Cyrus has Timberlake and Trump in her corner after her racy VMAs performance on Sunday.
The twerk seen 'round the world is still drawing opinions, with the latest from Justin Timberlake… and Donald Trump.
Timberlake, who delivered his own lengthy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, told New York's Fresh 102.7 that Cyrus is "letting everybody know she's growing up" with her racy delivery of "We Can't Stop" and guest appearance in a Robin Thicke medley.
"It's the VMAs. It's not like she did it at the Grammys," Timberlake added. "Like, let her do her thing."
Sexual, controversial performances have long been a part of VMA history, a fact Timberlake pointed out.
"Madonna, wedding suit, humping the stage. Britney, striptease," he said. "This is not an uncommon thing. I actually thought all the bears were really cool."
And an unlikely source stepped in to defend the pop star, with Donald Trump weighing in with a Vine video.
"Miley, don't let them get you down," he said. "They're all jealous."
However, his words didn't come out of nowhere: Trump dubbed the video, "A message to my hotel guest."