300,000 tweets per minute

300,000 tweets per minute
Singer Miley Cyrus performing 'Blurred Lines' during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

UNITED STATES - I have spent the last 48 hours recovering from the trauma caused by Miley Cyrus' sleazy "performance" - at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) held in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday morning (Singapore time).

So, I'm sure, have many of the 10.1 million viewers of the annual awards show across the world.

In case you were hiding in a cave during the most controversial six minutes in VMAs history, the 20-year-old US singer-actress gyrated on stage in nothing but nude latex underwear, dishing out her best porn-star moves.

She also twerked like her life depended on it, bum nearly plastered to singer Robin Thicke's crotch during their duet of his song Blurred Lines, so much so that everyone was distracted enough not to notice her mediocre vocals.

I'm still having trouble masking my disgust but I have to admit: She's a smart one. Love it or hate it, it was fantastic promotion for her upcoming album Bangerz - hang on, let me just roll my eyes - which will be out on Oct 8.

Giving people something to talk about until you need to crack your brains for another over-the-top new album gimmick has been a proven formula. Cyrus is obviously lapping up all the attention and paying no heed to the flak she is receiving for her risqué appearance.

She even bragged in her post-VMAs tweet: "Smilers! My VMA performance had 306,000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact."

Her stunt caused more Twitter frenzy than the infamous Superbowl power outage earlier this year, which raked in 231,000 tweets per minute.

It also contributed to the VMAs receiving a boost in its ratings, especially after it hit a 16-year low last year with 6.13 million viewers.

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