Miley Cyrus’ bares her soul—and her body—in her just-released “Wrecking Ball” music video. Though it’s already broken the VEVO record for most views in 24 hours, the Terry Richardson-directed clip has also caused plenty of controversy. During a Sept. 11 Elvis Duran and the Morning Show radio interview, however, Cyrus downplayed the video’s in-your-face nudity.
The 20-year-old pop star continued, “The song is a pop ballad that everyone can relate to; 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.”
Cyrus, as more than 19 million viewers know, spends much of the video in tears. “If you look at my eyes, I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record,” she pointed out. “It was a lot harder to do the video than it was to record the song. It was much more of an emotional experience.”