Miley Cyrus Brags VMAs Performance Had 306,000 Tweets Per Minute

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Miley Cyrus Brags VMAs Performance Had 306,000 Tweets Per Minute

Miley Cyrus was the big winner at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards -- even though she didn't take home a Moonman prize. The 20-year-old singer broke a record on Twitter after her raunchy performance of "We Can't Stop" and "Blurred Lines" duet with Robin Thicke on stage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sunday, Aug. 25.

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"Smilers! My VMA performance had 306,000 tweets per minute," Cyrus proudly tweeted to her fans on Aug. 26. "That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact." Cyrus sent Twitter into a frenzy during her over-the-top performance that featured her twerking in underwear while using a foam finger as a sexual prop with Thicke, 36.

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During the show, the former Disney star sounded disappointed that she wasn't picking up any awards. "Leaving the VMAs. No it's not over," she tweeted. "I'm no psychic but congrats @onedirection #songofthesummer."

Though her performance certainly got attention, those closest to Cyrus were worried about the hyper-sexualized show. "Miley's team is freaking about that performance," an insider told Us Weekly. "They saw the rehearsals, but those were really played down compared to the live performance."

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But a second source insisted, "It's the VMAs, of course she's going to do a standout performance! No one (from her team) was shocked by this."

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Miley Cyrus Brags VMAs Performance Had 306,000 Tweets Per Minute

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