music. Nothing wrong with that.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      Miley neither produces nor writes pop-music. (Although she is listed as a "co-writer" on some of her songs, which means she agrees to certain suggestions). She is a corporate product without much of a voice and no dance skills.

      September 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael

    Pretty sad when you have to take your clothes off to get attention, people with talent don't need to do this. Oh well, I am sure she will make lot's of cash.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rubens

    No Miley, it's not much more than you molesting a sledge hammer.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. are122

    I don’t ever want to be too much like anyone else." <~~ The problem is, she IS like (almost) everyone else. She needs to find a talent. She hasn't yet. Maybe she won't.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jfairweather

    This is nothing but a blundering effort of a mildly talented young woman trying in a ham-handed fashion to she her little girl by pretending to be Madonna. This is not the way to play grown-up.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Robert A.

    I guess I'd be interested if she was anything to look at. But she's ugly and doesn't have a particularly nice body. All I can say is, "Miley, please go away..."

    September 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. jy

    Adele stands next to a piano and sings about heartache with barely any skin showing, yet I sense the longing and emotion far more from her. Sorry Miley but this nonsense doesn't make you look artistic or deserving of being taken seriously.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl

      Adele is a true talent. She doesn't need sensational publicity. She stands on her own. No gimmicks. Love her! Miley's a gimmick!

      September 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrD

      Cheryl. . .no, it's just that NOBODY wants to see Adele with her clothes off.

      September 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • MOCaseA

      Adele has the vocal range of an Opera Singer. Miley doesn't.

      Adele can stand next to a piano and sing all she wants, Miley can ride a wrecking ball naked all she wants.

      Both have their own beauty and physical attractiveness. each has their own personality.

      Comparing the two is quite literally apples and oranges. Two completely different products in the same general family (musical entertainment).

      September 12, 2013 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  18. Ralph_in_FL

    I have no trouble at all relating to a naked pop tart riding a wrecking ball.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Madeline

    Miley Cyrus is a spoiled brat who has no clue. She thinks she's cool and glamorous, and she might even make a lot of money by marketing herself to other young people who have no clue, but what she is doing is trash and she had half a brain she would be ashamed of herself. Maybe someday she will be.

    September 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  20. dotheflippin'math

    Nobody should have to try that hard to be different. It reminds me of all the people who get loads of tattoos and body piercings. One tattoo or piercing may make you stand-out. 20 of them, and you just look like all the other freaks (sorry, but that's the most honest word I can use to describe overly "inked" human pincushions). Miley reminds me of a young Madonna, then she does a Brittney Spears, Amy Winehouse,or Linsday Lohan. She's much more calculating than she is out-of-control. Like Lady Gaga, 95% of what you see is part of the act. Who is the real Miley? Who cares!

    September 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. David

    Deep. Very deep.

    September 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |

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