Cyrus rocks out to Idol at awards
Published 17/12/2012 | 10:24
Miley Cyrus let out her inner rebel when she sang Billy Idol's Rebel Yell at the VH1 Divas show.
The 20-year-old, who wore a black cropped studded leather jacket and low-slung leather trousers with her shaved cropped hairdo, dedicated her fierce performance to her late puppy Lila, who died last week, reported VH1.com.
"That was for you, Lila," she said after the pyro-laden performance.
The singer later tweeted: "Feeling connected to my baby girl Lila after tonight. I know she's up in doggy heaven proud of her mommy for staying strong."
During the song, Miley - who is engaged to Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth - grabbed her crotch and was carried by backing dancers. She was hugged by her mother Tish when she came off stage.
Ciara honoured the late Michael Jackson with a medley of Billie Jean and Got Me Good, while Jordin Sparks, Ledisi and Melanie Fiona performed a medley in tribute to the late Whitney Houston.
Paloma Faith, Demi Lovato and Natasha Bedingfield also performed on the night.