With over 150 million views, three VMA nominations and countless parodies, Miley Cyrus‘ “We Can’t Stop” seems, well, unstoppable. Cyrus is slated to appear at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 25, and is still floored by how the overwhelming success of “We Can’t Stop” and the Diane Martel-directed video. And all it took was a little “trust.”
“I was really focused on the music video so the fact that I got the VMA nominations, I was really excited ’cause this was the first time that I’ve really had to make people trust me,” she recalled to MTV News about the video. The clip was filmed earlier this year with Martel, who also directed Robin Thicke’s VMA-nominated “Blurred Lines” video.
“Me and Diane had this vision that you couldn’t really explain to people. They just had to trust you and I kind of said ‘Trust me on this one thing and if this is the best thing that’s ever happened to me, then you just know you’ll have to continue to trust me. And if not, you never have to trust me again,’ ” she continued.
“Since it’s done so well, and now it’s at 100 million [views] and we’ve got this crazy director’s cut and fans have been loving it so much, and the video has done exactly what I wanted it to do, which was kind of take over the Internet and go viral and be something different and fun. I’m looking forward to doing that at the VMAs too.”
The video, the lead visual off Cyrus’ Bangerz album out on October 8, is up for Best Song of the Summer, Best Pop Video and Best Female Video.
Additionally, Miley will be one of the many performers slated to play Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday during the VMAs. Want to know what Miley’s going to do at the VMAs? Well, tune in at 9 p.m. ET/PT on August 25 to find out.