Miley Cyrus' AMA performance was surprising for a whole new reason. After Cyrus' now infamous VMA performance and her recent 21st birthday, everyone was expecting the singer to shock at the American Music Awards last night. But when Cyrus arrived with her father, Billy Ray, on the red carpet, what was most shocking about her red carpet look was how conservative it was.
Compared to what we've seen before, Cyrus was seriously covered up in her cropped white suit with gold safety pin details, which she wore with black heels, minimal makeup, and no shirt. The "Wrecking Ball" singer was glowing in her simplified look, making viewers wonder if her performance would be similarly surprising.
Admittedly, the Cyrus' performance look featured a lot more skin than the white suit. The singer performed her hit "Wrecking Ball" in a cat-print crop top and matching high-waisted bikini bottom. Her backdrop featured a kitten floating in space, mouthing the words of "Wrecking Ball." At one point, the kitten cried sparkling space tears, and even stuck out its tongue Miley-style at the end of the song.
In spite of the pretty goofy background, Cyrus gave a straightforward, somewhat emotional performance. Even more shocking: there wasn't even a hint of twerking happening in this performance! And there was a marked shortage of tongue-wagging from Cyrus at the AMAs. Honestly, she did great. "Wrecking Ball" is the second single from her album Bangerz, which came out earlier this year.
Watch her performance below:
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