Go figure—the provocative MTV VMA star dressed up as another provocative MTV VMA star for Halloween.
Miley Cyrus wasn’t the first to cause heads to turn, roll, foam at the mouth, have their-eyes-covered-by-their-parents-if-they’re-under-13 when she took the stage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Many musicians have waved that banner before, like Lil Kim for instance, who was the inspiration behind Miley’s costume, which she shared on her Twitter account.
The Bangerz singer wore a replica of the 1999 VMAs outfit Lil Kim debuted on the red carpet, complete with that infamous purple seashell pasty. The one that Diana Ross got extra handsy with on stage and with the flick of Lil Kim’s boob, closed the door on the ‘90s and ushered in the aughts.
Lil Kim herself approved of the homage and tweeted her praise to Miley. “Looking GORGEOUS!!! I wish I was there to squeeze your boob :) :) Love…” she wrote.
Last year, Miley took cues from another rapper, dressing up as Nicki Minaj for the holiday.