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Miley Cyrus sparks marijuana controversy onstage at MTV European Music Awards

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Miley Cyrus takes a smoke onstage at MTV's European Music Video Awards.Reuters

Miley Cyrus knows how to light up a room, and on Sunday the "Wrecking Ball" singer decided to light up in a room — at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam. Right after accepting the best music video award, Cyrus, onstage, pulled out what MTV News reports was a marijuana joint and took a smoke.

"I couldn't fit this award in my bag but I did find this, so thank you guys very much," Cyrus said as she pulled what looked like a joint out of her purse and lit up as fans cheered her.

MTV edited out footage of the star smoking when airing the EMAs in the United States, according to Deadline.

Though the network's website headlined its report "Miley Smokes Weed Onstage," whether what the 20-year-old smoked was actually marijuana has not been confirmed. Cyrus' representatives have not yet responded to requests for comment.

Cyrus has regularly linked herself with marijuana usage, from her 19th birthday party in 2011 where she joked about being a stoner to her current web page, which features a lit cigarette with a marijuana leaf on it. 

"I think weed is the best drug on earth," she said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. "Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better."

The awards ceremony was held in Amsterdam, where marijuana is in many cases sold legally