Now, for the first time, Britney is giving her feedback too.
“I think any time you do a performance that is that memorable you’re going to have criticism,” the 31-year-old singer told Good Morning America. “She’s just doing her thing, so I give her props.
Brit knows a thing or two about “memorable” performances—especially at the VMAs! Some of her most shocking moments have been at MTV’s award show.
For example, her glittering strip tease and performance of “Oops… I Did It Again” in 2000, the snake wrapped around her neck for “I’m a Slave 4 U” in 2001, her lip lock with Madonna in 2003 and her lackluster—yet unforgettable—“come back” in 2007.
When Miley spoke about her performance for the first time after it happened, she insisted that she insisted that she was just taking a cue from pop music’s greats.
“How many times have we seen this play out in pop music,” she asked MTV. “Madonna’s done it; Britney’s done it.”
Britney is more than just Miley’s inspiration—the two are actually going to be working together!
Brit will be featured on the song “SMS (Bangerz)” on Miley’s next album, Bangerz, which drops Oct. 8.
Watch Britney’s GMA interview below!