"I just thought it was gonna get everybody talking," she told Elvis Duran of the controversial image
. In another interview with Ryan Seacrest, she confessed that her manager had initially been hesitant to give the image his blessing. "Because he didn't want me to put it out, I put it out," she said. "He was thinking that it may be too over the top and I said, 'Well you know, in the beginning of my career I took pictures like that, I did photo shoots like that and I don't want to lose that sense of who I am.'"