During the show, Miley performed a stripped-back rendition of her latest single Midnight Sky, shrouded in red and blue light.
Towards the end of the performance, Miley was seen climbing a white staircase, with a giant disco ball at the top.
The singer then tore off the lower half of her dress and mounted the disco ball, recreating the infamous scene from her Wrecking Ball music video.
The VMAs was, of course, where Miley made headlines back in 2013, putting on a provocative performance of her song We Can’t Stop featuring giant teddy bears, a cameo appearance from Robin Thicke and one infamous foam finger.
Shortly after that year’s ceremony, Miley debuted her controversial Wrecking Ball music video.
Directed by Terry Richardson, the clip saw Miley riding a wrecking ball while naked, as well as licking a sledgehammer.
The year after its release, Wrecking Ball was awarded Video Of The Year at the VMAs.
Midnight Sky was released earlier this month, with the lyrics appearing to reference Miley’s split from ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, and subsequent relationships with Kaitlynn Carter and Cody Simpson.
Watch Miley’s performance of Midnight Sky below:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.