Cyrus made waves last year when she won the video of the year trophy and invited a young homeless man named Jesse Helt on stage to accept the trophy on her behalf. The year before that, she angered the Parent’s Television Council with a tongue-out twerk-filled performance with then-married singer Robin Thicke.
The former Disney child star is no stranger to controversy.
- The Bangerz Tour in 2014 was no “Party in the USA” for Cyrus. Revealing a more provocative side filled with plenty of twerking, marijuana thong leotards, and backlash from parents— Miley proved she was just being Miley.
Cyrus released her music video for “Wrecking Ball” in 2013, critics were shocked she was riding a wrecking ball naked, licking a sledgehammer and rolling on the ground in her underwear. Cyrus racked up more than 16 million video views in less than 24 hours.
Who knows what this year’s VMA’s will bring, but fans can be sure Cyrus will bring her famous tongue and twerking skills to make it a memorable show.
The Associated Press contributed to this report