Miley Cyrus’s raunchy image made a return as she posed for a set of saucy snaps ahead of her performance at Sir Elton John’s tribute show.
The singer, 25, was once known for bringing the shock factor with her outfits and antics, and in 2013 famously twerked onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in a PVC bikini, but she has toned things down in recent years.
However, the new images – shared on social media with the hashtag #BitchIsBack – show Cyrus flaunting her curves in a skimpy glittering top and tiny shorts, with long boots and her hair loose over her shoulders.
The snaps show her sitting and kneeling on the floor, and straddling a chair.
The photographs were taken backstage at the Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Cyrus was set to perform at the event, alongside stars including Sam Smith, Chris Martin, Keith Urban and Kesha. Celebrity guests included Ed Sheeran and Neil Patrick Harris.
Cyrus also performed a duet with Sir Elton at the Grammys at the weekend.
The tribute concert, due to be aired later this year, follows Sir Elton’s big announcement earlier this month that he will embark on a three-year farewell tour after which he will retire from touring to spend more time with his family.
The 70-year-old, who has been touring for almost 50 years, will kick off a mammoth tour of more than 300 dates, labelled Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, in the US on September 8 as he covers five continents over three years.