Have you ever been offended by Miley Cyrus’ actions?
If her twerking on a married man, getting naked and riding a wrecking ball, sticking her tongue out every chance she gets offends you—Miley said that isn’t intentional.
“I don’t ever really plan to offend people but sometimes that just happens because I think people [are not] open to what they don’t understand,” she told Matt Lauer.
During a sit-down interview on the Today show, the 20-year-old explained that she—for lack of a better term—is just being Miley.
“This is just like who I am,’ she said. “I think it’s only hard if you’re trying to be something you’re not. Being who you are is really easy if you’re really true to that.”
Miley also spoke about her now infamous VMA performance, explaining that what the world may have perceived as a hot mess was actually exactly what she had intended.
“[The VMA performance] went exactly as planned,” she said. “It’s a month later and we’re still talking about it.”
Matt also pressed Miley on whether or her new persona—the Queen of Twerking who is a far cry from Hannah Montana—“is a just a phase.” And Miley gave an unsurprisingly candid answer to the 55-year-old host.
“I heard when you turn 40 things start to go a little less sexual,” she said. “So probably around 40… I guess maybe around then.”
Watch her full interview below: