Watch: Miley Cyrus reflects on controversial VMA twerking performance, says it changed her life

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Along with singing her hit songs such as Wrecking Ball, Malibu and The Climb, singer Miley Cyrus has talked openly on Carpool Karaoke about her controversial 2013 MTV VMA performance, acknowledging the experience has changed her outlook on fame. 

Her performance at the award show left many talking but all for the wrong reasons due to her gyrating up against Robin Thicke while suggestively waving around a foam finger.

Speaking to host James Corden while driving around the streets of LA, Cyrus said her on stage experience helped her transition into "being the activist that I am now."

"I realised if that many people were going to talk about something that I did, or something that I do, then I should make it a good thing, and I should make it something that can change people's lives rather than be a controversial conversation that does nothing but become a fun Halloween costume for people," she revealed. 

"I think there was something when I first, you know, kind of stopped doing Hannah Montana...saying, 'I'm not that, i want you to know who I really am,' but I love that that was me and is me and is a part of me.

"I think I've allowed that childhood self to shine through a little more because I'm not trying to run away from it, I'm down to embrace it.

"I think that's good for everyone should embrace who they used to be because it's made you who you are now."

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