Miley Cyrus talk of MTV award show

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 10:45 AM
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NEW YORK — It may not be a good thing for her, but Miley Cyrus had the most memorable moment at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Cyrus with Robin Thicke  AP
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Cyrus with Robin Thicke

The provocative pop singer was the hot topic at Sunday night’s show: Cyrus eclipsed Lady Gaga’s opening performance of her new single, Katy Perry’s closing rendition of her latest hit and Kanye West’s artsy set. The 20-year-old even grabbed more attention than Justin Timberlake’s performance with his ‘N Sync band mates.

Cyrus twerked and gyrated, stripped and swayed. She sang, too.

She had a helper at the VMAs: Robin Thicke. After performing her edgy hit, “We Can’t Stop,” she sang the first verse of Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and then grinded on the R&B singer in a nude bikini. The wild child also slapped a girl’s butt onstage.

Call it the “Blurred Lines” music video 2.0., which aired live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., for a first time.

“Amazing. I thought it was awesome,” Selena Gomez said of Cyrus’ performance backstage. “I love Robin Thicke, too, so I like that they collabo’d.”

Artist to watch winner Austin Mahone also seemed to enjoy the performance: “I thought it was pretty creative. I thought it was pretty cool.”

Twitter said early Monday that Cyrus was mentioned 4.5 million times on the social network site, ahead of Timberlake’s 2.9 million mentions. Cyrus and Thicke’s performance led in tweets per minute peaks with 306,100.

Though they were attention grabbers and nominated for four moonmen each, Thicke and Cyrus walked away empty handed Sunday night.

Timberlake earned three awards, including video of the year and best male video for “Mirrors.” Days ahead of the VMAs, his rumored reunion with ‘N Sync dominated headlines, and he and his former band mates delivered at the awards show.

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BamaMan
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BamaMan 08/26/13 - 09:55 am
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Trash

Well, Madonna Jr has arrived.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 08/26/13 - 10:01 am
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Nasty looking

From the photo

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 08/26/13 - 11:12 am
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I'm sure daddy's proud...

I'm sure daddy's proud...

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/26/13 - 12:22 pm
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OHHHHH!!! not another

In your face singer, trying to break out the mold and be a bad girl.

There is either Drugs or Money in this somewhere.
Because this is not what I would call self-esteem.

Farmboy
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Farmboy 08/26/13 - 12:22 pm
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You see..

Being famous is not all that it's cracked up to be.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/26/13 - 12:42 pm
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Current entertainment culture in the US and elsewhere

is an exercise in degradation.

Didn't these children's parents love them at all?

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