Miley Cyrus & Madonna to Perform Together on MTV UNPLUGGED Special
E! News reports exclusively that that Miley Cyrus' surprise guest performer for her upcoming MTV Unplugged special is none other than Madonna! Sources tell E! that the two were on a Hollywood soundstage earlier today rehearsing the collaboration.
No word on what exactly they'll be performing. Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged tapes today, Tuesday January 28th and will air on the music network Wednesday night at 9 p.m.
"The performance will showcase a more intimate side of Cyrus and feature surprise guests for an unexpected re-invention of the songs that have defined her career, including several from her #1 critically acclaimed album, Bangerz," MTV said in a press release last week. "Miley and her fans have always had an intimate and direct connection through her music, personality and no-holds-barred attitude and the Unplugged stage will serve as the perfect platform for her to show viewers what inspires and ignites her music and her passions."
Since its debut in 1989, Unplugged has showcased Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Adele and Florence + The Machine.
Madonna most recently teamed up with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at The Grammys for the hip-hop duo's performance of "Same Love." Cyrus kicks off her 38-city Bangerz tour on Feb. 14 in Vancouver, Canada.
Cyrus actually compared herself to Madge shortly after her infamous performance with Robin Thicke (and her foam finger) at MTV's Video Music Awards last month.
"Last night, I was talking about some Madonna performances, and I said, 'At some point, everything becomes irrelevant.' Like, no one even thinks about when she did 'Like a Virgin' at the VMAs," the former Disney darling told the New York Times. "That just becomes a standard, where it's just like, 'Oh, that's her thing.' So, I feel like now that I did the VMAs, that just kind of became a standard for me, and then anytime I do anything else, they're like, 'Miley kept it tame tonight.'"