Miley Cyrus felt she had ''freedom'' to act however she wanted at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker hit headlines for her controversial stage show, which saw her gyrating up against Robin Thicke and making inappropriate gestures with a foam finger and told Britney Spears it was part of her plan to creates a new and unique image for herself.

During an interview recorded prior to the VMAs, Miley told the Britney: ''Right now I'm at a point in my career where I can be exactly who I want to be, what I want to be.

''I have this freedom to do whatever I want because I'm starting as a new artist now. Every time I do anything I want to remember this is what separates me from everybody else.''

Over the past few weeks Miley has been promoting her new album 'Bangerz' in Europe while her ex-fiance, Liam Hemsworth, has reportedly moved out of the Toluca Lake, California, home they shared.

The Hollywood hunk has reportedly wanted to announce their break-up for months and is now planning to go back to his native Australia for some space.

A source told Life & Style magazine: ''Liam had been begging Miley to announce the split all summer.

''[Liam] told Miley he is actually thinking of moving back to Australia for a while.''