No, this is not a dream.
Miley Cyrus has unleashed her new song, “Do It,” to the world in a surprise performance at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (Aug. 30) — and she got a little help from her Dead Petz. As with everything from the mind of Miley, it wasn’t like anything you’ve seen before.
At the end of her performance, she announced her free album.
“Do It” is a metal, beats-driven banger about messing with the status quo. She ’fesses up to smoking and not giving a f–k — confirming what we kind of already knew — and brought out an eccentric army of 30 dancers of all shapes and genders.
“Yeah, I smoke pot/ yeah, I love peace/ but I don’t give a f–k/ I ain’t no hippie,” she sang.
The costumes were outrageous, looking more like a trippy dream than an awards-show performance — big cartoon eyes, hot-pink lips, jagged teeth, pasties. Each member of the movement was as out-there as Miley, who, dressed in a half-bodysuit-half-leotard, looked like she was going to a disco from a Tim Burton movie.
Flaming Lips frontman and Miley BFF Wayne Coyne came through at the end to hand her a confetti wiener, which she effectively manhandled until it spouted more sprinkles.
And yes, if your jaw is on the floor, you’re not alone.