'I'm naked because I'm sad': Miley Cyrus defends her controversial video Wrecking Ball... as she reveals hidden message
By Shyam Dodge
PUBLISHED: 23:15 GMT, 11 September 2013
She made headlines earlier this week with another attention-seeking display of flesh by going fully nude in her new hit video Wrecking Ball.
But Miley Cyrus says her nudity actually has a deep and very personal message to communicate to her fans.
The 20-year-old claims her overtly gratuitous display is symbolic of where she is in her life right now.
In a recent interview on The Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, on New York City's Z100 radio station, the singer revealed that her nakedness in the short film is a metaphor for how vulnerable she feels inside.
Miley explained: ‘I think the video is much more, if people get past the point that I'm naked and you actually look at me.
‘You can tell that I actually look more broken than even the song sounds.’
Adding: ‘The song is a pop ballad. It's one of these songs that everyone is gonna to relate to, everyone's felt that feeling at some point.’
In the video a nude Cyrus straddles a swinging wrecking ball, licks a sledgehammer and smashes up a few walls for good measure.
But Miley admitted that the provocative visuals may provide a challenge to viewers, who could write off the performance as merely lewd and attention-seeking.