Tomorrow’s MTV Video Music Awards will feature 2014’s hottest performances. However, if history has taught us anything, it’s that artists can bring down the house while making egregious fashion fails. Miley Cyrus twerked her way toward infamy last year, yet her forgettable ensemble looked like it came from a retailer’s discount bin. In the `90s, Marilyn Manson disturbed us with leather and mesh, while Paula Abdul doubled down on using rhinestones.
With the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards just days away, we are nearly one year away from twerk seen around the world. During a night filled with show-stopping performances, it was Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke — not Lady Gaga or the *N SYNC reunion — that stole the night.
“Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, anyone that performs, that’s what you’re looking for — you’re wanting to make history. Me and Robin the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now,’ ” Cyrus told MTV just days after the show. With her tongue hanging out, she did just that. That evening, she became the most tweeted about person and set a new record at the time for most views of Vevo for “Wrecking Ball” in a 24-hour period.
So what exactly happened during and after the VMA performance? We break down Cyrus’ historic show by the numbers.
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With everyone in a kurfluffle over VH1’s new unscripted show Naked Dating (Thursdays, 9/8C), we got to thinking about nudity in media. Where’s the last place it’s totally acceptable to be sans clothing in public (besides dates, apparently)? Music videos. Yep, your favorite divas, R&B crooners, and post-punk bands have all dropped trou — and bras, and panties — in the name of record promotion.
We all know that Miley Cyrus can’t be tamed, but does she need a wild man to run free with her, or a chilled out bro to bring her down to earth?
Who said pants were required to express your art? On stage, online and really anywhere at all, for these stars, no pants = no problem.