In a pre-show interview, Miley Cyrus said that the lead-up to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards had been “the most magical week of my life.” That week culminated in a series of unforgettable moments at the awards show, which we’ve rounded up for you below. (And in case it wasn’t obvious, lots of this content is very NSFW.)
1. Her Arrival
Miley’s look on the VMA red carpet wasn’t exactly out of the ordinary for her, but between the faux-dreadlock extensions and chandelier underwear, Twitter was appropriately agog.
Her Opening Speech
It had the best aside of the night – “I like your swoop,” to Justin Bieber – and it made us briefly pine for the idea of an “Instagram think tank” staffed by Andy Samberg.
Miley Eats Snoop’s Edibles
One of the more high-concept interludes of the evening featured Cyrus eating an edible marijuana brownie and hallucinating that Snoop Dogg turned into her a pig: “I’ve taken the form of something comforting to help you through this bad trip.”
Miley Calls Out Kim’s Nipples
“Kanye West and I have one thing in common. We both love Kim Kardashian. I mean, have you seen those nipples?” And then she endorsed his run for president.
That Final Performance“
Cyrus pulled out all the stops for her show-closing performance, including Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, most of the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race and, oh yeah – then she announced that her new album was online for free.