Miley Cyrus enlisted the power of a super-cute digital kitten to ensure her performance at the American Music Awards set tongues wagging.

The 'We Can't Stop' singer, who just turned 21, took to the stage in a skimpy two-piece adorned with cats' heads while she sang in front of a giant ginger puss on Sunday night.

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Miley Cyrus

Belting out her huge ballad 'Wrecking Ball', Miley won applause for her powerful vocals, but it was the cat - who cried, winked and stuck its tongue out and lip synced - that stole the show at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Having a cat imitate her famous stage traits - minus twerking - meant Miley was the most talked about performer at one of the music industry's biggest award shows.

The former Disney star previously twerked her way to the front pages in a controversial show with Robin Thicke at the MTV VMAs and seemed to smoke a spliff at the the MTV EMAs in Amsterdam , earlier this month.

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However, Miley's revealing skin-tight outfit seemed to be too much for the AMAs producers, who filmed her from the waist upwards for the majority of her performance.

Poking fun at the outrage her outfits often cause, Miley tweeted that she's "so PC" in her pussycat costume:

For her red carpet pictures Miley toned it down and wore a much more demure white suit as she posed with her father Billy Ray Cyrus.

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  • 2013 American Music Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Miley Cyrus onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2013 American Music Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Miley Cyrus onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2013 American Music Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Miley Cyrus onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2013 American Music Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Miley Cyrus onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2013 American Music Awards - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singers (L-R) Lil Mama and TLC's Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas pose in the press room during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift poses backstage with the awards for favorite album - country for "Red", favorite female artist - pop/rock, favorite female artist - country, and artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Austin Mahone, Kendall Jenner

    Austin Mahone, left, and Kendall Jenner present the award for favorite artist - electronic dance music at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Austin Mahone, Kendall Jenner

    Austin Mahone, left, and Kendall Jenner present the award for favorite artist - electronic dance music at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Avicii

    Avicii accepts the award for favorite artist - electronic dance music at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Ian Axel, Christina Aguilera

    Ian Axel, left, of A Great Big World performs on stage with Christina Aguilera at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift poses backstage with the awards for favorite album - country for "Red", favorite female artist - pop/rock, favorite female artist - country, and artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Lil Mama

    Lil Mama poses backstage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift poses backstage with the awards for favorite album - country for "Red", favorite female artist - pop/rock, favorite female artist - country, and artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • T-Boz, Chilli

    T-Boz, left, and Chilli of the musical group TLC perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Swift, Pitbull

    Host Pitbull, right, presents the award for artist of the year to Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jeremy Renner

    Jeremy Renner introduces performers Lady Gaga and R. Kelly at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • R. Kelly, Lady Gaga

    R. Kelly, left, and Lady Gaga perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Lady Gaga, R. Kelly

    Lady Gaga, foreground, and R. Kelly perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • R. Kelly, Lady Gaga

    R. Kelly, left, and Lady Gaga perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Lady Gaga, R.Kelly

    Lady Gaga, foreground, and R.Kelly perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik

    From left, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik of the musical group One Direction pose backstage with the award for favorite album - pop/rock for "Take Me Home" and favorite band, duo or group - pop/rock at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Lil Mama, T-Boz, Chilli

    Chilli, foreground from right, and T-Boz of the musical group TLC perform with Lil Mama on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Lil Mama, T-Boz, Chilli

    From right, Chilli and T-Boz of the musical group TLC perform with Lil Mama on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake poses backstage with his awards for favorite male artist - pop/rock, favorite male artist - soul/R&B, and favorite album - soul/R&B for "The 20/20 Experience" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Ariana Grande

    Ariana Grande poses backstage with the award for new artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Tyler Hubbard, Nelly, Brian Kelley

    Tyler Hubbard, left, and Brian Kelley, right, of the musical group Florida Georgia Line, pose backstage with Nelly and the award for single of the year for "Cruise" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake poses backstage with his awards for favorite male artist - pop/rock, favorite male artist - soul/R&B, and favorite album - soul/R&B for "The 20/20 Experience" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Ian Axel, Christina Aguilera, Chad Vaccarino

    Ian Axel, left, and Chad Vaccarino, right, of A Great Big World perform with Christina Aguilera at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Nelly, Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard

    From right, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of the musical group Florida Georgia Line, and Nelly accept the award for single of the year for "Cruise" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Nathan Fillion, Alicia Silverstone

    Nathan Fillion, left, and Alicia Silverstone present the award for single of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake accepts the award for favorite album - soul/R&B for "The 20/20 Experience" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Jennifer Lopez

    Maksim Chmerkovskiy, seen standing, performs with Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson introduces a performance by A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez, center, performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Sarah Silverman, Justin Timberlake

    Sarah Silverman presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B to Justin Timberlake for "The 20/20 Experience" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)


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