Miley Cyrus Performs Break Up Song At 2019 VMA

Remember that time Miley Cyrus swore that there was, “No f*cking way” she would watch the VMAs or even perform this year because she was not nominated…? Well, forget about what she said! It’s a brand new day! Miley is in the building and she’s looking like a goddess for her VMAs comeback. The now-divorced singer hit the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards stage for an emotional performance of her latest single, “Slide Away” — a song about her recent split with husband, Liam Hemsworth.

Poker Face

While  Miley was on stage she remained poker-faced throughout the emotional performance. The song features lyrics describing how Miley has grown into her own person, separate from an old persona that some may expect her to still be.

“Miley was incredibly emotional,” a source said, as Miley put the mic down, “She held onto the mic and hung her head for a few moments before being walked off stage.”

Kaitlynn Carter

Before her performance, Miley was spotted backstage with rumoured girlfriend, Kaitlynn Carter — the now ex-wife of Brody Jenner. Cameras quickly caught Kaitlynn, helping Miley with her hair, just moments before the singer hit the stage to perform.

Announcing the Split

Miley debuted “Slide Away” just days after announcing that after one short year of marriage, she and longtime partner Liam Hemsworth were splitting for good.

Not an Easy Decision

The lyrics of the song make it clear that the decision was not an easy one, making this particular performance an even more personal one for her.

“Once upon a time it was made for us / Woke up one day, it had turned to dust / Baby, we were found, but now we’re lost / So it’s time to let it go,” Miley sings

“I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating. Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will,” she posted after the split and after she was spotted with kissing Brody Jenner’s ex wife Kaitlynn Carter on a yacht after separating. Perhaps this is just the first step in her moving on process.

At least it didn’t take her long to move passed not being nominated so she could perform tonight. It’s apparent that time heals all wounds.

Michaella Vanderkooi

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