Miley Cyrus has descended on Brooklyn, where she'll be performing on Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Photographers snapped photos of the 20-year-old as she left a recording studio on Thursday, wearing an all-white ensemble that consisted of high-waisted frayed booty shorts, and a tank top with "Aint Nothing But A G Thang" -- a shout-out to a 1992 Dr. Dre song -- scrawled across her chest.
It's an interesting sartorial choice for the "We Can't Stop" singer, who has recently become fascinated by rap music, and decided to defend herself to critics via Twitter, when she wrote, "i know what color my skin is. you can stop with the friendly reminders bitch."
Cyrus has also recently given many interviews about her new style and decision to distance herself from her Disney past, but perhaps most notably she told Notion magazine:
"People have this misconception of me that I'm just one of these kids on TV and that now I go off and party and I'm just this ratchet white girl, and I'm not. I work really really hard, I'm just in a different environment. I'm young and living and in L.A. which is everyone's dream, you know."
Cyrus also had a message for the VMAs, which she posted to her Instagram account on Thursday: "Dear VMAs, I am about to fvvvvckkkkk yoooooo shitttttt uppppppppp. Love, Miley"