Amsterdam - Miley Cyrus opened MTV's Europe Music Awards with her hit song We Can't Stop - while wearing a space-themed silver spandex suit and twerking with a female dwarf.
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.
The European awards traditionally focus on global, rather than US pop music acts, though the overlap is huge: Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are nominated in five categories each.
The 'intergalactic'-themed show made for some pretty epic moments:
1) Like Katy Perry turning into a human disco ball. Perry won the awards for Best Female Artist and was apparently so caught by surprise she spit out a sip of champagne and took to the stage to thank her fans. During her performance, she hung suspended by wires as green lasers reflected off her mirrored outfit:
2) Norwegian internet sensation and comedy duo Ylvis performed their hit The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?),
which has clocked over 200 million views on YouTube in the last two
months, wearing matching fox outfits with long tails on an otherwise
3) Miley Cyrus also caused a stir when she took what appeared to be a half-smoked joint out of her Chanel bag and lit it
up on stage while thanking Terry Richardson for putting together her Wrecking Ball music video:
4) Australian singer Iggy Azalea left very little to the imagination as she posed on the red carpet:
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