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Nick Cannon Appreciates Miley Cyrus' MTV VMA Performance: "It's Her Right, Twerk Away"

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We've heard from Miley Cyrus' critics. Now, the "We Can't Stop" singer is getting some praise from an unlikely supporter.

It appears Nick Cannon has nothing but love for the star's twerking skills that were on full display Sunday night at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

"It was very entertaining," Cannon told E! News shortly after taping America's Got Talent. "I appreciate her twerking. I think it's her prerogative…twerk away."

Not everyone has been so kind to the former Disney star. The Parents Television Council expressed their outrage to MTV earlier this week, while celebrities including Lance Bass, Kelly Clarkson and Sherri Shepherd shared their shock over the performance.

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Cyndi Lauper went so far to say the performance encouraged "date rape" and was "raunchy, really raunchy."

Cannon did have a little piece of advice for Cyrus. He hopes the singer waits a little bit longer to shake that butt onstage again.

"I am the first to donate to the Ass for Miley Foundation," Cannon joked. "Do some squats or something. We need to get her some cushion back there."

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Lucky for Lady Gaga, the pop star has already passed Cannon's test for twerk approval.

"Gaga got ass. She could twerk that," Cannon said. "That's a twerk machine back there."

Don't be discouraged, Miley. Nick has complete faith you will be in tip-top twerk shape in no time.

"It's going to happen," he promised. "As you turn more into a woman, the hips become more voluptuous."

—Reporting by Janel Bladow

To hear more from Nick Cannon, watch E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

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