Miley Cyrus Shows Off Provocative Personality on SNL

Pop star tries her hand at comedy, performs music for studio audience.
3:00 | 10/06/13

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how to get attention. Her latest publicity bonanza, her performance on "saturday night live." Some say the singer has gone too far. Others say that's what pop culture is all about, testing the limits. Gio betez looks at the business of being miley. There will be no teshgy tonight. Reporter: Overnight, the twerking pop star putting on an unforgetble performance. Her performance baffles us. Her chart-topping video shocks us. And her perrmance on "saturday night live" entertains us. ♪ We can't stop ♪ Reporter: Let there be no doubt, miley knows how to get our attention. Miley took to the "snl" stag last night, showing her critics, she had things her way. I'm only 20 years old. I need some freedom to grow up and make mistakes. Reporter: But not everyone is bashing the controversial singer. A "new york times" writer prizes miley for her recent transformation. Those bold choices have help mscyrusill the void of pop idles. Miley cyrus is no lindsay lohan. Anyone who thinks she is a train wreck is very wrong. Reporter: From scantily clad selfies, to twitter wars with sinead o'connor. She wo being it down anytime soon. For me, the movement needs to be something bigger than just a record. For me, a movement is something that represents, like, taking over the world. Reporter: The next big thing, or the next big wreck, the jury's out. But she's the girl who made twerking, teddy bears and flashing her tongue trendy. You might as well make them talk for two week, rather than two seconds. For "good morning america," gio benitez, new york. Coming up here on "gma," we've seen the yule log on tv. How programming g iming geniuses have

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