Miley Cyrus said the cigarette she lit up on stage at the MTV’s Europe Music Awards actually contained marijuana, and that she smoked it because "I knew the fans in Amsterdam would love it," according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Earshot.
Cyrus, who made her comments on the UK"s Capital FM radio station, said she didn’t give the reaction to the stunt a lot of thought.
"It’s not something that I think about," she said, referring to the media reaction. "I was just walking out of my room and then I was like, ‘Oh, I have this in my bag. That will be really funny.’ And I didn’t say anything to anybody. It’s not that I think about that … and I don’t tell anyone I’m gonna do it."
After the show, she said, there was discussion about what to do with the joint. "You know, afterwards we had the joint and we’re all, ‘Should we keep this as, like, the joint?’ And then we’re like, ‘No, it’s fine, just smoke it, just finish it off,’ " she said.
Cyrus hinted that too much is made of the stunt element in her performances, saying: "Some people I think overthink so much. … That’s not why I do it. I just did it mostly because I knew the fans in Amsterdam would love it, and they started going crazy when I did it. … But I don’t really care what the media says because I don’t Google myself, so I don’t know what they say. And I don’t care."