Miley Cyrus announced she’s hosting the MTV Music Video Awards last night in a delightfully Miley-esque Instagram post, that features our current cover girl in a latex alien costume wearing a sandwich board that says, “MTV won’t let me perform, so I’m hosting this year’s VMAS.”
It’s a smart choice for the network — Cyrus has stolen the show the past two years. In 2013 she gave foam fingers a whole new meaning in our national subconscious during her brain-searing performance with Robin Thicke. Last year she sent a young, gay homeless man named Jesse Helt to give her acceptance speech for Video of the Year and cast a light on the alarming number of LGBT youth living on the street in America.
Here’s hoping MTV lets her be free to be Miley when the VMAs air August 30th and that Bubbe Sue the pig is her co-host.
by Elizabeth Thompson