Miley Cyrus wants people to focus more on her singing.

The 'We Can't Stop' hitmaker insists she doesn't want to be known for her shock value and hopes people will remember her for her voice and not her raunchy dance moves.

She explained to the US version of OK! Magazine: ''I'm more focused on people being excited about me as a singer rather than someone who shocks people.

''I want people to be like, 'She did some things that were crazy, but at the end of the day it was all about her voice'.''

Miley made headlines last August after her controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards - during which she stripped down to a latex bikini and grinded against 'Blurred Lines' singer Robin Thicke.

But Miley is adamant the intentions behind her antics are positive and claims she's a feminist.

She added: ''I know people make it seem like all I do is come out and shock people. That isn't what it is. I think what girls see is that there's a feminist energy there.''

Meanwhile, the 21-year-old singer revealed she takes time out to relax in order curb her nerves before a show.

She explained: ''If I get nervous I need to lock it down. I need to sit out, get my mind right and rest my voice ... I want it to be something that's worth going to see.''