Robin Thicke Tells Oprah He was a Victim of Miley's Twerk-a-thon

Julie Miller


Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMAs Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMAs While the rest of the free world continues to track Miley Cyrus's latest scandalized whereabouts this Sunday, Oprah Winfrey will attempt to pull focus back to Robin Thicke, the "Blurred Lines" singer who accessorized, along with a foam finger, Cyrus's V.M.A. performance a month and a half ago. (Miley was likely unavailable for the sit-down because of previously scheduled eye-brow-raising engagements.) In a segment of Oprah's Next Chapter teased today, Thicke does the opposite of what he should be doing to reclaim his summer relevance-accept no responsibility for the twerking matter whatsoever.

"You didn't think of it as sexual?" asks Oprah of the V.M.A. performance.

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"Well, I was onstage. I didn't see it," Thicke, a mere bystander(!), says. "To me, I'm walking out towards Miley, I'm not thinking fun. . . . But you have to remember, I'm singing my butt off. I'm looking up at the sky singing. I'm not really paying attention to all of that. That's on her. [Uncomfortable laughter.] People ask me, 'Do you twerk?' I go, 'I'm the twerkee. I'm twerked upon."

Ironically, just as your blogger was watching this clip, one of the actresses who portrayed a bear during the aforementioned V.M.A. performance was taking part in a Reddit A.M.A. Potentially undermining Thicke's Oprah's Next Chapter claims, the actress reveals of the performance, "Most of it was pretty planned. [Miley and Robin] both knew in rehearsals exactly what they were going to be doing. Robin seemed very on board and even suggested some of the moves. That being said, his wife and son were there the entire time."

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Others may be interested in the first exchange of the conversation. In response to an Internet user's query, "Was the money worth it?" the actress succinctly replied, "No."

Oprah's Next Chapter airs this Sunday.

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