MTV awards spark controversy

The MTV Europe Music Awards last night seen Eminem, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry all snapping up gongs, but it was Miley Cyrus who sparked controversy after she lit and smoked a hand rolled cigarette on stage.

Miley Cyrus smokes suspicious cigarette on stage

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Miley Cyrus lit up the hand rolled cigarette as she collected the Best Video award. Credit: PA

Pop star Miley Cyrus has stirred up more controversy - by lighting up a suspicious looking cigarette on stage at the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) in Amsterdam.

The star, who came under fire for provocative performance at the Video Music Awards in September, pulled the hand rolled cigarette out of her purse after accepting the Best Video Award from Ron Burgundy.

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The wrecking ball singer said she could not fit the award in her purse and pulled out the hand rolled cigarette instead. Credit: PA

While the contents of the cigarette are not known, the former Disney star previously told Rolling Stone magazine marijuana was "the best drug on earth".

Marijuana is not legal in the Netherlands, but smokers cannot be prosecuted for possession of small amounts and it is sold openly in special cafes known as "coffee shops."

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Winners of the 2013 MTV European Music Awards

Katy Perry and rapper Eminem were among the big winners of the MTV European Music Awards (EMA), held in Amsterdam.

  • Best Look - Harry Styles
  • Best Live - Beyonce
  • Best Pop - One Direction
  • Global Icon - Eminem
  • Worldwide Act - Chris Lee (Li Yuchun)
  • Best Female - Katy Perry
  • Best Male - Justin Bieber
  • Best Electronic - Avicii
  • Best Rock - Green Day
  • Best New - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Best Alternative - 30 seconds to Mars
  • Best Hip Hop - Eminem
  • Best Song - Bruno Mars "Locked Out Of Heaven"
  • Best UK & Ireland Act - One Direction
  • Biggest Fans - Tokio Hotel
  • Best Push - Austin Mahone

Justin Bieber, Katy Perry best male and female artists

Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Eminem are among the artists who have already snapped up gongs at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam.

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Miley Cyrus wears backless mini-dress to MTV Awards

Miley Cyrus on the red carpet of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in a backless mini-dress.
Miley Cyrus on the red carpet of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in a backless mini-dress. Credit: Vilhelm Stokstad / TT

Miley Cyrus has arrived at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in a backless mini-dress that was an apparent homage to late rappers Tupac and Notorious BIG.

The 19-year-old former Hannah Montana star's dress emblazoned the words 'Please Stop Violence'.

Ellie Goulding on the red carper of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Ellie Goulding on the red carper of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

British Songstress Ellie Goulding also flashed some flesh in a black lace Dolce and Gabbana dress, while US singer Katy Perry arrived at the Ziggo Dome in a more demure mint green dress.

Katy Perry arrives at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Katy Perry arrives at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire