People Think Miley Cyrus Threw Shade at Liam Hemsworth With Her VMAs Performance

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Last night we saw a whole host of A-listers hit the red carpet for the annual MTV VMAs, celebrating the best in music.

During the course of the evening, we watched some of the industry’s biggest names bag some pretty huge awards as well as performances from several celebs, including Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Lizzo, and, of course, Missy Elliott. 

But one performance this year has really got the internet talking. News of Miley Cyrus’s split from long-term boo, Liam Hemsworth, has shaken the world over the past couple of weeks. And it seems like no end is in sight – particularly if Miley’s VMAs performance is anything to go by. Watch the video below!

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The show, held in Newark, New Jersey, and, this year, hosted by comedian, Sebastian Maniscalco, celebrates the shining stars of the music industry.

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Not only was this year the first time that the awards have ever been held in New Jersey but, unlike last year, when the show infamously went host-less, this time, we saw Sebastian Maniscalco cracking dad-jokes and tumbleweed-inducing “safe space” jibes while presenting the ceremony to us.

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Many viewers didn’t understand why he was hosting the event, and, with several of his jokes branded “tasteless,” it seems like people think that he simply didn’t know his audience.

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Before wrapping up his opener, the comedian mocked the current social climate. “MTV noticed that we’re living in ultrasensitive times,” Maniscalco said. “If you feel triggered or you feel offended by anything I’m saying here or anything the musical artists are doing, they’re providing a safe space backstage where you’ll get some stress balls and a blankie and also Lil Nas X brought his horse which will double as an emotional support animal. If you’d like to talk to your ushers they’ll send you back to where that’s happening.” And, of course, the exact people that he was targeting took to Twitter to slam the host.

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We all wanted to know who would be taking home the top awards, as well as what our favorite stars would be wearing when they graced the red carpet.

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There’s no better place than the VMAs to sport a head-turning ensemble – there are zero fashion rules at this awards show. From stars such as Taylor Swift and Megan Thee Stallion rocking the blazer vibe, to Lizzo’s head-turning red-number, the fashion looks certainly didn’t disappoint this year.    

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The Swedish pop powerhouse gave us major princess vibes in this floaty, pastel pink gown.

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With performances from long-standing talents like Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, and musical newcomers including Lizzo, Lil Naz X, and Ava Max, we were in for an electrifying setlist.

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Pop sensation, Taylor Swift, raced ahead, taking home the award for “Best Music Music Video” and “Video For Good” for her acclaimed “You Need to Calm Down” single – praised for its trailblazing LGBTQ+ representation. But it didn’t end there for the star, who also bagged the “Best Visual Effects” award for her single “ME!” ft. Brendon Urie.  

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The genre-defying singer won “Best Newcomer,” “Push Artist of the Year,” and “Best Editing” for her hit song “Bad Guy.”

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Jonas Brothers beat the likes of pop princess, Ariana Grande; teen sensation, Billie Eilish; Taylor Swift, and Khalid for the sought after award for their single “Sucker.”

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BTS, who’ve quickly risen to pop stardom, won “Best Band,” and “Best K-Pop,”  with former Fifth Harmony member, Normani, bagging the prize for “Best R&B” for her hit single  “Waves” ft. 6LACK.

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And it looks like Ariana Grande well and truly came out on top, beating the likes of Billie Eilish, Cardi B, and Shawn Mendes to be crowned artist of the year.  

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It looks like the pop sensation was in for a huge winning streak last night, also taking home the awards for “Song of Summer” for her latest single, “Boyfriend,” and “Best Art Direction,” for her popular single “7 Rings.”

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…And you probably know what for. The star won the award for “Song of the Year” for his chart-dominating “Old Town Road” Remix with Billy Ray Cyrus.

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One of the top stories of the night involves Billy Ray’s very famous daughter, Miley. She’s been in the headlines a lot lately, thanks to her split from Liam Hemsworth.

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Their on-again-off-again relationship seemed like the stuff of soulmates – and many fans were truly invested in this celeb pairing.

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And, earlier this month, Liam took to Instagram to confirm that his marriage to Miley was over. The real cause of the break-up still isn’t really known.

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Shortly after the breakup was announced, Miley Cyrus was seen making out with reality star, Kaitlynn Carter, beachside in Italy.

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She tried to defend her actions following the split, letting the world know that she shouldn’t be vilified for her actions.

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Her release of new single “Slip Away” seemed suspiciously well-timed to some – and it was immediately associated with her split from Liam.

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Listening to the lyrics, it seemed like there were some obvious Liam connections. “Once upon a time, it was paradise Once upon a time, I was paralyzed Think I’m gonna miss these harbor lights But it’s time to let it go Once upon a time, it was made for us Woke up one day, it had turned to dust Baby, we were found, but now we’re lost So it’s time to let it go
I want my house in the hills Don’t want the whiskey and pills I don’t give up easily But I don’t think I’m down
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So won’t you slide away Back to the ocean, I’ll go back to the city lights
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c’mon!
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Anyway.

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Miley was in full attendance at the VMAs, looking totally stunning in the way you do after a horrific break-up.

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Miley also took to the stage for her first live performance of her new song, “Slide Away.”

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It seems as though Miley made a subtle change to the song’s lyrics – and many think that this may be a way to subtly reference the end of her relationship with Liam.

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The song is supposed to end, “You’re right, we’re grown now.” But at the end of her VMA’s performance, Miley Cyrus substituted it for, “You’re right, I’m grown now.” Some think that this is her way of finalizing her split from Liam and establishing herself as an individual entity once more.

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She also showed up to the event with Kaitlynn Carter as her date. It seems like she’s determined to prove to the world that she’s not thinking about Liam right now!

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Miley’s raw and emotional performance of her latest single was absolutely incredible. Hey, she’s certainly found the silver lining of her heartbreak.

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Whenever Miley breaks up with Liam, the world gets some of the most intense and beautiful break-up songs of all time.

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Do you think that that lyric change was a dig at Liam? Or simply a coincidence? Either way, it’s hard to deny Miley’s talent. Interested in learning more about the Cyrus-Hemsworth break-up? We’ve got the full story below.

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