Robin's regrets? As Us Weekly predicted before the big, unforgettable show, Robin Thicke tapped Miley Cyrus to croon "Blurred Lines" onstage with him at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, Aug. 26 — but, as the world now knows, the 20-year-old starlet arguably stole the show. Clad in a tiny leotard (before stripping down to her underwear) the former Hannah Montana star preceded Thicke's entrance onstage with a raunchy, manic take on her smash "We Won't Stop" — complete with giant teddy bears, twerking, tongue and hip thrusts and more.
"Robin thought it would be fun to include Miley, but he didn't realize how much she would overshadow him. This was his big night and big performance," one source tells Us of Thicke, who broke out in a big way this year with "Blurred Lines." Continued the source: "I don't think he would have done it knowing what it ended up like."
"He had fun and was fine with how it came out," counters a Thicke confidante. "He knew what they were going to do and thought it was fun and awesome. He had a great time."
Despite the success of "Blurred Lines" on the charts, the talked-about clip failed to win Thicke any Moonmen. "He's also super bummed that he didn't win, especially Video of the Year," says the first source.
Those closest to Cyrus are also scratching their heads. "Miley's team is freaking about that performance," the first insider admits. "They saw the rehearsals, but those were really played down compared to the live performance."
"It's the VMAs, of course she's going to do a standout performance!" a second Cyrus insider insists. "No one (from her team) was shocked by this."