Although the "Blurred Lines" singer hinted at collaborating with the pop star last month, it still seemed a little odd to pair the two up on stage during the show. But after watching Thicke's new music video, it seems like their performance was also a way to promote the clip's release today.
Thicke debuted the NSFW (seems to be his style) video for "Give It 2 U" featuring 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, which was also performed during the VMAs, and it had Miley written all over it.
The clip is jam-packed with twerkers, foam fingers (as also seen in the "Blurred Lines" video, so apparently that's a Thicke thing now), Thicke's Beetlejuice-inspired suit and even dancers sticking their tongues out—but there is no Miley in sight.
However, there is one special cameo by none other than the singer's son with wife Paula Patton, Julian, and that 3-year-old has got some moves.
Thicke and Cyrus' bump-and-grind at the VMAs quickly became a hot topic, and according to the Queen of Twerk herself, her half-naked escapades "had 306,000 tweets per minute," which, as she tweeted, is "more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact."
Additionally, 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."