Miley Cyrus went completely naked in her new self-directed music video for Midnight Sky... as she confirmed she had amicably split from Cody Simpson following a ten-month romance.
However, her latest song is about her break-up from ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, who she split from in August 2019 after less than a year of marriage but nearly a decade of being together on and off.
Cody, 24, took to his Instagram Story to congratulate Cyrus on her release, writing, 'So proud of you. Congratulations to the most special of all.'
Dare to bare: Miley Cyrus went completely naked in her new self-directed music video for Midnight Sky... as she confirmed amicable split from Cody Simpson who congratulated her on her latest release
The video begins with Cyrus, clad in a Chanel black bathing suit and nylons with holes in them, running diamond-studded gloves over her legs.
She takes the stage draped in red neon light as it's revealed that Cyrus herself directed the music video herself, which cuts to shots of her in a mustard-colored blouse and black leather pants.
The singer writhes around in sprinkles wearing nothing but a belt and heels and some costume jewellery and also flashes her breast under a 80s style dogtooth jacket.
The lyrics reveal it's clearly a break-up song, though Cyrus revealed in an interview with Zane Lowe of New Music Daily on Apple Music that it was about her split with Liam, who she was with off and on for a decade.
'Talking about 'Midnight Sky, specifically, I felt like my story and my narrative had kind of been told for me over the past year. Obviously, I went through an extremely public breakup and, even more than that, a divorce, and with someone that I had been with for ten years.
'That narrative and that experience of ten years was told for me by one day from the eyes of a helicopter,' she said.
Disco fever: Miley opted for a super glam 80s disco vibe for the video, sporting a mullet hairstyle, purple eyes and red lipstick
She added: 'I felt kind of villainised. It felt like I would rather be able to articulate this experience in a poetic way that also I can put back into my art. I never really have engaged.'
Talking about taking control after losing her home and ending her marriage, she said: 'I've always spoken directly to my audience, and I felt like I kind of had lost that connection to my fans, that they were kind of in the dark, especially with the idea that there was supposed to be these three EPs, and I only dropped one.
'But I went through ... Again, talking about growing pains, I really had to deal with kind of the loss of my home in Malibu. I had to deal with the loss of a love in my life.
'I had to kind of be human and experience and grow, but then I wanted to tell it directly from my mouth and not from the idea of the public perception, because my story throughout my career has been told through the public perception a lot. I think I just want to regain that power. I think a lot of women are doing that now.'
Showing his support: Cody, 24, took to his Instagram story to congratulate Cyrus, stating, 'So proud of you. Congratulations to the most special of all'
Miley also confirmed she has split from Cody in an Instagram Live clip on Thursday, telling fans the pair are taking time apart to 'work on' themselves.
Referencing her split from Liam, Miley began: 'So today, it came out that me and my boyfriend have broken up,' she continued.
'It was confirmed by a "reliable source" even though no one is reliable in a relationship except the individuals who are participating in it.
'But right now, two halves can't make a whole and we're individually just working on ourselves to become the people that we wanna be, like everybody else at this age.'
Miley added: 'We are just deciding who we wanna be in our lives, what we wanna do, and so, don't make it some drama story if next week we're hanging out, getting pizza.
'We've been friends for 10 years and we're going to continue to be friends, so just don't make it something that it is not.'
According to TMZ, Miley and Cody ended their relationship in the last few weeks.
The pair have known have each for a decade, becoming good friends in 2015.
Chanel: The video begins with Cyrus, clad in a Chanel black bathing suit and nylons with holes in them, running diamond-studded gloves over her legs
Stage: She takes the stage draped in red neon light as it's revealed that Cyrus herself directed the music video herself, which cuts to shots of her in a mustard-colored blouse and black leather pants
Breakup: The lyrics reveal it's clearly a break-up song, though Cyrus revealed in an interview with Zane Lowe of New Music Daily on Apple Music that it was about her split with Liam Hemsworth, who she was with off and on for a decade
While appearing on the year, Cody deemed Miley as 'the coolest girl I've ever met here in LA'.
Miley also first time she had sex with a man was with ex-husband Liam - and she lied about it to him for 10 years.
The singer discussed her personal and private life in a rare revealing interview on the Call Her Daddy podcast with Alexandra Cooper that dropped at midnight Friday, revealing her first sexual experience was a threesome with two girls.
The former child star got personal when discussing heartbreak, her sexuality and how Liam, 30, was the first man she had sex with at the age of 16 after hooking up with girls years before that.
'I didn’t go all the way with a dude until I was 16,' she said on the sex podcast. 'But I ended up marrying the guy, so that's pretty crazy.'
Though she confessed at the time she lied to the actor about it being her first time.
'I lied and said he wasn't the first so I didn't seem like a loser,' she said adding that she couldn't think of anyone so she chose a friend.
But a few years later Hemsworth's friend 'ended up' marrying the man she lied about having sex with and she had to come clean.
Shots: The video cuts between several shots of her on stage, as she sings in the chorus, 'I was born to run, I don't belong to anyone, oh no/I don't need to be loved by you (By you)'
Animals: Other shots feature Cyrus in a purple dress with a slit up the leg singing for a group of inflatable animals such as zebras, giraffes and leopards
'It was a lie that I held on to for like 10 years,' Miley said.
She added: 'The first time I ever hooked up with anyone was with a girl, two of them,' and that they went beyond 'first base.'sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
Though her first time with man was at 16