Pop singer Miley Cyrus saved her twerking for another day and raised eyebrows at this year’s MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) by rolling up and smoking a blunt during the telecast.
Miley Cyrus’ smoking stunt sparked headlines at Sunday’s EMAs ceremony.
Miley Cyrus is upstaging another award show with her controversial antics. While accepting the award for Video of the Year (“Wrecking Ball”) at Sunday’s MTV EMA, the 20-year-old singer pulled out a joint from her purse and smoked it onstage. Marijuana usage is legal in Amsterdam, where the awards were held. “I couldn’t fit this award in my bag, but I did find this,” she said while pulling out a joint from her Chanel purse and lighting it on stage. “So thank you guys very much. Goodnight everybody. Thank you.” (Rap-Up)
Despite the controversy, Miley won’t have to worry about any legal backlash from the stunt.
Marijuana is legal in Amsterdam, and Cyrus seems intent on taking advantage of that fact. Before the show began, fellow chart-topper Katy Perry tweeted, “For tonight’s performance of UNCONDITIONALLY on ?@mtvema? I will be letting the LIGHT in & then making you SHINE! ?#dontneedtobehighforthis?.” Cyrus replied, “@katyperry @mtvema but you may want to be,” to which Perry responded, “@MileyCyrus #afterparty.” Sources tell Us that Cyrus was smoking backstage throughout the night. A show source tells Us, “No one was expecting it to happen. It was so brazen, so shameless. It was so uncalled for.” (Us Magazine)
Aside from Miley, the night was filled with various high-profile entertainers hitting the stage.
The Queen of Twerk returned a little later in the show for a more tame performance of “Wrecking Ball,” crooning the ballad in a white leotard, and went on to win her first-ever EMA for Best Video for the song. As for the other performances of the night, Robin Thicke was also on hand, but performed without his former “Blurred Lines” counterpart, instead switching up his partner for a group of body-painted models and rapper Iggy Azalea (who left her foam finger at home, unfortunately). Next, Katy Perry hit the stage singing “Unconditionally,” suspended in the air, looking like a maypole wrapped in ribbon. As her dancers below her unraveled the ribbons, Perry’s next costume was revealed–a bedazzled bodysuit. She went on to win Best Female, accepting the award in a fishnet/leotard dress. (E! Online)
Rap star Eminem managed to snag a handful of awards from the star-studded gathering.
Best Video: “Wrecking Ball,” Miley Cyrus Best Live: Beyonce Best Pop: One Direction Global Icon: Eminem Worldwide Act: Chris Lee Best Male: Justin Bieber Best Electronic: Avicii Best Rock: Green Day Best New: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Best Female: Katy Perry Best Alternative: 30 Seconds to Mars Best Hip-Hop: Eminem Best Song: “Locked Out of Heaven,” Bruno Mars Biggest Fans: Tokio Hotel Best Look: Harry Styles Global Icon Award: Eminem Best UK & Ireland Act: One Direction Best Push: Austin Mahone (Us Magazine)