Miley Cyrus to host MTV VMAs two years after questionable performance with Robin Thicke

She shocked the world with her no-more-Hannah-Montana-stunt in 2013, and now the singer will present the ceremony on 30 August

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Her twerking at the VMAs outraged parent associations and black cultural commentators across America, but now Miley Cyrus is to return to host the awards two years after her questionable foam finger performance with Robin Thicke.

The singer, who is allegedly banned from performing at the awards after her headline set in 2013, will host this year’s VMAs on 30 August.

The singer tweeted to confirm the news. “F*** yeah VMAs!!!!! #VMAs on Aug 30 at 9pm,” she wrote, posting two pictures of herself in a green alien suit for good measure.

Although Cyrus did not perform at last year’s awards, she upstaged the ceremony again by inviting homeless youth Jesse Helt to collect her award for Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball”.

Since her ‘coming of age’ performance at the VMAs in 2013, in which she proved to the world she was no longer teen idol Hannah Montana, Cyrus’s music career has taken some unexpected turns.

After her eyebrow raising video for “Wrecking Ball”, the singer took some time out of the limelight to work with The Flaming Lips.

Cyrus appeared in the band’s trippy, psychedelic video entitled “Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain”, which sees the singer wake up in a drug-addled state with someone having stolen her purple brain.


The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on 30 August at the Microsoft Theatre in LA.

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