OK! Old School: Look Back at Miley Cyrus' First Controversial Awards Show Performance

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Nov. 25 2013, Published 7:20 p.m. ET

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2013 has been a major year for Miley Cyrus and her controversies. There was the ever-shorter hair, the big break-up, the insane performance at the VMAs, the joint-lighting at the EMAs. But this year is hardly the first time the former Hannah Montana courted some scandal.

Watch: See Miley Cyrus' adorable performance at the AMAs!


Reach way back to 2009, when the world had been taken over by "Party in the USA." Miley performed the song at the Teen Choice Awards that year, and caused a stir when she wore tiny shorts and... danced on a pole. To be fair, the pole was a stabilizer for her to ride across the stage on a pretend ice-cream truck. But all it took was one dipping dance move—and the fact that she was only 16 at the time—to create an outcry.

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What is it about Miley Cyrus that her every movement seems to shock people? Do you think she does it on purpose? Do you remember watching this performance? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.


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