Miley Cyrus as MTV Video Music Awards host: 5 things we need to see

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Miley Cyrus to Host 2015 MTV VMAs

On Aug. 30, Miley Cyrus will take the MTV Video Music Awards stage to host the 2015 ceremony, and only the unexpected is expected for the big event. Cyrus remains one of pop's most unpredictable forces, and anyone who claims to know what her hosting gig will be like is fooling themselves.

Still, we — among with other Miley fans — naturally have a wish list for her debut VMAs hosting gig! Check out the five things we absolutely need to see from Miley Cyrus' Video Music Awards stint:

Why Miley Cyrus Has Always Been More Than One Thing

1. Some sort of performance. The status of Miley Cyrus' follow-up to 2013's Bangerz is still unknown, but that might change after she hosts the MTV Video Music Awards (or, before she returns to host Saturday Night Live this fall). Even if Cyrus does not have a new single to tout next week, she needs to Pitbull it up and perform something at the awards show she is hosting. Maybe "#GetItRight"? How about "See You Again (Rock Mafia Remix)"? Give us something, Miley!

2. A 2013 twerking callback. The infamous performance of "We Can't Stop" at the 2013 Video Music Awards helped seal Cyrus' fate as the unabashed pop star of the moment. This momentous event needs to be acknowledged/toasted/thrown back to! Speaking of which...

3. Robin Thicke Redemption. Look, Mr. "Blurred Lines" has had a pretty rough 18 months after ruling the summer of 2013. Dude needs to put on his Beetlejuice suit, shimmy onstage and start getting in on the joke instead of being the butt of it. Remember when Paul Reubens opened the Video Music Awards in 1991 with "Heard any good jokes lately?"? That should be Thicke's blueprint.

4. Lots of charity information. As memorable as Cyrus' 2013 twerk-a-thon was, her decision to send a homeless youth onstage in 2014 to collect her Video of the Year award for "Wrecking Ball" was actually meaningful. Expect Cyrus to plug her Happy Hippie foundation and raise awareness to her noble cause through the 2015 telecast — as she should.

5. Skits! Anyone who has seen Cyrus host SNL or do practically anything on social media knows that the pop star has some seriously strong comedy chops. The worst thing Cyrus could do as a VMAs host would be to defer to everyone else; she needs to take charge and appear in a half-dozen sketches, because at least three or four of them will be uproarious. The Miley stays in the picture, and everyone stays happy.

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Miley Cyrus as MTV Video Music Awards host: 5 things we need to see
Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museums latest exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass May 4, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Perth Arena on October 23, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Perth Arena on October 23, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Miley Cyrus performs at the opening night of her Bangerz Tour in Australia at Rod Laver Arena on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Miley Cyrus performs at the opening night of her Bangerz Tour in Australia at Rod Laver Arena on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Miley Cyrus performs at the opening night of her Bangerz Tour in Australia at Rod Laver Arena on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 08: Miley Cyrus performs live at her opening night of The Bangerz Tour at Vector Arena on October 8, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, on June 22, 2014, as part of her Bangerz Tour. AFP PHOTO / ANP / PAUL BEREGN ***Netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read PAUL BERGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus (L) performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus (R) performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performance during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico on September 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Julio Cesar Aguilar (Photo credit should read Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 17: Miley Cyrus performs during concert on June 17, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs during the World Music Awards at Monte Carlo Sporting Club, on may 27, 2014 in Monaco. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert on the UK leg of her Bangerz tour, at the O2 Arena, London, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Jonathan Brady)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus is seen at the VMA at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert on the UK leg of her Bangerz tour, at the O2 Arena, London, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Jonathan Brady)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus arrives at The O2 by river boat on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus arrives at The O2 by river boat on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and model Dita von Teese attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Miley Cyrus (L), Rihanna and designer Tom Ford attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Miley Cyrus (L), Rihanna and designer Tom Ford attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: John Dempsey and Miley Cyrus attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Tish Cyrus and Miley Cyrus attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
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