"Oprah's Next Chapter," Thicke shares his side.
"This is funny to me, it's silly," Thicke says.
"You didn't think it was sexual?" Oprah asks.
"I was on stage. I didn't see it," Thicke says. "So to me, I'm
walking out towards Miley [and] I'm not thinking sex. I'm thinking fun,
"But she's twerking up against your…cojones."
"But just remember, I'm singing my butt off so I'm sitting there, I'm
looking up at the sky, and I'm not really paying attention to all
that," Thicke says. "That's on her.
"People ask me, 'Do you twerk?' I go, 'Listen, I'm the twerkee,'" he
continues, laughing. "I'm twerked upon. I don't twerk myself, OK? I'm
just twerked upon."
Also in the episode, Thicke says he and Cyrus "knew what we were
going to do. It's funny how in rehearsals, you know, it seems a little
more playful. It seemed a little more Betty Boop. It seemed a little
cuter. But I think what we have to understand is that's exactly who she
is. She wasn't putting on a front. She dances like that. She parties
like that. That's the person she is, you know."
"She twerks like that," Oprah says.
"She twerks like that," Thicke echoes.
Thicke then recalls when he and Cyrus were both working with producer
Pharrell in the same studio. Pharrell and Thicke had just finished
recording "Blurred Lines," and Pharrell invited Miley across the hall to
listen to it. "We started playing the song and the first thing she did
was start bending over and twerking," Thicke says.
"So you were not surprised by any of those moves?" Oprah asks.
"No, I wasn't," Thicke replies. "Honestly... I guess I'm not as
normal as I thought I was. I wasn't offended by it personally, you
know, because I think some people, they see that and they go, 'this is
so sexual.'... And to me, I'm sitting there going, 'this is whacky.'"
Oprah's full interview with Thicke on "Oprah's Next Chapter" airs Sunday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.