Miley Cyrus still wants her MTV. Or at least a Moonman. The pop star has been confirmed as an attendee for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, according to a report on Wednesday from E! News. But if fans are wondering if the Queen of Twerk will out do – or out shock – last year’s controversial performance, they may have to wait. The shocking singer has not yet been announced as a performer at this year’s show.
At last year’s VMAs, the former “Hannah Montana” star shocked the world with a raunchy performance of the song “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke. The “We Can’t Stop” singer’s tongue wagging and twerking were just part of a wild year that included a nude video for the song “Wrecking Ball,” a series of interviews loaded with controversial comments, and a slew of Instagram shots that definitely weren’t suitable for her teen and tween fan base – or anybody’s work place.
Many fans were stunned following Cyrus’s apparently ad-libbed VMA stunt, which had her using a foam finger as a prop. In fact, Thicke’s mom, actress Gloria Loring, said she couldn’t get the vulgar performance out of her mind. Loring told Yahoo Celebrity, “I just keep thinking of Miley’s mother and father watching this. Oh, Lord, have mercy… I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son. The problem is now I can never 'unsee' it. … I don't understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I just don't understand. I think she's misbegotten in this attempt of hers, and I think it was not beneficial."
But Cyrus seemed to know exactly what she was doing. After her controversial performance, the non-apologetic pop star took to Twitter to boast to her fans about the buzzy performance: “Smilers!” she wrote. "My VMA performance had 306,000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact.” She later remarked that she doubted she'd ever be asked back to the VMAs.
Confirmed musical guests for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards include Beyonce, 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, Maroon 5, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Usher. There will also be a must-see opening performance of the song “Bang Bang” featuring Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will air Sunday, Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.