So it was a rather defiant Miley Cyrus who sauntered about Las Vegas wearing nipple pasties beneath an entirely see-through fishnet dress after she took the stage at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Saturday.
Having seemingly paid no attention to the multitude of negative publicity which surrounded her performance at MTV's prestigious awards ceremony, the 20-year-old donned the bizarre outfit after she twerked, poked out her tongue and touched herself during the show.
It's unclear what exactly Miley was going for with this particular outfit, which she topped with a set of furry white sleeves.
The top half of her white dress looked much like a hospital-inspired neck brace, whereas her heavy black chain and leather boots and black nipple accessories seemed to spell out somewhat of a bondage theme.
It was in this outfit that the young pop star shared a hug with Britney Spears, who recently spoke out in Miley's defense.
The Toxic singer declared that she herself recalls what it was like to be in Miley's position, saying that the youngster is 'just a ball full of energy.'
The star put extra energy into the performance, days after Hunger Games star Liam was pictured kissing actress Eiza González.
At one point, she provocatively caressed the bottom of a female dwarf back up dancer in a move clearly designed to shock.
And Miley ramped up the raunchiness of her performance despite the presence of her mother Tish at the side of the stage.
The star was recently forced to defend herself after she was slammed by critics for her antics with a foam finger alongside Robin Thicke onstage at last month's VMAs.
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