2013: MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's)-- The Twerk Heard Round the World
The MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's) have always been a platform for artists to showcase their talent, push boundaries and shock audiences with controversial but pioneering live performances. The 1984 VMA's set the stage for what viewers should expect from artists' looking to define their image. Madonna was the first to stir up controversy with her "Like a Virgin" performance. She writhed on the floor suggestively in a not so 'virgin' like white wedding ensemble, heavy makeup and cherry red lips. By doing this Madonna opened the door for female performers to embrace their sensuality while performing and made it acceptable for women to showcase more erotic performances.
Below are screen shots from her 1984 performance of "Like a Virgin," thrusting on the floor, as if she was "touched for the very first time." Clearly the move of a virgin.
Britney Spears went a step further than Madonna at the 2000 VMA's when she stripped down from a pant suit to a nude bejeweled bralet and pant combination appearing almost naked while performing her hit "Oops!...I Did it Again." The striptease and dance that followed was considered scandalous but consistent with Britney's image of boundary pushing performances.
The following year she heated up the stage again performing "I'm a Slave 4 U" in a barely there bandeau and boyshort combo, a live snake draped around her shoulders and a very suggestive dance set that is now cemented in VMA history as one of the hottest performances of all time.
Both Britney and Madonna teamed up for the 2003 VMA's and gave a boundary pushing performance of "Like a Virgin" and "Hollywood". The two shared an intimate moment while performing by sharing what is now known as the notorious kiss. Together they set the standard of anything goes at the VMA's and made history as the most scandalous performance to date.
Miley Cyrus' onstage antics at the 2013 VMA's were no more risqué than her predecessors. She stripped, danced in a flesh tone bralet and boyshort combination, danced with animals and shared an inappropriate but intimate moment with another performer on stage all in one performance. Prior to appearing onstage she alluded to her performance being even crazier than Madonna and Britney... and it was. Whether your thoughts are negative, positive or indifferent, Miley made VMA history by giving the CRAZIEST performance of all time. She lacked the dancing ability of Ms. B, but had the same notoriety for 'twerking' her little white girl ass. The VMA's are a time to shock and awe your audience. And Ms. Miley did that.
She definitely shocked Robin Thicke when she twerked up on his d**k. I wonder if it was THICK?
YUMMY! Ms. Miley sure looks happy! Is that a bulge growing in his pants?-- good thing stripes are sliming! Oh, poor Liam Hemsworth-- what is he to do with his bride-to-be?