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Miley Cyrus enlists RuPaul's drag queens and crotch cannons to drop new (free!) album

Miley Cyrus, for Her Dead Petz.
Miley Cyrus, for Her Dead Petz.

VMA host Miley Cyrus stepped it up for the final performance of night, keeping the MTV censors busy with a raucous show of club kid psychedelia. She brought in contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race as backup dancers, doing a service to anyone who has lived their lives without seeing a drag queen leap and collapse into a split (a.k.a. a "death drop").

At the end, Cyrus announced that the performance was actually a preview of what's to come on her new album — and that we can all listen to and download it right now. Also, it's free!

Technically, this is not a strict Miley Cyrus album. After years of collaborating on music, Instagram posts, and tattoos of deceased pets, Cyrus joined up with Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips to form "Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz" for this new album. Coyne described it earlier this year as leaning more "Portishead and Pink Floyd" than Miley's usual fare.

So as you try to load the new album over at Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz's website, take in the sensory overload that is Miley Cyrus and Her Drag Queen Friends tearing up the 2015 VMA stage with all the neon and crotch fog cannons they could muster.

Miley Cyrus at the VMAs.

Miley Cyrus caps her performance.


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