Miley Cyrus' Image Was Inspired by Britney Spears

The singer has revealed Britney Spears was the main influence behind her switch to an edgier, more mature style.

Miley Cyrus says Britney Spears inspired her edgier style.

The former Hannah Montana star claimed Britney's 2001 video for "I'm a Slave 4 U"—which featured the singer taking a step towards a more mature image—influenced her own progression.

Speaking on UK talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, she revealed: "I was obsessed with her "Slave 4 U" video.

"That was the first head shake I got from my dad when the video came out, as I tried to re-enact the whole film.

"Britney once performed across the street from my dad's apartment in Canada—but there was no way I was going at that point as I was always trying to re-enact everything she did."

Miley recently caught everyone's attention with a raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and she has hit back at critics who deemed it too offensive.

She said: "I thought the spirit of the VMAs was missing. It was supposed to be about celebrating your video.

"You knew Robin Thicke and I were not going to do the 'Hokey Cokey.'

"It was supposed to be a silly night... I didn't think about the reaction until the next morning when I realized the whole world was going crazy."

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