Cyrus, 20, was seen scantily clad, grinding against singer Robin Thicke and making vulgar gestures with a foam finger throughout her performance at the VMAs Sunday night.
Timberlake, 32, is also a former Disney star who has been the focus of controversy.
"The Mickey Mouse Club" veteran sparked a media firestorm in February 2004 when he tore off part of Janet Jackson's black leather costume and revealed her breast while they were performing the halftime show of the Super Bowl XXXVIII, broadcast on CBS.
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