Miley Cyrus performs at the VMAs with Robin Thicke
09/03/2013 AT 10:00 AM EDT
So, what was
In her first video interview since her notorious twerking routine
at MTV's Video Music Awards
on Aug. 25, Miley Cyrus
says she wanted to do something people would talk about – not just for days but for years to come.
"Me and Robin [Thicke] the whole time said, 'You know we're about to make history right now,' " Cyrus, 20, says in a video clip recorded last week and obtained by MTV
At the same time, Cyrus says she didn't spent a ton of time dwelling on the preparations.
"What's amazing is, I think, now, we're three days later and people are still talking about it. They're overthinking it," she says. "You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn't even think about it, 'cause that's just me."
She also name-drops Madonna
and Britney Spears
as examples of pop stars who shocked VMA viewers with their routines.
"I don't pay attention to the negative because I've seen this play out so many times. How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?" she says. "Madonna's done it. Britney's done it. Every VMA performance ... that's what you're looking for; you're wanting to make history."
The clip was apparently recorded by the MTV News & Docs team that is producing a documentary on Cyrus
to air this fall.