Miley Cyrus: 'I Look More Sad' Than Sexy in 'Wrecking Ball' Video

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Miley Cyrus may look like she's having a blast twerking and flashing her tongue everywhere, but the "Wrecking Ball" singer told Elvis Duran today on Z100 in New York that her new song is actually about her emotional pain.

Cyrus, 20, called in from London and told Duran that the video and the song is more than just about her showing some skin.

"I think the video is much more if people get past the point that I'm naked," she said. "[If] you actually look at me, you can tell that I actually look more broken than even the song sounds. The song is like this pop ballad that is one of those songs everyone is going to relate to, everyone's felt that feeling at some point."

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Most people see the video and jump to conclusions that it's about sex just because there's some flesh, Cyrus said.

"If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination a little bit and see kind of what the video really means," she added.

Finally, Cyrus said she told people to just look at her face.

"If you look in my eyes, I look more sad than my voice sounds on the record," she said. "It was a lot harder to do the video than it even was to record the song."

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As for Miley's father, Billy Ray Cyrus, he talked to Entertainment Tonight about his daughter's new song, which has more than 44 million views on Vevo.

The "Achy Breaky Heart" singer continued to defend his little girl, as he has been for weeks.

"It wouldn't have mattered if Miley would have worn jeans and a flannel shirt, a Tux or a nuns habit," he told ET. "The song's a smash, and her performance vocally on the tune reflects her roots and sheer God-given talent."