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."