MTV’s VMA executive producer says the show will have a slight delay to prepare for Miley Cyrus’ expectedly unexpected antics.
She’s known for being wild, provocative and free – exactly why MTV asked Miley Cyrus to host this Sunday’s Video Music Awards – but they still have to abide by the rules.
“There’s a chance for anything,” VMAs executive producer Van Toffler says of Cyrus to Billboard. “She feels like the perfect host. She’s that that great marriage of music credibility, candor, she uses social media so well to express herself and she’s provocative and chaotic and unpredictable, everything we want for this show.”
Cyrus’ shenanigans similar to her 2013 performance with Robin Thicke are what MTV undoubtedly hope for, but no one saw it coming when The Today Show called the following morning of that infamous performance demanding Van Toffler get fired.
“I couldn’t really believe the reaction to it,” says Toffler. “I think it was simply that Miley was known as Hannah Montana, a child star and then she chose to show the world she was an adult with some provocative dancing.”
Viewers can expect some “taped pieces and some moments on stage and various other things,” adding “There is room for change over the next couple of days, so we’re excited to see what happens.”
And in case things go sour… “We have [planned] a lot of wide camera shots and a lot of audience reaction shows, and we have a delay so we’re prepared for her.”