Miley Cyrus claims she wanted to "make history" at the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn.
The singer has spoken for the first time since her much-talked about performance at the show in August.
She attracted attention from the media after she wore a latex bra and pants, regularly sticking her tongue out and "twerking".
Miley Cyrus said: "I don't pay attention to the negative because I've seen this play out so many times."
The 20-year-old was speaking to a crew who are filming the singer for an MTV documentary.
"Madonna's done it. Britney's done it," she said. "Every VMA performance, that's what you're looking for; you're wanting to make history."
Miley Cyrus 'twerked' during her performance with Robin Thicke
The performance split the opinion of audiences with critics and supporters voicing their opinions about the singer online.
In the clip released to MTV, she said: "What's amazing is I think now, people are still talking about it. They're over thinking it.
"You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. I didn't even think about it 'cause that's just me."
As well as performing with Robin Thicke on his hit Blurred Lines, Cyrus performed her own song We Can't Stop.