After her odd VMA performance on Sunday, the songstress has been facing a lot of criticism. But according to the America’s Got Talent judge, there’s nothing wrong with that.
“I think backlash is good. It’s better than having people not talk about it and it be forgettable,” he told Life & Style at the AGT post-show in NYC Wednesday. “There were other performances that nobody’s talking about. I would rather have her performance.”
So what did Howie think of her number, which consisted of her twerkin’ and grindin’ on stage with Robin Thicke?
“Loved it. I think it’s wonderful,” he said. “I think there’s a time and a place for everything, and I thought that was the time. She did something that stood out. That [the MTV VMAs] is a place where you want things to stand out. That’s the same place Madonna kissed Britney Spears. It’s the same place J. Lo showed up half naked. That’s the place to do it — not on Disney, not on America’s Got Talent — and she owned it. She’s a great performer.”
Howie’s not the only star standing up for the 20 year old. Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, has publicly supported her a few times since Sunday and even co-VMA performer Justin Timberlake said to give her a break.
And Miley certainly isn’t bothered by any of the critics. The day after she performed, she was back on her Twitter game — posting racy selfies and talking about the VMAs.
Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 26, 2013