Miley smokes 'joint' at MTV Awards
Miley Cyrus has sparked yet more controversy - after she appeared to light up a joint on stage.
The singer hogged the headlines with her appearance at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, which is known for its liberal laws on cannabis.
The 20-year-old took what looked like a joint from her handbag as she accepted the award for Best Video for her song Wrecking Ball.
"I couldn't fit this award in my purse but I did find this," she said before flicking a lighter and smoking it.
The Bangerz singer had earlier opened the show with a performance of We Can't Stop, where she "twerked" with a dwarf.
Miley, who flashed the flesh on the red carpet in a backless mini-dress, previously courted controversy in August, when she twerked with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards and performed suggestively with a huge foam finger.
Rapper Eminem was the big winner of the night with a pair of awards at the event. The US hip-hop star, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, triumphed with the prizes for Global Icon and Best Hip Hop act on the same day he scored his seventh consecutive number one UK album with The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
He took to the stage to perform Berzerk and Rap God - two tracks from his new album.
"This is crazy. I want to say thank you to everybody over the years," he said to Will Ferrell's Anchorman alter-ego Ron Burgundy as he accepted the Global Icon gong.
Other big winners on the night included Katy Perry, One Direction and Justin Bieber.
Perry proved she had the edge over fellow songstresses Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez to be crowned Best Female.
"This is so cool. I was sitting backstage drinking champagne, looking at all those people, thinking I'm not going to win. I love what I do and I'm glad you see that," she said as she received her trophy on stage.
Jared Leto and his Thirty Seconds To Mars bandmates took home the award for Best Alternative act.
"This is actually surreal because we are going to play this venue in two days. Thank you to all the dreamers... You made ours come true," the frontman said.
There were performances from Bruno Mars, Perry, Snoop Dogg, Kings Of Leon and The Killers, before Swedish duo Icona Pop - Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo - closed the ceremony with their hit I Love It (I Don't Care).
Thicke's performance of Blurred Lines featured a special guest appearance from Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
The awards were hosted by Redfoo from chart act LMFAO.
Here are the main winners:
:: Best UK & Ireland Act: One Direction
:: Global Icon Award: Eminem
:: Best Look: Harry Styles
:: Biggest Fans: Tokio Hotel
:: Best Song: Locked Out Of Heaven, Bruno Mars
:: Best Hip-Hop: Eminem
:: Best Alternative: 30 Seconds To Mars
:: Best Female: Katy Perry
:: Best New Act: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
:: Best Rock: Green Day
:: Best Electronic: Avicii
:: Best Male: Justin Bieber
:: Worldwide Act: Chris Lee
:: Best Pop: One Direction
:: Best Live: Beyonce
:: Best Video: Wrecking Ball, Miley Cyrus