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Miley Cyrus smokes a joint at MTV Europe Music Awards
By TOBY STERLING , Associated Press

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- She couldn't resist. Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs on Sunday.

The 20-year old pop star also took home the Best Video award for her hit song "Wrecking Ball" during a show with a strong lineup of other performers including Eminem and Katy Perry.

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Cyrus opened the space-themed show singing the song "We Can't Stop," while wearing a silver spandex suit and gyrating her buttocks in the move known as twerking in the general direction of her smaller female dance partner.

To the delight of the crowd in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, Cyrus finished the number by sticking out her tongue, the same expression she flashed repeatedly during her eyebrow-raising appearance at MTV's Video Music Awards in New York in August.

After winning the top award at the end of the show, she celebrated by demonstratively lighting up a large joint and quickly taking a puff.

Photos: 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards

Marijuana is not legal in the Netherlands, but smokers can't be prosecuted for possessing small amounts and it is sold openly in cafes known euphemistically as "coffee shops."

Cyrus, who long ago shed her image of innocence as the child star of "Hannah Montana," has made no secret of her appreciation of Amsterdam's attractions, arriving the Friday before the show and hanging out at the Greenhouse coffee shop downtown with several other stars.

She also wore marijuana leaf emblems in her earphones during a live rendition of "Wrecking Ball" against the backdrop of a giant video screen of herself crying.

The EMAs traditionally focus on global, rather than U.S. pop music acts, though there's a lot of overlap: winners included Bruno Mars, who grabbed Best Song for "Locked Out of Heaven," and Eminem both in the Best Hip Hop and Global Icon category.

The "intergalactic"-themed show is scheduled to be rebroadcast in the U.S. later Sunday.

Another notable winner was Katy Perry for Best Female Artist. Perry, apparently caught by surprise at her win, spit out a sip of champagne and took the stage to thank her fans.

During Perry's performance earlier, she hung suspended by wires as green lasers reflected off her mirrored outfit during a rendition of "Unconditional."

Eminem, who has just released his first album in several years, appeared to have lost none of his rapping skill as he performed "Rap God," spitting out words at a blistering pace.

He was handed his Global Icon honor by "Anchorman" character "Ron Burgundy" (actor Will Ferrell), who informed him that Dutch DJ Afrojack had been insulting him behind his back.

"Who?" Eminem deadpanned.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
48Comments
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Are we still hating on Miley? This article has been on msn for the past two days! You are all HATERS!!! Let it go already. She is doing nothing different then what you or your parents have done. HATERS!!!! Get a life and try being positive for once, you will have tons of energy. Hating has to be exhausting.
Nov 13, 2013 8:17AM
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If it weren't for the fame she gained as a Disney actress, she would be homeless sleeping in the streets at night and turning tricks for bologna sandwiches.  This is a REALLY sick individual that thinks acting like a slut or a cheap, infected prostitute is the key to fame.  This approach will only work so long for her before people see through her lack of internal beauty.  Beauty, internal and external, lasts.  Sluttiness does not, except among other sluts.  Speaking of Gaga and Madonna.........
Nov 12, 2013 8:20PM
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Not again like before VMA and now EMA?  Gosh I don't know what is she trying to do?  Because she is so young and wanna be?  I wonder what is her dad is thinking?  Probably he will smile and say "that's my girl!"   :-}
Nov 12, 2013 6:56PM
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How disappointing and vulgar Miley has become.... it's too bad, she has a decent voice, I just can't take the rest of the baggage...
Nov 12, 2013 4:10PM
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She is following the Madonna playbook on how to make it as a celeb and get even richer except she is being even more far out.  Do shocking things, behave not in an illegal way (e.g.Lindsay Lohan) but with very attention getting, sexually provocative behavior that the media loves to talk about.  As long as this is rewarded, it will only get worse and worse as entertainers try to "make it".
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