Miley Cyrus on Sinead O’Connor: ‘I think she’s an incredible artist and an awesome songwriter’

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The 20-year-old performed her hits “Wrecking Ball,” “We Can’t Stop,” and “Party in the U.S.A.” surrounded by dancers in flower, rainbow and mushroom costumes.

Lauer questioned Cyrus about her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards with Robin Thicke, calling it a “strategic hot mess.”

“I don’t ever really plan to offend people,” Cyrus responded. “But I think people are not open to what they don’t understand.”

“It went exactly as we planned. … I mean, it’s a month later and we’re still talking about it.”

As foe whether her “se–al side” is just a phase, Miley said: “Well I heard when you turn 40 that’s when things start to go a little less sexual.”

“Don’t say that,” the 55-year-old host laughed.

“Around that time I heard that’s when people don’t have s-x anymore,” she continued.

The singer also spoke about the recent Twitter feud sparked between her and Sinead O’Connor after she mocked the latter’s mental health issues, comparing her to Amanda Bynes.

“My thoughts of her started amazing,” she said.

“I think she’s an incredible artist and an awesome songwriter and I was really inspired by her for my ‘Wrecking Ball’ video … I don’t know how someone can start a fight with somebody that’s saying, ‘Hey, I really respect you and I really like what you did.'”

“I’m a big fan of hers so it didn’t really matter,” she added. “It’s all good, you can write as many open letters as you want.”