Miley and Mandy "4 Minutes" video is not a Madonna spoof.

Miley Cyrus' best friend and backup dancer, Mandy Jiroux, gives E! News the exclusive dish about the ladies’ hit video that has gotten nearly 900,000 hits since debuting on Sunday.

Contrary to some reports, the video is not a spoof but just a dance battle against Step Up 2 director Jon Chu, who, along with the film's star, Adam Sevani, challenged Miley and Mandy to a dance-off on YouTube.

"They made a video first calling us out, and we made this video responding to theirs. M and M Cru definitely won!" Mandy says, referring to the name they gave themselves for the vid, "M and M Cru with a U."

Mandy explains that the rumor of a spoof started "probably just because we do, like, two moves Madonna has done in the past."

Or maybe because it’s set to Madonna’s "4 Minutes." Or because it has the same street-festival-during-the-apocalypse feel as Madonna’s video. Or because Miley wears her hair like Madonna’s. Or because...should we go on?

Mandy tells E! the video's dance sequences were choreographed by pro choreographer Teresa Espinosa, who worked on Miley's Best of Both Worlds tour, and actress-dancer Alison Faulk. One of their friends filmed and edited it. It was shot over two days last week at L.A.'s Foresight Studios.

And in case you are wondering who the old woman is in the video throwing down some mad moves, Mandy reveals, "That's Miley's grandmother!"

See, and here we thought that was Madonna...

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