Miley Cyrus Adds The Flaming Lips To Her Growing List Of Classic Covers

MTV News runs down her most historical covers to date -- plus a few more we'd like to see.

Wayne Coyne has collaborated with everyone from Ke$ha to Neon Indian, and now he’s adding yet another unlikely duet to his roster: Miley Cyrus. Yup, the queen of covers (and tongue-wagging) took to the stage on Saturday at the Staples Center in L.A. with the Flaming Lips frontman to perform a rousing cover of beloved Lips classic, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.”

“I hope I can inspire you guys as much as the Flaming Lips have inspired me,” Cyrus cried into the crowd before Coyne trotted onstage holding a balloon spelling out “f— yeah.”

“[They] encouraged me to always be myself and to make music because I love it and always invent something new for my fans!” she said.

The two — along with Steven Drozd — then performed the Lips hit not once, but twice!

Despite the seeming incongruity of the moment, Cyrus is no stranger to covering jams by what one might call “more seasoned” acts. Sure, she’s lent her talents to covers of contemporaries like Lana Del Rey and the Arctic Monkeys, but her history of cribbing on other bands gets pretty canonical.

Check out her most historical of covers below, plus a few that we’d like to see made manifest:


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