The broadcast cut to black and white for Miley Cyrus' flawless, first-ever performance of her post-Liam heartbreak ballad "Slide Away" at the VMAs. Too on the nose? Twitter didn't seem to think so.
Miley was spontaneously added to the VMAs line-up earlier today — unclear if she had the burning desire to air her heartbreak on live TV, or if she gave into pleading producers hoping to convert the Liam-Miley buzz into ratings.
Although Miley appears to be moving on pretty quickly — she attended with and was later seen kissing her rumored new girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter, according to Page Six— the performance was raw and full-throttle.
Either way, Miley's got nothing if not range. The performance was hard pivot from Miley's past, legendary VMAs performances, which have included twerking on Robin Thicke, foam fingers, club-buns and lots of glitter.