Vocalist Haley Williams - who is at the center of the controversy - said this:
We really wanted the opportunity to show our fans that we're okay, you know? The three of us are still here, we're not going anywhere. A lot of kids are still asking if the band is breaking up, and that just goes to show how broken the communication online can be when rumors start traveling. So this [interview] is our way of showing that there's a future and we're stoked for it.
After the interview, MTV is planning to host a roundtable discussion with MTV News Rock Editor James Montgomery will be joined by MTV Newsroom Editor Kyle Anderson and Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt.