Cyrus to host Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus tweeted photos of herself in an alien outfit.
Miley Cyrus tweeted photos of herself in an alien outfit.PHOTO: TWITTER/ MILEY RAY CYRUS

LOS ANGELES • Two years after twerking her way into MTV history, Miley Cyrus will host the cable channel's Video Music Awards.

In a tweet on Monday, the pop star posted photos of herself in a bright green alien outfit, holding up posters reading, "MTV won't let me perform", followed by, "So I'm hosting this year's VMAs".

MTV confirmed the news and shared Cyrus' photos on Twitter, but it did not retweet the 22-year- old's expletive-laced tweet.

The former Disney star sparked a frenzy when she performed at the 2013 awards with Robin Thicke, wearing a flesh-toned latex bikini, shaking her rump and wielding a suggestive foam finger.

The awards show, which honours artists for achievements in music videos, has a history of surprising, unscripted moments.

Kanye West famously interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech in 2009 and Britney Spears locked lips with Madonna during their performance in 2003.

The show will air from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Aug 30. Nominees for the awards will be announced today.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2015, with the headline 'Cyrus to host Video Music Awards'. Print Edition | Subscribe