Miley Cyrus shocked audience members at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night (25.08.13) as she gyrated on stage with Robin Thicke.

The 'We Can't Stop' hitmaker gave a controversial performance in a flesh-coloured bikini when performing Robin's hit song 'Blurred Lines' at the Video Music Awards.

The 20-year-old star grabbed the attention of many by performing suggestive dance moves, such as pointing to her crotch with a foam finger while making sexual facial expressions.

Miley also bent down in front of her 36-year-old collaborator - who is married to actress Paula Patton - leaving little to the imagination in her skimpy two piece.

The performance has proved interesting with a number of celebrities hitting out at the young starlet for attention seeking.

Cyndi Lauper previously branded it a ''sad'', she said: ''[It is a] 20-something trying to prove she can hang with the big boys and girls.''

Kelly Osbourne previously said: ''Look Miley's my friend and I love her, and I have her back no matter what, but as her friend I'm going to tell her - put your f***ing tongue in your mouth!''

However Selena Gomez has defended her, insisting she loved the the performance.

She previously said: ''Amazing. I thought it was awesome. I like Robin Thicke too, so I like that they [collaborated]. I thought that was good.''