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Singer Miley Cyrus steals the show again at the MTV Video Music Awards

Published on Aug 25, 2014 2:21 PM

INGLEWOOD, California (Reuters) - With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, while an emotional Miley Cyrus and a touching moment between Beyonce and her family led the Moonman award wins of the night.

Cyrus, who set tongues wagging last year with her raunchy twerking during her VMAs performance, won the night's top prize for Video of the Year for Wrecking Ball, in which she cavorted naked on a wrecking ball.

She opted not to collect her award, instead sitting in the audience and holding back tears while sending a homeless, 22-year-old man named Jesse to collect her award. "I've cleaned your hotels rooms, I've been an extra in your movies, I've been an extra in your life. Though I may have been invisible to you in the streets, I have many of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight," the young man said.

Earlier on the red carpet, Cyrus said she "retired" her grinding explicit dance moves. But while she has retired the twerk, rapper Nicki Minaj brought her rump-grinding to kick off the show with hip hop song Anaconda, scantily-clad and twerking against a jungle-themed backdrop.

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