So Miley Cyrus' VMAs performance was, um… 'interesting'

Billy Ray, you need to sit down and have a talk with that girl.

So Miley Cyrus' VMAs performance was, um… 'interesting'

So did you stay up to catch the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in Brooklyn last night?

If you did, you'll have seen the performance from Miley Cyrus which can be best described as… um.. (actually, this is hard).

(Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The former Disney sweetheart, daughter of pointy-goateed country crooner Billy Ray ("don't break my, my achy breaky," etc), emerged from the belly of a stuffed teddy to perform a weird version of new tune 'We Can't Stop', replete with stuffed-animal dancers and what looked like a GIANT BOOTY WOMAN.

Preparation for the performance appeared to involve the choreographer being off sick for a week, and texting Miley to say "just stick your tongue out and flail your arms a bit, you'll be grand".

But it was when Robin Thicke (Blurred Lines, women in the nip, hey-hey-hey-hey etc.) came out that things really started to get behind-the-couch uncomfortable, as Miley whipped off her teddy-bear swimsuit thing and proceeded to rub her peach-coloured posterior up against Thicke's man parts.

We didn't know where to look. The audience at home didn't know where to look.

Poor Drake didn't know where to look.

Rihanna appear less than impressed.

(Although the One D boys were glued).

And the Pinkett-Smiths were frankly, horrified.

Watch the whole thing here:

Meanwhile, *NSYNC also got back together at the VMAs last night, with Justin Timberlake being kind enough to help out with the other lads' pension funds.

And Lady Gaga performed 'Applause' live.

You know, it's a funny old pop world when poor Gaga is relegated to a footnote in a 'most shocking VMA moments' piece.

Up your game, Gaga.

MTV Video Music Awards 2013 winners:

Video of the Year: Justin Timberlake, 'Mirrors'

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Justin Timberlake

Best Male Video: Bruno Mars, 'Locked Out of Heaven'

Best Female Video: Taylor Swift, 'I Knew You Were Trouble'

Best Pop Video: Selena Gomez, 'Come and Get It'

Best Hip-Hop Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, 'Can't Hold Us'

Best Rock Video: Thirty Seconds to Mars, 'Up in the Air'

Song of the Summer: One Direction, 'Best Song Ever'

Artist to Watch: Austin Mahone: 'What About Love'

Best Collaboration: Pink feat. Nate Ruess, 'Just Give Me a Reason'

Best Choreography: Bruno Mars, 'Treasure'

Best Editing: Justin Timberlake, 'Mirrors'

Best Direction: Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z, 'Suit & Tie'

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