2013 MTV EMAs: Miley Cyrus Twerks Her Way to Her First EMA, Robin Thicke Performs "Blurred Lines" With Iggy Azalea

Wrecking Ball crooner gets raunchy again at the MTV European Music Awards. Plus, all the details from more big performances of the night

By Brandi Fowler Nov 10, 2013 11:26 PMTags
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Sorry, Demi Lovato. Miley Cyrus is still on team twerk.

Although the "Wrecking Ball" crooner herself said she was done with the dance craze, Cyrus was back at it again when she hit the stage at the 2013 MTV European Music Awards, twerking again for all the world to see.

During her performance of "We Can't Stop," Miley danced out in a skin-tight silver dress, grabbed a little person's breast and let the woman spank her as she twerked.

And she wasn't done yet.

The Queen of Twerk returned a little later in the show for a more tame performance of "Wrecking Ball," crooning the ballad in a white leotard, and went on to win her first-ever EMA for Best Video for the song.

As for the other performances of the night, Robin Thicke was also on hand, but performed without his former "Blurred Lines" counterpart, instead switching up his partner for a group of body-painted models and rapper Iggy Azalea (who left her foam finger at home, unfortunately).  

Next, Katy Perry hit the stage singing "Unconditionally," suspended in the air, looking like a maypole wrapped in ribbon. As her dancers below her unraveled the ribbons, Perry's next costume was revealed—a bedazzled bodysuit. She went on to win Best Female, accepting the award in a fishnet/leotard dress.

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Bruno Mars, who won Best Song for "Locked Out of Heaven," strummed a guitar and crooned "Gorilla" while a scantily-clad pole dancer showed off her moves in the background (and on Mars at one point).

And a performance all in itself was host Redfoo, who ripped off his shirt, did a stage dive and presented an award in Speedos, among many other things.

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Can you really be surprised considering what he unpacked from his suitcase on the way there?

Also of note was Justin Bieber, who wasn't on hand to perform, but sent in a thank you video from Amsterdam—where he's performing on his "Believe" tour—after he won Best Male for the fourth straight year.