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MTV Video Music Awards 2014: Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Wins Video of the Year

August 25, 2014 (3:47 am) GMT
The controversial singer sends a young man named Jesse to receive the award on behalf of an organization dedicated to helping runaways and homeless youth.
Miley Cyrus

The 2014 MTV Music Video Awards continues. After a short tribute to who took his own life earlier this month, took the stage in a skin-baring silver dress to introduce and 's performance of "Black Widow".

followed with a rendition of their new single "Maps". Introduced by and , and his bandmates performed on a stage decorated with a huge "M" placed under the setting sun outside for their fans.

Back to the Forum, announced ' "Wrecking Ball" as the winner of Video of the Year. The former Disney star, who made numerous headlines for her performance at last year's VMAs, was there but she asked a young man named Jesse to accept the award on behalf of an organization dedicated to helping runaways and homeless youth.

"My name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I am one of these people," Jesse said onstage.

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