Miley Cyrus is a known provocateur. If she's not shattering societal constructs of what it means to be a woman with her lyrics, she's doing it with her body.
And on Thursday, the 26-year-old music sensation was at it again, this time posing suggestively in a topless photo posted to Instagram.
But that's not all. The Mother's Daughter hit maker alluded to prostitution in the caption, writing, 'MEET ME UNDER THE RED LIGHT BABY ❤️.'
In the photo, Cyrus can be seen lying on top of a short wall in front of a hotel pool.
The Wrecking Ball singer is topless, wearing only a pair of plaid slacks.
Her blonde hair falls gracefully down the side of the wall as she uses her hands to cover her breasts, her ribs jutting outward in a dramatic fashion, exaggerated by the shadows caused by the dark lighting.
The pool behind Cyrus is a bright blue, but the singer is illuminated by a deep red light, one that she references in her caption.
Calmly unclothed: In a second photo, the Can't Be Tamed hitmaker peers up at the camera calmly, her face still red but much more clear
In a second photo, the Can't Be Tamed hitmaker peers up at the camera calmly, her face still red but much more clear.
A belt can now be seen around the singer's waist as well as a number of silver rings, chain bracelets and necklaces.
Though the singer is obviously lit up with red light in the photo, her caption called forth a number of different meanings, and her followers took to the comments to question which one she meant.
One commenter said: 'Yeah red light district. You can meet and pick up Miley there.'
What'd she mean? Though the singer is obviously lit up with red light in the photo, her caption called forth a number of different meanings, and her followers took to the comments to question which one she meant
A red light district, most famously the one in Amsterdam, is one where sex workers can be found.
In the song Roxanne by The Police, made even more famous by it's use in the musical Moulin Rouge, a man sings of his love for a prostitute name Roxanne, telling her she doesn't have to prostitute anymore with the line : 'You don't have to put on that red light.'
Others took the caption to be potential new lyrics.
New lyrics? Others took the caption to be potential new lyrics
A new song? Others took the caption to be lyrics to a new song
Cyrus is well known for being a firebrand who often bucks societal expectations and norms in order to change them.
A fierce climate crisis activist, Cyrus recently told ELLE she won't be having kids until the climate crisis is addressed.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more