MTV EMAs: Miley lights up on stage


Story highlights

The 2013 MTV EMAs celebrated its 20th anniversary Sunday

Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and more performed

During an acceptance speech, Cyrus appeared to smoke a joint

That part of the show wasn't shown on MTV's flagship channel

CNN —  

For the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, Miley Cyrus was as attention-grabbing as ever.

The 20-year-old singer, who was a two-time performer during Sunday’s ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands, lit what appeared to be a joint on stage during her acceptance speech for best video with “Wrecking Ball.”

Wearing a white leotard and a furry shrug, Cyrus carried a Chanel purse on stage with her as she accepted the award. Although her EMA wouldn’t fit in the clutch, she did try to make a little more room by fishing out what looked like a spliff and then proceeded to smoke it.

The puff wasn’t shown during the EMAs’ airing on MTV’s flagship channel, and Cyrus has been quiet about her action on Twitter.

On Sunday night, she simply instructed her Twitter followers to “Stay in school & Be kind. Other than that HAVE FUN.”

Regardless, Cyrus’ smoking was a slightly more risque act during a relatively tame event, which featured performances from Snoop Dogg, Icona Pop, The Killers, Kings of Leon and Bruno Mars.

Yet, given that this was an MTV event, the night wouldn’t have been complete if it didn’t include a little twerking.

That came courtesy Cyrus, who, for the second time in three months, took the stage at an MTV awards ceremony to perform her hit “We Can’t Stop.” While some might’ve been expecting something just as scandalous as her now-infamous set at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Cyrus went in a different direction.

Instead of giant teddy bears, the 20-year-old singer was accompanied by alien figures dressed in head-to-toe black, and she herself wore a skintight, knee-length silver dress rather than a onesie.