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Jonas Brothers react to Brand
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The Jonas Brothers performed their song Lovebug at the awards show.

American band The Jonas Brothers insist they haven't taken offence at comments made by Russell Brand during the MTV Video Music Awards.

The comedian took a pop at the band over the purity rings they wear which symbolise their virginity.

Band member Nick Jonas told Newsbeat: "For us it's cool to see that he recognises we are gentleman."

Brand later apologised to the boys for the jibe during Sunday's ceremony which was held in Los Angeles.

The question is, did Brand misjudge the audience?

Kevin Jonas replied: "I think he focussed on certain things and didn't move off of them. People's attention spans in America need more than that."

Kevin didn't seem to think it had spoilt their evening either, especially as the band had a lot of support.

Russell Brand
Russell Brand is known for his risky sense of humour

He said: "We had a lot of friends there and everybody's so nice. We had a good time."

During Brand's opening innuendo-filled monologue he took aim at Madonna and US President George Bush, calling him "a retarded cowboy fellow".

Nick Jonas also backed Brand's comedy style. He said: "I think he did a good job. We saw him on Conan O'Brien and thought he was hilarious."

The band performed a rendition of their song Lovebug at the ceremony, with a rockier twist towards the end.

The brothers popped into Radio 1 this morning for an interview on Scott Mills' show ahead of the premiere for their Disney film Camp Rock on Wednesday.



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