Timberlake, who rocked the house, and received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, says that Cyrus is just letting everyone know she’s not a little kid anymore, much like his ex-girlfriend, Britney Spears did back in her day.
"Listen, man, it's the VMAs — what did you guys expect?" JT said. "I like Miley. I like her a lot. I think she's young; she's letting everybody know she's growing up,” Justin Timberlake dished on Miley Cyrus’ performance.
"It's the VMAs. It's not like she did it at the Grammys," Timberlake said. "Like, let her do her thing.
"Madonna, wedding suit, humping the stage. Britney, striptease. This is not an uncommon thing. I actually thought all the bears were really cool,” Justin added.
Of course, all former child stars have one thing in common – the transition from kid to adult in front of the public eye.
Many fans, and parents of those fans, see young celebrities as children for longer than necessary, and have a hard time seeing them as young adults. So, in return, those stars do something deemed as “shocking” to let everyone know, they’re not that little kid anymore.
What do you think of Justin Timberlake’s reaction on Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance? Do you agree with him?