Watch Miley Cyrus’ emotional VMAs performance of “Slide Away”

Miley Cyrus delivered an emotive performance of her recent post-divorce single.

August 26, 2019
Watch Miley Cyrus’ emotional VMAs performance of “Slide Away” ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images

Miley Cyrus delivered an emotional performance of her latest single "Slide Away" earlier tonight at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. The VMAs are a common site of controversy for Cyrus — google search 'Miley finger twerking' or 'Miley VMAs host' or, my personal favourite, 'Miley what's good' to find out why — but tonight's performance was surprisingly minimal, just Cyrus and band onstage. Miley dropped "Slide Away" shortly after it was announced that she and husband Liam Hemsworth were divorcing after only a few months of marriage. Watch the performance of "Slide Away" below.

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The 2019 VMAs are being held Monday evening at New Jersey's Prudential Center. Hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalo, the 36th annual award show has Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift leading the way with 10 nominations each, and Missy Elliott receiving the esteemed Video Vanguard Award. See the full list of winners here, and the best red carpet looks here.

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Watch Miley Cyrus’ emotional VMAs performance of “Slide Away”