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Miley Cyrus on 'Today' says 'this is who I am,' talks Sinead O'Connor

Miley Cyrus performs on NBC's

Miley Cyrus performs on NBC's "Today" show in Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (Oct. 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Miley Cyrus express blew through the "Today" show on Monday, with its star performing her new hit, "Wrecking Ball" -- she was clothed, don't worry -- and once again, expressing no regrets about said ball, her VMA performance, her spat with Sinead O'Connor or anything else that may have scandalized most of the country in recent weeks.

Cyrus, who doubled as host and musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend, told co-anchor Matt Lauer in an interview that her Aug. 25 performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was, in fact, a huge success, or in her words: "It went exactly as planned. It's a month later and we're still talking about it.

"You really never plan to offend people," Cyrus told him, then -- pulling the you're-too-old-to-get-it-card, added: "People are not open to what they don't understand. That's why what I'm doing is for my fans, because they're really young."

Lauer resisted an obvious -- even sensible -- follow-up question, such as "so young people get riding naked on a wrecking ball?" and instead pressed her on whether she was going through "a phase? Is the sexual side of you that we're seeing something that's going to be here for a while and [then you'll] move on to something else?"

Lauer, 55, may have regretted the question, because this was the answer: "I heard when you turn 40 things start to go a little less sexual. So probably around 40, I heard that's when people don't have sex anymore. I guess maybe around then."

The interview. (App users, view the interview at newsday.com/tvzone.)

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