Miley Cyrus is no stranger to controversy. She addressed it during her eye-opening MTV documentary, “Miley: The Movement,” and her hilarious hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.” While most of the conversation had been about her unforgettable VMAs performance, that all changed when Sinead O’Connor shared her thoughts last week.
After Cyrus cited O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” video as inspiration for her own clip for “Wrecking Ball,” the Irish singer penned an open letter saying, “You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal.” (The letter has since been taken down from O’Connor’s site.)
On Monday (October 7), one day before Cyrus officially drops her new album, Bangerz, she sat down with the “Today” show to clear the air about the feud, noting that “my thoughts started amazing” about the Irish singer before the highly-publicized back and forth.
O’Connor has since said that “as far as I’m concerned, it’s over,” and judging by Cyrus’ “Today Show” statement, she also seems ready to bury the hatchet.
“My thoughts, if you want to know my thoughts, I think she’s an incredible artist. I think she’s an awesome songwriter and I was really inspired by her for my ‘Wrecking Ball’ video, which was what started the whole thing. I don’t know how someone can start a fight with somebody that’s saying, ‘Hey I really respect you and I really love what you did.’ ‘You know what? You suck!’ And that was kind of crazy,” she explained. “But, like I said, I’m a big fan of hers and so it doesn’t really matter… It’s all good. You can write as many open letters as you want. That’s really what blogging is. I get open letters every day; it’s nothing too new for me.”
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