Miley Cyrus is rapidly going back to the future. She rocked like ’80s punk singer Billy Idol at the VH1 Divas Concert last night. Her short blonde hair was spiked high and she even did Idol’s signature crotch grab.
Cyrus, 20, was covering Idol’s 1983 hit “Rebel Yell.” The British singer was one of the first to capitalize on music videos after the launch of MTV.
Miley went for her private parts during the chorus of “More, More, More.” She went wild on stage, jumping into the crowd to surf at one point.
Her black leather cropped jacket exposed her taut midriff. Bright metal studs covered the shoulders and extended down her biceps. She wore black leather pants.
Miley Cyrus Leads VH1 Diva Parade
But it wasn’t all sturm und drang. Miley grew reflective over the recent loss of her dog Lila.
“Feeling connected to my baby girl Lila after tonight,” she tweeted Sunday. “I know she’s up in doggy heaven proud of her mommy for staying strong.”
American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert hosted the glam show, which will air on the cable music channel Sunday. Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks, Pitbull and Kelly Clarkson also performed, while celebrities like Elisabeth Cuthbert and Ellie Kemper were among the VIPs.
Check out her performance below. Strong isn’t the word. And click here to follow TheImproper on Twitter for all of the latest Miley Cyrus updates.