Ever since Miley Cyrus danced with Robin Thicke at MTV VMAs and was twerking all over the place, she’s received a lot of backlash from the media and music fans around the world. In addition she’s also received “open letters” from Sinead O’Conner and even Sufjan Stevens.
But in a recent interview with Sky News, the former Beatles star Paul McCartney defended the young pop star.
“You know what, I don’t think it was explicit at all. You couldn’t see anything. I watched it just as an experiment to check, but you look at it and you say, ‘What’s everyone shouting about?’ She’s a young girl. She’s like only 20 or something. She’s just having a go. Someone said to me that the world that a lot of those people like Miley live in is noise, is all noise and they’ve got to get above the noise. So they’ve got to do something. So you will see people that are only doing something that’s only mildly shocking. I mean you know, she was dancing with Robin Thicke at the awards. So what? C’mon, we’ve all seen worse than that.”
In addition to the Miley Cyrus topic, the iconic songwriter spoke about his new solo album New which is available now. He also spoke about the recent state of pop music mentioning artists such as Justin Timberlake, One Direction, and Bruno Mars.
Watch the rest of the interview below: