No, it’s not 2013: Miley Cyrus actually came into the 2020 VMAs like a wrecking ball.
The singer performed her latest single, “Midnight Sky,” for the very first time at Sunday’s awards show. The exuberant and colorful performance incorporated a massive disco ball that was reminiscent of her 2013 music video for “Wrecking Ball.”
Few can forget Cyrus in a white tank top and underwear, swinging from a wrecking ball in the video and singing: “I came in like a wrecking ball / I never hit so hard in love / All I wanted was to break your walls / All you ever did was wreck me.”
That video celebrated its seventh anniversary this week, which Cyrus acknowledged on social media by saying it simultaneously “feels like a lifetime ago… but somehow only yesterday.”
7 years of Wrecking Ball. My concept of time is completely askew. Feels like a lifetime ago… but somehow only yesterday. Thank you for all the support you gave me then and of course the love you’re continuing to show my art today. Forever grateful & inspired. pic.twitter.com/LKRubLOKdZ
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 25, 2020
Cyrus has performed at the VMAs several times, and even hosted in 2015.