Miley Cyrus Closes Out MTV VMAs with Drag-Queen-Packed Performance and New, Free Album
The 22-year-old singer ended the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with her new song "Do It"
“Slay, queens. Slay!”
The 22-year-old VMA host closed out the 32nd annual awards show with her new song, “Dooo It,” taking the stage with Laganja Estranja, Pandora Boxx, Violet Chatchki, Shangela, Vivacious, Gia Gunn, Porkchop, Pearl, Jessica Wild, Jiggly Caliente, Delta Work, Courtney Act, Carmen Carrera, Cake Moss, Barbie’s Addiction, Alexis Mateo, Alyssa Edwards and more queens from the show.
The performance also featured some of Cyrus’ staples: neon colors, hair swinging and close-ups of her mouth and tongue on the big screen.
The crowd cheered as Cyrus and the crew danced and struck poses all over the stage.
In true drag queen fashion, the show ended with a series of death drops, but that wasn’t the only marvel. The “We Can’t Stop” singer announced that her new album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz is available online for free.
The surprise album includes a song about Cyrus’ dog, Floyd, who died last year.
Dead pets and death drops aside, the production drew kudos from the queen mother herself, RuPaul, who posted a series of tweets following the performance. One post reads: “RT IF YOU ARE GAGGED! #VMAs” and another “SLAY, QUEENS. SLAY”
After the show, Cyrus headed to the newly renovated Beacher’s Madhouse at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where she hosted an album release party presented by beGlammed.
The space was transformed into an ice-cream fantastyland for the star and her friends, including Rita Ora, Kylie Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens and Emily Ratajkowski.
“They were all having the time of their lives dancing and twerking on top of the couches while getting showered by glitter confetti and balloons,” says a source. “At the end of the night, Miley stood on stage and made a grand speech thanking everyone in the room, as well as her parents.”
•With Reporting by SHEILA COSGROVE BAYLIS and MELODY CHIU