1. Miley Cyrus. The VMAs. Brooklyn. 2013. This is the year Miley is showing the world that she’s a ~grown woman~. Sound familiar…?
2. Of course it does. Clearly, Miley’s inspiration for the night was none other than the queen of the VMAs herself, pop music extraordinaire and everyday legend: Miss Britney Spears.
The following is a case study of what Miley was going for vs. what actually happened.
4. WHAT MILEY CYRUS WAS TRYING TO DO: Appear mysteriously. Britney achieved this with dramatic music and a giant spider-looking thing that turned around to reveal her literal “not so innocent” self.
5. WHAT MILEY CYRUS ACTUALLY DID: Miley came out of a monkey’s chest.
6. WHAT MILEY CYRUS WAS TRYING TO DO: She was trying to have her “I’m a grown woman!” moment. Britney achieved this with a sexy and sparkly striptease. She also wore a fedora and one of those cordless pop music microphones.
7. OMG! So cutting edge.
8. THAT THONG. So unexpected.
9. WHAT MILEY CYRUS ACTUALLY DID: She danced around with a bunch of oversized stuffed animals and unenthused pink bears.
10. She fist-pumped and screamed.
11. And had a stuffed animal rub her back.
12. Then her clothes came off and she took out a large finger with a big red nail.