2013: Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke Gave This Scandalous Performance at the MTV VMAs
The twerk seen around the globe. At the MTV VMAs, Miley Cyrus teamed up with Robin Thicke for a performance that left people talking (and maybe feeling a little dirty?). As Miley emerged from a giant teddy bear, she stripped off some of her clothes and began dancing on Robin. It was Miley's official departure from her Disney days and the beginning of her Bangerz era.
Miley continued her racy new image when she released her fourth studio album, Bangerz, and went completely nude in her "Wrecking Ball" music video. "I want to be memorable," she told the Daily Mail at the time. "That's what my fans want too. Everyone's talking about me, waiting to see what I'm doing next. And, yeah, I like things to be bright and colorful and fun, but then I make 'Wrecking Ball,' which is darker and grey. And then I'll maybe go back to running around being crazy. I want to keep people guessing."
After a year of touring, Miley continued to reinvent herself and she even hosted the VMAs in 2015, where she got called out by Nicki Minaj and dropped her free Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz album. She also rekindled her romance with Liam Hemsworth, and by 2016, they were engaged.
In 2017, Miley switched up her image again and released her Younger Now album. "I wanted to be more straightforward," she told NME about the album. "I did it in a less aggressive way where it was subliminally allowing all audiences to be a part of it and enjoy it. From the outside, Dead Petz wasn't a record for everyone."
Miley ended up tying the knot with Liam in December 2018, but they split seven months later. Miley then briefly moved on with Kaitlynn Carter and is now dating Cody Simpson. As far as her music goes, she is currently gearing up for the release of her She Is Miley Cyrus album.