AceShowbiz - Miley Cyrus was keeping her promise to her dad. Returning to MTV Video Music Awards for the first time in four years, the singer showed off her new image while performing her new single "Younger Now". Going retro in a bright pink bodysuit and cat-eye sunglasses, she strutted around the stage while showcasing her powerful vocal. During the performance, she was joined by a group of dancers dressed as old men and women, as well as kids who rode mini-motorcycles.
The cheerful performance was clearly different from Miley's controversial duet with Robin Thicke at the event back in 2013. Wearing a flesh-toned two-piece, the "Malibu" songstress was twerking against Robin's crotch while assisting him performing "Blurred Lines" at that time.
Miley's fellow former Disney star Demi Lovato threw a pool party at the show. Backed by a gospel choir, the songstress walked down an outdoor runway to belt out the fiery song in front of a pool full of people. Styling her hair in sleek ponytail, Demi donned jewel-toned bodysuit during the performance, which was also supported by a group of sexy female dancers.
This year's VMAs Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient, Pink, took the stage at the show to perform a medley of her biggest hits. The 37-year-old singer belted out "Raise Your Glass", "So What", "Get the Party Started", "Just Give Me a Reason" and "Perfect" before transitioning into her new single "What About Us".
Pop-dance band DNCE turned the stage into a dance club as they teamed up with Rod Stewart to perform the British legend's 1978 hit song "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy". Sporting a mustache, the band's frontman Joe Jonas sang the first verse of the song. Meanwhile, Rod hilariously chose a mic on a silver platter before joining in on the fun and harmonizing with Joe.
Following a series of party-ready performances, Logic teamed up with Khalid and Alessia Cara to deliver an empowering performance of "1-800-273-8255". Backed by a small orchestra, Logic was joined onstage by fifty suicide survivors who were dressed in white shirts that read "You Are Not Alone".
After the heartwarming performance, the rapper said, "I am here to fight your equality. I believe that we are all born equal but we are not treated equally and that is why we must fight for the equality of every man, woman, and child regardless of race, religion, color, creed or sexual orientation."
Concluding the star-studded show was the host Katy Perry, who joined forces with Nicki Minaj to perform "Swish Swish". She started her set by singing on the top of a giant basketball before joining her backup dancers to do some choreography. After Nicki spitting her fiery bars, Katy stole the show by flying above the crowd and landing atop a basketball hoop just in time for a final slam dunk.