In case you believed Sinead O'Connor and thought Miley Cyrus was a mindless sex-bot intent on destroying the music industry, he appearance hosting 'Saturday Night Live' may just make you think otherwise.

Miley had no problem ripping it out of herself on the show this weekend, making references to her VMA performance and bluntly confirming that she has put her former Disney alter ego well and truly behind her. During her opening monologue on Saturday night, Miley said 'There's a few subjects we're not going to get into tonight. I'm not going to do 'Hannah Montana', but I can give you an update on what she's been up to -- she's been murdered.' and also refused to twerk, saying: 'There will be no twerking tonight. I used to think twerking was cool, but now that white people do it it's lame.'

Miley joked about her controversial foam-fingered performance and claimed she got phone calls from both 'angry mothers' and 'turned on fathers', adding: 'I don't apologise for my VMA performance. If I owe anybody an apology it's the people who make the bottom half of shirts.'

The young starlet, who almost bared all in a risky photo shoot last week, recently insisted she had no regrets about her new image.

She said: 'I was born to become who I am right now ... I'm at a point in my career where I can be exactly what I want to be, who 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.'

Seems like she's pretty in control of what she's doing to us.