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Miley Cyrus at MTV VMAs all the rage on Twitter

The pop star's performance at the award show yielded 4.5 million mentions and 306,100 tweets per minute.

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Pop star Miley Cyrus was a hot topic on Twitter following her controversial MTV Video Music Awards performance on Sunday night.

According to new data from Twitter, Miley Cyrus' performance with Robin Thicke at the VMAs triggered 306,100 tweets per minute. For comparison, Justin Timberlake's performance during the award show registered nearly 220,000 tweets per minute. Drake's performance was close behind with 194,500 tweets per minute.

Similarly, Cyrus, who performed in what is being called a "suggestive" way, was mentioned 4.5 million times last night on Twitter. Timberlake and Lady Gaga followed her with 2.9 million mentions and 1.9 million mentions, respectively.

According to Twitter, the data includes only tweets from the East Coast airing of the show. More data points will be released soon including all airings.