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Miley Cyrus

The 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards were held in Amsterdam earlier tonight, and as with this year’s MTV VMAs, the legend Miley Cyrus stole the show, this time by twerking with a dwarf and smoking a joint onstage. She also made a classy, rap-inspired statement on the red carpet with a backless dress-thing that had images of Biggie and Tupac with words PLEASE STOP VIOLENCE. Cyrus won in the Best Video category for her trouble, not that anyone will remember who received any of these awards (quick, who won Video Of The Year at the VMAs?). Other trophy recipients included One Direction, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry, Eminem, and, inexplicably, Green Day (in 2013!). LMFAO’s Redfoo hosted, and performances came from Robin Thicke with Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Kings Of Leon, Bruno Mars, Eminem, 7 Days Of Funk with Afrojack, the Killers, Imagine Dragons, Icona Pop, and the aforementioned Cyrus (twice). The event’s high point may have happened a few hours before showtime, when Daft Punk made a promotional appearance on the streets of Amsterdam on a tandem bicycle with Anchorman Ron Burgundy. Check out some videos and the winners list below.

Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”

Ron Burgundy’s Tour Of Amsterdam Feat. Daft Punk

Kings Of Leon – “Beautiful War”

Snoop Dogg – “Gin & Juice”

Eminem – “Berzerk” & “Rap God”

Katy Perry – “Unconditionally”

Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

The Killers – “Mr. Brightside” & “Shot At The Night”

Icona Pop – “I Love It”

Miley Lights Up

Best Video: Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Best Live: Beyoncé
Best Pop: One Direction
Global Icon: Eminem
Worldwide Act: Chris Lee
Best Male: Justin Bieber
Best Electronic: Avicii
Best Rock: Green Day
Best New: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Female: Katy Perry
Best Alternative: 30 Seconds to Mars
Best Hip-Hop: Eminem
Best Song: Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Biggest Fans: Tokio Hotel
Best Look: Harry Styles
Global Icon Award: Eminem
Best UK & Ireland Act: One Direction
Best Push: Austin Mahone

Comments (20)
  1. Miley “Trying Too Hard To Emulate Black Culture” Cyrus is at it again, I see…

    • Why don’t you just call her a “w*gger” while you’re at it. Are we still doing the “black people should act like black people” and “white people should act like white people” thing in 2013? Eminem was on the same EMA stage, ya know…

      • Oh, come on. There’s no way that those two are doing anything remotely similar. Miley is emulating culture in a manipulative way that just rubs me the wrong way. I don’t see Eminem doing that at all, it’s not at all manipulative. What Miley’s doing comes across as being backward and rather racist. I’m not saying “Black people should act like black people” or “white people should act like white people” because I don’t think Miley is “Acting like a black person”. It feels like she’s actively making fun of it, or at least cheaply endorsing it just to get attention.

        • Says the guy who rips off my blog left and right, right down to stealing the “recommended listen” tag I had used for years (which I admit is a generic term, but still, couldn’t you think up something new?) for albums deemed the best new releases to starting a new post segment in which you discuss new videos in depths greater than just posting the video coincidentally a few weeks after I rolled that posting style out on mine. Think I didn’t notice, man? And don’t even try to defend yourself.

          • Whoa…OK. These are complete coincidences. I never saw your video segment (Sorry, I haven’t been keeping up with these blogs) and I started doing Recommended Listen November of last year (It’s been more prominent this year, but the wording has been in place), before your blog name change. I’m not trying to irk your style, and even If I was, wouldn’t you be more flattered than anything?

            We’re writing about music, don’t get caught up in stupid coincidences like that (Which they are stupid coincidences. If you think I’m ripping you off, you’re being paranoid). If you really had a problem with it, you could have just told me instead of using it as a petty way to switch over an argument. I don’t want to beef with you Michael_, because I have mad respect for what you do. If you have a problem, just shoot me an email and we can hash this out like gentlemen.

          • No problem, dude. No big deal. I’m mad at everything right now so little things have been throwing me over the edge very easily lately, so I apologize if I came off aggressive and snotty.

            FWIW, my old blog used the “recommended listen” tag as well, and that goes back to 2010. It’s a common phrase, so I can’t be too too upset.

  2. Miley creates controversy by smoking a joint in Amsterdam? Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t smoking weed the first thing Amsterdam’s tourism board recommends you do upon visiting the country?

    • That’s really a misconception man, it may have been that way in the past but just in the last 10 years the mayor has led a national movement to inform tourists that the first thing you do is buy an eighth of mushrooms and walk around the Van Gogh museum.

  3. I’ve been trying, but there’s absolutely nothing to say about any of this.

  4. Cue: faux-shock
    Cue: misogynist slut shaming
    Cue: pseudo feminist diatribes on why Miley is *actually* a trail blazing sex positive feminist icon (please stop)

  5. What happened to this website?

    • Stereogum is aspiring to be another musical tabloid, like Pitchfork. I guess they saw how successful the idea was, and they went for it. The real difference I see is where Pitchfork holds itself in such a serious manner, Stereogum does not. Which leaves me hopeful that an article like this, concerning Miley Cyrus as a..oh, satire. Kind of like this, but Stereogum lacks this kind of grace and effort when shitting on someone:

  6. I’m confused. First Miley’s inveighing against those who would have the gall to stop, and now she’s asking that people please stop. She’s all over the place, this one.

  7. There must be so many horrible jokes to be made about that dress, I pity the fool who will dare to go in that dark alley of bad humor.

  8. Well, if the majority of performers were north americans, why it’s EMAs?

  9. 30 Seconds to Mars is alternative. That’s all I can say.

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