Robin Thicke Defends Miley Cyrus VMAs Duet: "It Was Silly And Funny!"

13 September 2013, 09:18 | Updated: 13 September 2013, 10:20

The 'Blurred Lines' singer speaks about the controversy over his duet with the 'We Can't Stop' performer.

Robin Thicke has opened up for the first time about his controversial performance with Miley Cyrus at this year's VMAs, and says he doesn't think the performance felt "sexual" at all.

The US singer performed a duet of his song 'Blurred Lines' with Miley last month and says it was the perfect opportunity for a "little shock and awe", but insists it wasn't about putting on a sexy show.

"We knew what we were getting ourselves into," Robin told Star magazine, in his first interview since the controversial performance. "We're entertainers and the VMAs is the perfect place for a little shock and awe.

"Yeah we kind of knew when we were in rehearsal," he explained, when asked if the pair had any idea how the reaction would be. "But that was the whole point, I mean the whole point was to excite and provoke and entertain."

Check out a picture from Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus' VMAs performance below:

Robin also defended their performance from critics who deemed it too sexual as he felt it was actually more humorous than anything else.

"Everybody comes from different places and has their own opinions, but when people use the word 'sexual', I didn't feel anything sexual about the performance," he explained. "I thought it was silly and funny, she was being humorous and naughty.

"But it wasn't sexually charged at all, that's who she is and that's how she likes to dance," he added. "And she was just being herself and I was just being myself."

Robin Thicke released his new album 'Blurred Lines' in July and Miley Cyrus drops her record 'Bangerz' on 7th October.