So, mission accomplished,right?
We saw a lot of Miley, some grinding, twerking and...of course...that tongue in top form.
Most viewers were pretty shocked by the whole display (and Robin Thicke's mom wasn't a fan either!), but it generated tons of buzz as East Coasters took to Twitter to talk endlessly about it before West Coast even laid eyes on it.
In fact, East Coast Twitter traffic for the 2013 Video Music Awards reached a peak level of 306,100 tweets per minute, NBCNews.com reports.
Not small potatoes, folks.
In fact, according to NBC News, Miley "holds the title of most tweeted-about VMA performance, receiving 4.5 million mentions in tweets sent out during the 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET airing."
Miley took to Twitter to brag about the achievement, writing, "Smilers! My VMA performance had 306,000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact"
She also tweeted a review from Rolling Stone, writing: "'Miley was the one star in the room who truly understood what the MTV Video Music Awards are all about! Miley stole the night, which is why the nation is still in recovery today. Thanks, Miley...' - Rolling Stone"
Shock factor got the job done...but what did you think of Miley's performance?
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