Los Angeles - Miley Cyrus says Britney Spears inspired her edgier style.
The former Hannah Montana star claimed Britney's 2001 video for I'm a Slave 4 U - which featured the singer taking a step towards a more mature image - influenced her own progression.
Speaking on UK talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, she revealed: "I was obsessed with her Slave 4 U video.
"That was the first head shake I got from my dad when the video came out, as I tried to re-enact the whole film.
"Britney once performed across the street from my dad's apartment in Canada - but there was no way I was going at that point as I was always trying to re-enact everything she did."
Miley recently caught everyone's attention with a raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and she has hit back at critics who deemed it too offensive.
She said: "I thought the spirit of the VMAs was missing. It was supposed to be about celebrating your video.
"You knew Robin Thicke and I were not going to do the 'Hokey Cokey'.
"It was supposed to be a silly night ... I didn't think about the reaction until the next morning when I realised the whole world was going crazy."
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014. Read More »
Gwyneth Paltrow has been granted a temporary restraining order against reported stalker Nickolaos Gavrilis, who repeatedly tried to break into her family homes and sent her "disturbing" messages. Read More »
Kate and William drop some sick beats!
12 pics of Prince William and Duchess Kate!
New great pics of baby Prince George!
20 new pics of Kate and William.
6 best pics from the royal tour!
Check out these pics of Prince George!
10 pics from Will and Kate's visit.
Kate and Will wows the crowd!
South AfricaDiscovery ITMarket Related
South AfricaCity PressMarket Related
South AfricaCity PressR572517 - R935763
HousesR 7 800 000
HousesR 3 670 000
HousesR 1 800 000