The Courier-Mail

MI­LEY’S NAKED AM­BI­TION FALLS FLAT

- RIKKI-LEE ARNOLD

HER cloth­ing was barely there, she danced with drag queens and staged the oblig­a­tory “nip slip” on live tele­vi­sion, but none of Mi­ley Cyrus’s an­tics at yesterday’s MTV VMAs were overly shock­ing.

Per­haps that is be­cause we have seen it all be­fore.

The 22-year-old pop star nearly broke the in­ter­net two years ago when she twerked her way through a VMAs per­for­mance. Yesterday, she hardly raised an eye­brow with her repet­i­tive stunts.

The self-con­fessed “ve­gan nud­ist” made nine re­veal­ing cos­tume changes through­out the show, one of which re­sulted in her flash­ing a nip­ple.

She dis­cussed her al­ready well-pub­li­cised mar­i­juana use, dropped mul­ti­ple swear words and told Justin Bieber, 21, to call her “when he’s le­gal”.

Her jokes fell flat and her recorded skits were widely panned on so­cial media.

Most of the at­ten­tion went to Tay­lor Swift, Kanye West and Nicki Mi­naj, with Swift, 25, and her girl crew steal­ing the show.

In the strong­est show­ing of girl power since the Spice Girls, the Shake It Off hit-maker de­liv­ered a knock­out punch from the mo­ment she ar­rived on the red car­pet with her lady squad.

Flanked by her Bad Blood costars, Swift col­lected the gongs for Pop Video, Fe­male Video and Video of the Year.

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Mi­ley Cyrus had
nine cos­tume changes for the VMAs.
GO PINK: Mi­ley Cyrus had nine cos­tume changes for the VMAs.
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