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PETALING JAYA: American R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke (pic) does not mind being controversial as it garners him attention.
The 36-year-old singer admitted in a press conference held at Sunway Resort Hotel here yesterday that the fiasco surrounding his Blurred Lines music video had helped with the song’s popularity.
“Celebrity is a crazy thing. For me, I’m just happy to be getting all this attention as it gives a chance for people to hear my music.
“The whole point is for people to know who I am,” said Thicke, who was recently seen in a duet with Miley Cyrus in the “twerking” incident during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
The incident had since generated controversy on social media.
“I feel bad if it didn’t connect with some groups’ sensibilities but I’m an entertainer and I can’t please everybody.
“To me, it’s about challenging myself to make great music. At the end of the day, people remember the music and not the controversy. I just want to make popular music,” he added.
Thicke is in town for his performance at the fifth instalment of the MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia concert series.
“The people here have the greatest spirits, smiles and warm hearts. There’s just a collective kindness about the country,” said Thicke, who is performing in Malaysia for the first time.
He shared the stage with Far East Movement, Korean pop sensation Exo as well as local hip hop star Joe Flizzow at the concert, which was attended by over 15,000 concert goers.
The event was recorded live for a global telecast and will be screened in over 154 countries across MTV networks.
The MTV World Stage is a global series that is telecast to audiences in over 550 million households.
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