Miley Cyrus, the former Disney star, lit up the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sunday night, with a "raunchy" live performance of her summer hit "We Can't Stop". Miley teamed with "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke, and even grinded on him as she bent over in front of him and twerked. Cyrus' antics had stars in the audience reacting with stunned looks on their faces. Cyrus stripped down to a skimpy body-colored two-piece outfit, which had even outrageous singer Rihanna pointing and commenting. The 20-year-old singer also jumped around the stage gesturing lewdly using a giant foam finger, according to US Weekly on Aug. 25.
The first half of Miley's performance had her dancing around with a bunch of dancing teddy bears, as she repeatedly stuck her oddly long tongue out.
When Robin Thicke joined her onstage to sing a duet of his "Blurred Lines", Cyrus began grinding provocatively against the 36-year-old singer.
"Miley better get a...pregnancy test after all of that grinding", joked comedian Kevin Hart during the show, according to CNN.
Fans on Twitter couldn't get enough of the shocked look on the faces of actor Will Smith and his family as they watched in what looks like utter disbelief as Miley cavorted about the stage.
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Billboard's Editorial Director, Bill Werde went so far as to tweet that Cyrus was a "hot mess", but he apparently meant it as a compliment.
Werde noted how Miley is no longer the teen Disney star she once was, writing that she's successfully moving her brand in a new direction.