Last week, Miley Cryus released Slide Away, a new song that chronicles the end of a relationship, which many believe to be about her split from Liam Hemsworth, and the artist performed it live for the first time last night at the VMAs.
The performance, which took place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, was filmed in black-and-white and saw Cyrus sing center stage under a single spotlight.
The lyrics seem to reflect the real-life struggles of their failed relationship. “Move on, we're not 17. I'm not who I used to be. You say that everything changed. You're right, we're grown now,” sang Cryrus, who was accompanied by violinists, who sat in formation behind her.
Proud parents, Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus, watched on from the audience and applauded as she sang about moving on from her romance.
It was Miley's first major public appearance since announcing her split from her husband Liam.