Last year at MTV's Video Music Awards (VMA), Miley Cyrus shocked America with her twerking performance.
The singer shocked the audience again this year by sending a homeless man named "Jesse" on stage to accept her "Video of the Year" award, noted Mediaite.com (video below).
“I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving and lost and scared for their lives," said Jesse, reports The New York Times. "I know, because I am one of those people."
“I have survived in shelters all over this city,” added Jesse. “The music industry will make over $7 billion this year, and outside these doors are 54,000 human beings who have no place to call home.”
Jesse later stated, “If you want to make a powerful change in the world right now, join us and go to Miley’s Facebook page."
Cyrus recently posted a video and text on Facebook that read:
Help me raise awareness and funds to end youth homelessness! This is just the beginning for me, but we’re going to get started now by focusing on My Friend’s Place, a homeless center for young people in Hollywood.
You can support the cause by making a donation here: www.prizeo.com/miley! For every $5 donation, you’ll be entered to win a trip for 2 to Brazil to hang out with me at my show in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 28th. You'll get the full VIP experience, including 2 of the best seats in the house. #MyFriendsPlace #VMAs2014