Cher has backtracked her comment about Miley Cyrus' performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, saying that she should have kept her "big opinionated mouth" shut. The "Woman's World" singer took to Twitter on September 18 to say that she was "ashamed" of blasting the 20-year-old singer in public, but she told her followers that she was not apologizing.
Referring to Miley as "Miley S", the outspoken singer wrote, "Re: Miley S... I Think What I Think, but Having Said That...I'm a little ashamed...I didn't keep my big Opinionated mouth Shut.WTF is MY PROBLEM ! I'm 2 (too) Old to fall prey 2 (to) 'Tell us, Oh wise 1 (one),What did YOU think of M.S (sic)?' What I should have said (is), 'I didn't like it that much, but she's Pushing The Envelope, being an ARTIST! She's Talented, & DIDNT (sic) COMMIT A FELONY.' "
Cher continued, "But somehow my ego had 2 (to) get ITS 2 CENTS IN!... I DIDNT (sic) SUPPORT A FELLOW ARTIST. TRUTHFULLY SHE WAS Fkng (f**king) BRILLIANT.. CAUSE... WE'RE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT. Ps this is Not an apology 4 (for) what I Thought, its (sic) a Reminder, that if I don't practise (sic) my principles, I loose (lose) Them."
Cher previously criticized Miley's performance in an interview with USA Today. "I'm not old-fashioned," she said. "She could have come out naked, and if she'd just rocked the house, I would have said, 'You go, girl.' It just wasn't done well. She can't dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn't great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don't stick out your tongue if it's coated."