A striking performance! Miley Cyrus spanks a twerking dwarf while performing We Can't Stop on German TV
03:57 EST, 9 September 2013
10:52 EST, 9 September 2013
Her bizarre stage antics with Robin Thicke at the Video Music Awards have divided even the most loyal of her fans.
as the dust settles on THAT performance, Miley Cyrus was back onstage
with a live rendition of current single We Can’t Stop – accompanied by a
band of musical dwarfs.
20-year-old singer left the provocative gyrations that overshadowed her
VMAs performance in the locker when she performed the track on Saturday
during an appearance on German TV show Schlagg Den Raab.
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Hands in the air: Miley and her troupe of dwarfs perform We Can't Stop on Saturday
A good spanking: Miley Cyrus appears to 'slap' her twerking dancer on the behind
However, the event was given a surreal
twist courtesy of the diminutive band, which played instruments,
performed backing vocals and even indulged In Miley’s favourite pastime –
Dressed in tight denim
cut-offs, loose short and thigh-length boots, the singer frequently
crouched down with microphone in hand in order to dance with her band.
same evening Miley had posted a series of backstage shots on Twitter,
one of which shows her striking a pose with her five-strong band of
Getting down: Miley with one of her band on Saturday evening
Twerk it: No Miley Cyrus performance would be complete without some twerking
Here we go: One of Miley's band indulges in some twerking
Another sees her parading in her stage-outfit, with the caption: #TomFord #vintagechanel #breakinouttheLoubz #germany.’
increasingly odd performances have prompted Vogue editor-in-chief Anna
Wintour to abandon plans to recruit Miley as a cover girl for the
The singer had
been photographed for the December issue of the magazine, but following a
divisive appearance at the VMAs Wintour opted out of championing her as
an a ‘fashion icon.’
Surreal: Miley turns in another memorable performance on Saturday evening
Beat it: Miley dances with her drummer
Sitting it out: Miley sits on the drummer's podium during her performance on Saturday night
found the whole thing distasteful,’ a source says. ‘She decided, based
on Miley’s performance, to take the cover in a different direction.’
is currently preparing for the release of new album Bangerz – her
fourth in total but the first to be released during what appears to be a
radical makeover to her image and sound.
to Billboard earlier this year, the hit-maker admitted she was
embarrassed by her wholesome back catalogue of songs, many of them
recorded as Hannah Montana.
Put a ring on it: The singer wears a ring on every finger of her right hand during another memorable performance
Harmonious: A member of the band performs backing vocals
Good times: The 20-year-old singer is promoting new album Bangerz ahead of its release on October 4
Banging: Miley performs the track with a five-strong band of dwarfs
She said: “Right now,
when people go to iTunes and listen to my old music, it's so irritating
to me because I can't just erase that stuff and start over.
last record I feel so disconnected from – I was 16 or 17 when I made
it. When you're in your 20's, you just don't really know that person
‘I want to start as a new artist. I consider my upcoming album my first, really.’
Having fun: Miley poses with her band in a shot posted on Twitter
Nice: Miley Cyrus shows off her raunchy stage costume on Twitter
Out and about: Miley Cyrus steps out with a pal in Amsterdam on Monday
Off we go: Miley gets into a waiting car after a visit to one of Amsterdam's 'coffee shops' on Monday morning
Singing in the rain: The singer doesn't want to get wet during a day out in Paris
Drying off: The singer climbs into the safety of a waiting car after braving the rain in Paris looking like the pink panther