Miley Cyrus says she’s hosting MTV VMA Awards because organisers ‘won’t let me perform’

The singer twerked with Robin Thicke at 2013 ceremony

Miley Cyrus is to host this year’s MTV Video Music Awards in August.

Donning an alien costume and sandwich board, Cyrus made her announcement via Twitter, stating: “MTV won’t let me perform, so I’m hosting this year’s VMAs.”

The last time the singer performed at the VMAs was in 2013 when Cyrus made headlines by famously twerking on Robin Thicke during their controversial performance of his single ‘Blurred Lines’.


The singer reappeared in 2014 after being nominated for two awards for chart-topping single ‘Wrecking Ball’. Cyrus sent the homeless Jesse Helt to accept her Video of the Year award.

The nominees for the VMAs are set to be announced later today (July 21) on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Some of last year’s VMA nominees included Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys and MGMT with wins from Lorde, Sia and Arcade Fire.

The VMAs will take place on 30 August at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre, airing live on MTV.

Speaking to MTV News after her 2013 appearance, Cyrus likened the controversial performance to that of Madonna and Britney Spears and said: “Me and Robin the whole time said, ‘you know we’ve got to make history right now’.”

Cyrus added: “What’s amazing is we’re three days later and people are still talking about it, they’re overthinking it. You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it.”