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    Miley Cyrus Twerking and Booty Poppin' Is "Just Part of Her Fun Personality," Says Pal Mandy Jiroux

    Mandy Jiroux, Miley Cyrus Taylor Hill/WireImage; Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

    Mandy Jiroux apparently suspected long ago that Miley Cyrus couldn't be tamed.

    "Miley has been twerkin' and booty poppin' since I've known her," the dancer and onetime costar of The Miley and Mandy Show on YouTube exclusively tells E! News in response to the controversy surrounding her pal's sexually charged performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.

    Can you believe it's barely been four days since the twerk heard round the world?

    "It's just part of her fun personality," adds Jiroux, who just finished an international tour as a dancer and choreographer for Sky Blu of LMFAO fame and has a new single, "Speakers Boom," out on iTunes.

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    "You're supposed to have fun at the VMAs and that's what she did. She had a memorable performance and now the whole world is talking about her!" 

    Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for MTV

    Indeed they are.

    As Miley noted the day after the show, her performance was tweeted about 306,000 times per minute, "more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact."

    Jiroux got to be besties with Miley during her Disney Channel days and was a featured dancer in the film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert.

    Another good friend of Miley's, Fashion Police cohost Kelly Osbourne, said on a special VMAs edition of the show this week that she loved the girl and would always have her back. But...

    "Put your f--king tongue in your mouth. I love you, but just put your tongue in your mouth," Osbourne advised.

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