While most viewers are still picking their jaws up off the floor after Miley Cyrus‘ raunchy performance on the MTV Video Music Awards, Justin Timberlake says he wasn’t surprised by it and thought it was the former Disney star’s way of letting everyone know she’s grown up.
“It’s the VMAs, what did you guys expect? I like Miley, I like her a lot,” Justin said during a radio interview with Fresh 102.7.
“She’s young, she’s letting everyone know she’s grown up. It’s the VMAs. It’s not like she did it at the Grammys.”
“My favorite part of the Miley Cyrus performance is the Smith family reaction,” Justin continued in the interview, referring to a still shot that went viral of Will Smith and his kids Willow and Jaden with their mouths gaping open that was said to be reaction to Miley’s performance, but was actually reaction to Lady Gaga‘s performance.
“I was late to the game on that. I was just shown that this morning, so it’s fresh in my mind.”
“Madonna: Wedding suit, humping the stage. Britney: Strip tease,” Justin said.
“This is not an uncommon thing. I actually thought all the bears were really cool!”