Miley Cyrus's New Music Video Shows off Her Sexier Side

05/05/2010 AT 10:00 AM EDT

The online reaction to Miley Cyrus's new video "Can't Be Tamed," well, can't be tamed.

Within hours since the sexy new video – in which the singer gives off an edgier vibe with racy dance moves and bold outfits – debuted, fans and bloggers lit up the Web with comments ranging from "stunning, gorgeous, fierce" to "wow way too much for someone her age."

"It is a sexy video, you can't take that away from it," Cyrus, 17, told E!'s Ryan Seacrest. But "it's not the premise … The video is not about being sexy or about who can wear less clothes. That's what every other video about. It's about explaining the song and living the lyrics."

In the video, the singer is introduced as an exotic creature with wings who is caged in a museum. Eventually Cyrus breaks free with the help of her gyrating backup dancers and shows the world that she can't be – you know.

"For me it's never been about fitting in. I'd rather stand out," says Cyrus of the title track to her upcoming album, due in stores June 22. "People can relate to it. So many people feel like you have to be one way to fit in."

"It's the first step to growing up but I think it's done the right way," says Cyrus of her video. "I'm really proud of it."

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