Miley Cyrus  was up to her old tricks on the red carpet and backstage at the 2014 MTV VMAs in LA on Sunday night. The singer, who won a Moonman for video of the year, surprised the crowd by allowing her friend and date Jesse on stage to give her acceptance speech . Jesse, a formerly homeless young man, took the moment to share the plight of LA's many homeless youth and adults and encouraged fans to head to Miley's Facebook page for more information. From the audience, Miley looked on, smiling and wiping away tears. But backstage she showed off her shiny new award in a typical Miley fashion. Though she caused worldwide chatter when she performed at the awards show with Robin Thicke last year , this year there was no twerking , as she said on the carpet, "It's not about the twerking, it's about the music." Be sure to check out all the red carpet arrivals from the MTV VMAs !