Miley Cyrus Performed “Midnight Sky” At The MTV VMAs And Straddled A Disco Ball As A Reference To Wrecking Ball
In 2013 Miley Cyrus cemented her spot in VMAs history by “twerking” her ass into
Beetlejuice’s Robin Thicke’s half-Canuck crotch. A couple years later she hosted the show in full Battlefield Earth drag (read: white person dreads), and Nicki Minaj asked, “Miley, what’s good?” Since then she’s shown up with drag queens and performed a few entirely forgettable songs.
Now it’s 2020, and MTV’s prodigal daughter has returned once again. This year Miley performed her new single “Midnight Sky” (which lost the award for Song of the Summer), and ended the performance by straddling a giant disco ball, in an ode to her classic song “Wrecking Ball”.
Here’s Miley’s performance:
The recently single Miley, who’s still serving us 80’s mullet pop glamour, did the very opposite of Lady “The Most” Gaga, and gave a minimalist performance in colored light. First in black silhouette, then red, then blue, back to black, then lit up on the disco ball against a totally white backdrop. Very “5 Periods of Picasso”. After all, Miley is an artiste, as evidenced by she and her team winning 2 awards last night: Best Art Direction and Best Editing for her video for “Mother’s Daughter”, a song I have absolutely no memory of despite the fact that my only hobby is watching shitty pop videos on YouTube.
As for the wrecking ball allusion? Well, it’s been exactly seven years since that single dropped, which Miley posted about last week on Instagram:
Hmmm, what would be a harder ball to straddle? Wrecking or disco? I think disco, because those little pieces of glass could cut one’s delicate coochie! As if we need any more blood down there, am I right, laaadies? Sigh. I’ll see myself out…