Miley Cyrus appears to be pleased by the reaction on social media to her headline-making MTV Video Music Awards performance, and she Tweeted about its success on Monday afternoon.
“Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute,” the pop star posted on her Twitter account. “That’s more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact.”
The 20-year-old pop star also reposted a Tweet from a fan.
“Why is there so little fun in mainstream pop culture ? @MileyCyrus understands and IS fun,” user @DianeMartel wrote in a Tweet that the pop star reposted on her Twitter page.
Miley isn’t the first celebrity to get wild on stage while performing. In 1984, Madonna famously rolled around stage in a white wedding dress to her song, “Like A Virgin.” Other infamous moments over the years included Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 VMAs, and Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley proving their love was real at the 1994 ceremony.
But, for some, Miley’s VMAs performance medley of her song “We Cant’ Stop,” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” was over the top.
Brooke Shields, who played the late mom on “Hannah Montana,” shared her opinion on Monday’s “Today Show” with Willie Geist
“I just sort of want to know who’s advising her, and why it’s necessary,” Brooke said. “I mean, the whole finger thing and the hand. Robin probably, at that point, was going, ‘I don’t think this is a good idea,’” Brooke said, referring to when Miley’s Styrofoam hand, which brushed against the singer’s nether regions. “He also doesn’t have to do it. I mean, he’s got this hit song and he’s nominated.”
“My 7-year-old, your 6-year-old, my 10-year-old, they can’t watch that. I mean, here’s the thing, I feel like it’s a bit desperate,” she said. “I mean, are you trying to be Gaga? But Gaga is — there’s a whole-- she’s got a genius behind all of it. It’s not just display. … I think it’s different.”