Miley Cyrus speaks on 'Wrecking Ball' video

Miley Cyrus speaks on 'Wrecking Ball' video
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POSTED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:00am

UPDATED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:04am

If you think Miley Cyrus' music video for "Wrecking Ball" was nothing but nudity, you weren't paying attention -- at least, so says Miley Cyrus.

“I think the video is much more," the 20-year-old singer said on Elvis Duran's morning radio show of her latest release, which has broken a Vevo record and now stands as the service's most-viewed clip.

"If people get past the point I make, and you actually look at me, you can tell I look more broken than even the song sounds," she continued.

The song itself is lyrically pretty straightforward, as Cyrus sings about wanting to break down a lover's walls but winding up wrecked herself in the process.

It's the type of pop ballad "everyone can relate to," the singer/actress went on. "Everyone has felt that feeling at some point. If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means it is so vulnerable. Actually, if you look at my eyes I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record. It was a lot harder to do the video than it was to record the song. It was much more of an emotional experience.”

However emotional it was, the video is just the latest Cyrus release to generate a tidal wave of reaction. But, like she said after the fallout from her MTV VMAs performance, she's not doing anything other than simply being herself.

"For me, anything I do becomes it becomes such a big deal," Cyrus said. "I’m just having fun. Whatever people label it as it doesn’t really matter. ... I don’t ever want to be too much like anyone else." 

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