Miley Cyrus sure made an impression with her bawdy, bump-and-grind performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday in Brooklyn. But was it a good one?
Reports have surfaced claiming that the singer's camp is "freaking out" over the performance, whose sexed-up antics on the show were supposedly nothing compared with the more subdued version that folks reportedly saw during rehearsals.
Indeed, when showtime came around, the erstwhile Disney starlet put her last chastity bona fides out to pasture by twerking like there's no tomorrow, grinding against giant teddy bears, unleashing some serious tongue action, stripping down to flesh-colored undies and giving Robin Thicke, whom she performed with, a fender-bender of a rear-ender.
The wreckage, however, was far from cataclysmic. In fact, an insider tells us, the fallout from the randy number was next to none.
"Everyone is overreacting," a source exclusively tells E! News, adding that no one, including Cyrus, is freaking out in her camp.
"Pretty much everything on stage last night we've seen Miley do in the video [for "We Can't Stop"]," our source adds.
But that didn't stop other stars in attendance from registering their own memorable reactions, be it shock, amusement or just plain ol' blah apathy.
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez sang and danced along gamely to Cyrus' performance. The One Direction boys, meanwhile, could barely contain their surprise, trying to repress their smirks while their eyes remained glued to Cyrus onstage.
Rihanna, on the hand, seemed anything but riveted, watching skeptically from the audience.
Cyrus even set Twitter aflutter. Rob Lowe slammed her performance, writing, "I cannot think of anything less interesting," while Bethenny Frankel railed that Cyrus is "20 yrs old & getting bad direction."
The provocative pop tart, however, may get the last laugh. Hours after the performance, two of her songs shot up the iTunes chart—"We Can't Stop" climbed to No. 5, while "Wrecking Ball" zoomed up to No. 2.
A rep for Thicke tells E! News that an Us Weekly report stating that the chart-topper was "bummed" by his VMAs showing with Miley "is false."