The former Hannah Montana star claimed Britney’s 2001 video for “I’m a Slave 4 U” – which featured the singer taking a step towards a more mature image – influenced her own progression.
Speaking on UK talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, she revealed: “I was obsessed with her “Slave 4 U” video. That was the first head shake I got from my dad when the video came out, as I tried to re-enact the whole film. Britney once performed across the street from my dad’s apartment in Canada – but there was no way I was going at that point as I was always trying to re-enact everything she did.”
Miley recently caught everyone’s attention with a raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and she has hit back at critics who deemed it too offensive. She said: “I thought the spirit of the VMAs was missing. It was supposed to be about celebrating your video. You knew Robin Thicke and I were not going to do the “Hokey Cokey”. It was supposed to be a silly night … I didn’t think about the reaction until the next morning when I realised the whole world was going crazy.”