Cher clarifies Miley Cyrus remarks: 'I'm a little ashamed'
Cher took to her official Twitter account on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to clarify some remarks she made in a recent interview about Miley Cyrus' controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.
Initially, Cher told USA Today during an interview for her new album "Closer to the Truth" that she believed Cyrus' performance "just wasn't done well."
"I'm not old-fashioned. She could have come out naked, and if she'd just rocked the house, I would have said, 'You go, girl.' It just wasn't done well," Cher told the newspaper. "She can't dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn't great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don't stick out your tongue if it's coated."
After several outlets picked up Cher's comments, the singer explained her remarks on her Twitter account (Warning: The singer's tweets contain explicit language.)
"Re: Miley ... I think what I think, but having said that ... I'm a little ashamed ... that I didn't keep my big opinionated mouth shut," Cher wrote. She later added, "What I should have said, 'I didn't like it that much, but she's pushing the envelope, being an artist! She's talented and didn't commit a felony.'"
"But somehow, my ego had to get its two cents in," she added.
In another set of tweets, Cher wrote, "Truthfully she was [expletive] brilliant 'cause we're still talking about it. P.S. This is not an apology for what I thought. It's a reminder that if I don't practice my principles, I lose them."
Cher's latest album will be released on Sept. 24. It is Cher's first new album in 12 years.
Cyrus, meanwhile, recently released the music video for her new single "Wrecking Ball." She appears naked in the video. The singer said in a radio interview that viewers should look more into the meaning and emotion of the song.