Miley Cyrus is host of the MTV Video Music Awards. See the highlights, the video, the photos that are all going viral — before, during and after the show — as she makes her return to the awards show where she first revealed that she is who she is and that the rest of us must somehow get used to it!
The time is upon us. It’s hard to believe two years have gone by since Miley Cyrus proved conclusively that she is no longer a Disney star who was once known as Hannah Montana. Yes, that’s buried in history and Montana is just one of the fifty states once again.
Yes, Miley Cyrus hosting the MTV VMAs after launching, back in 2013 what was a never-ending conversation about her twerking and outrageous and decidedly family-unfriendly performance. And of course, it was all a huge and largely free publicity blitz leading up to the release of her album, ‘Bangerz.’ Pop culture may not have a clear memory of the album itself, which did quite well, but of the performance and all of its props — from teddy bears to oversized foam hands with a No. 1 symbol. And of course, the signature tongue.
Frankly, it’s a challenge to write about Miley Cyrus and remain even reasonably on the sunny side of parental advisory. So the story of how we will all survive her outrageousness and her much hyped, and presumed to be FTC-challenging live hosting of the awards show.
When did a host of an awards show get so much attention? Right, it’s rare. Typically a few Oscars’ hosts get this kind of buildup, but for a pop music star whose signature moves are ones that launch concerned parents’ style campaigns. We’re in new territory.
Oh, and of course, there’s more to the show than Miley Cyrus, as it is one of the biggest nights for live music performances on television. Nicki Minaj kicks off the live show, and the others who are performing include Justin Bieber, making his highly anticipated return to the stage, same for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who are back with a brand new single. Also, not least, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato, and Twenty One Pilots and ASAP Rocky.
Sharing the stage with Miley Cyrus as presenters are the likes of Britney Spears, who also has a long history with the MTV VMAs, as well as Jared Leto, Rita Ora, John Legend, and Kylie Jenner among others.
Check out the photos and the video as they arrive tonight as we update the crazy moves — we expect plenty! — even with the reported 22-second delay that’s said to be built into the live broadcast.
For now, enjoy the live stream video along with Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMAs pics below!
*Update: Highlights video and photos are below!
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