Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

VMAs 2015 opening: Miley Cyrus, Andy Samberg, Ike Barinholtz provide Instagram lessons

Posted on

MTV

Miley Cyrus opened the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with a bang on Sunday evening, taking the stage after Nicki Minaj’s performance with Taylor Swift.

Cyrus nodded to her illustrious VMAs history in the monologue, joking, “I have literally done everything on the VMAs stage and none of it showed that I was qualified to host but here we are.” She went on to give shoutouts to Justin Bieber and The Weeknd before adding that in addition to the young people, there are “a couple of really old ones, you know who you are — dad!”

She then declared her love for Instagram, cutting away to a sketch with Andy Samberg and Ike Barinholtz. The two comedians gave Cyrus tips on how to have the crazy artistic vision that she is known for, suggesting plates of spaghetti, shots with corn, and finally, a group selfie at the VMAs with various costumed buddies.

via GIPHY

After the sketch, Miley and some friends posed for a selfie. “On the count of three say, ‘Marijuana,’” Cyrus said.

The 22-year-old singer hosted the show at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, and kicked things off on a wild note ahead of performances by Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and Demi Lovato, among others. Cyrus was not up for any Moonmen at the awards show, but took home Video of the Year at the 2014 ceremony for her infamous “Wrecking Ball” visuals.

Related Stories

Kanye West jokes he’s running for president, admits he’s high in epic VMAs speech

Taylor Swift debuts ‘Wildest Dreams’ music video before the VMAs

Nicki Minaj brings out Taylor Swift to open the 2015 MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift brought her ‘Bad Blood’ squad to the VMAs red carpet

Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus at VMAs 2015 for controversial interview

Nicki Minaj brings out Taylor Swift to open the 2015 MTV VMAs

Justin Bieber releases music video for ‘What Do You Mean?’

Justin Bieber cries after MTV VMAs performance

Nicki Minaj’s Miley Cyrus comments at the VMAs were not staged: Source

Demi Lovato performs ‘Cool For The Summer’ with Iggy Azalea at VMAs

The Weeknd brings Kanye West to his feet with ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ at VMAs

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis take the VMAs ‘Downtown’

Miley Cyrus opens the 2015 VMAs with Instagram lessons from Andy Samberg, Ike Barinholtz

5 Seconds of Summer wins 2015 Song of the Summer VMA for ‘She’s Kinda Hot’

Billy Ray Cyrus is live-tweeting the VMAs

WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television, music, and more.

Comments