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Miley Cyrus on 'Today': 'I'm hoping I get a little attention'

Miley Cyrus, right, takes a cell phone picture with her mom Tish Cyrus on NBC's "Today" show on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Miley Cyrus followed up her hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" with an appearance on the "Today" show.

The 20-year-old singer took over Rockefeller Center in New York City for another revealing performance of her hit singles "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" on Monday.

Before taking the stage, Cyrus sat down with "Today" host Matt Lauer to talk about her success, the Sinead O'Connor feud and future career plans.

Since ditching Disney, Cyrus progressed her career in a way that would leave "Hannah Montana" shaking in her country boots. But she isn't at all surprised by the recent attention.

"It's kind of what I want," she said. "I'm an artist, so I'm hoping that I get a little attention, otherwise my record sales might be a little sketch."

Her latest singles "Wrecking Ball" and "We Can't Stop" hit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on Billboard's Hot 100. The public jabber is seemingly paying off.

Cyrus added that her MTV VMA performance, where she seductively danced with singer Robin Thicke, went exactly as planned. When it comes to regrets, she has none.

"I don't ever really plan to offend people, but sometimes that just happens," she said.

"Being who you are is really easy, if you're true to that."

One singer whose career embraced a "true" philosophy is Sinead O'Connor. But the '80s Irish singer doesn't believe Cyrus is shinning a positive light on her fans. She recently expressed criticism in a series of open letters, which sparked a heated feud between the two singers.

Cyrus told Lauer she thinks O'Connor is a great artist and songwriter but was turned off by her harsh words.

The critiques seemingly don't faze Cyrus, who says she's the happiest she's ever been and excited to go out on tour next year. When it comes to future plans, she wants to stay focused and continue in the direction she's taking her career.

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