Still defiant! Miley Cyrus first time on stage since split from Liam Hemsworth steps out in nipple pasties and grabbing her crotch...
Her split from fiancé Liam Hemsworth was confirmed earlier this week amid a slew of yet more criticism for her risqué performance at last month's VMAs.
So it was a rather defiant Miley Cyrus who sauntered about Las Vegas wearing nipple pasties beneath an entirely see-through fishnet dress after she took the stage at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Saturday.
Having seemingly paid no attention to the multitude of negative publicity which surrounded her performance at MTV's prestigious awards ceremony, Miley donned the bizarre outfit after she twerked, poked out her tongue and touched herself during the show.
Ready for this? Miley Cyrus followed up another questionable performance at the iHeart Radio festival in Las Vegas on Saturday by stepping out in a fishnet dress over barely anything else
Still going: What the 20-year-old pop star's intention was with the curious black nipple adornment as she poked out her roaming tongue yet again is unknown
The attention-grabbing ensemble left little to the imagination as her miniscule underpants and black leather nipple pasties were as clear as day underneath the piece of broad-netted fabric.
It's unclear what exactly the 20-year-old was going for with this particular outfit, which she topped with a set of furry white sleeves.
The top half of her white dress looked much like a hospital-inspired neck brace, whereas her heavy black chain and leather boots and black nipple accessories seemed to spell out somewhat of a bondage theme.
Concerning: The recently single Miley left little to the imagination in the revealing outfit but failed to appeal
Feeling peckish? The young star clutched what appeared to be a pretend banana backstage
The star let her roaming tongue fly yet again, showcasing her interesting variation of a wink-face.
It was in this outfit that the young pop star shared a hug with Britney Spears, who recently spoke out in Miley's defense.
The Toxic singer declared that she herself recalls what it was like to be in Miley's position, saying that the youngster is 'just a ball full of energy.'
Wardrobe change: Miley sang into a banana after changing into the piece of fishnet fabric and covering her breasts with nipple pasties
Back to her old tricks: Miley Cyrus is back in her underwear with her tongue out as she performs at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas on Saturday
Predictably, Miley was also flashing the flesh in her earlier performance at the large-scale music festival, sporting a two-piece laced corset style ensemble which exposed her flat tummy and trim figure.
The star put extra energy into the performance, days after Hunger Games star Liam was pictured kissing actress Eiza González.
At one point, she provocatively caressed the bottom of a female dwarf back up dancer in a move clearly designed to shock.
Time to twerk: Miley was defiant in the face of criticism of her VMA show
I touch myself: Miley appeared to be remaining defiant and spent much of her performance touching herself on stage
Going for the grope: Miley caressed a dancing lady's backside on stage
Are you ready for this? Miley came out fighting after a few calamitous weeks
Ever the professional, the platinum blonde star pranced around the stage, at one point throwing a bright pink bra into the audience as she pranced around alongside dancers dressed as giant mushrooms.
And Miley ramped up the raunchiness of her performance despite the presence of her mother Tish at the side of the stage.
The star was recently forced to defend herself after she was slammed by critics for her antics with a foam finger alongside Robin Thicke onstage at last month's VMAs.
Saucy: Miley waved a pink bra around and went to throw it into the audience at the show
Let's twerk! Miley busted some moves on stage, much to the delight of the audience
Have you seen this before? Miley gyrates with her back to the audience in a familiar move
'You know now... you know what's happened. Madonna's done it, Britney's done it,' she told MTV in a sit down chat. 'Every VMA performance, anyone that performs...that's what you are looking for.
'You wanting to make history. Me and Robin the whole time said "You know you are about to make history right now?'
And the star was adamant that the bad publicity had not affected her.
'I don't pay attention to the negative because I have seen this play out,' she said. 'How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?'
Are you ready? The crowd went wild for Miley's raunchy display
Flower power: Miley mysteriously teamed her outfit with a daisy chain style choker as she sang alongside a woman dressed as a mushroom
Nail in the coffin: Miley's VMA show allegedly speeded up the end of her romance with Liam Hemsworth
These boots are made for dancing: Miley wore her white heeled baseball boots for her show
Miley also added that she loved the fact that people were still talking about the raunchy show.
'It is an amazing thing that I think now it is three days later and people are still talking about it,' she gushed.
The publicity surrounding the performance appears to have done MIley no harm - her latest single Wrecking Ball recently hit the number one spot on the Billboard charts.
Underwear gift: Miley handed the mauve bra over midway through her provocative show
Whip my hair back and forth: Miley relished being the centre of attention
Show of support: Miley was joined by her mother Tish Cyrus
Energy: Miley joined a gaggle of dancers on stage in the vigorous show
Controversy: Miley and Robin Thicke's twerking at the VMAs last month hit headlines for all the wrong reasons
Break up: Liam Hemsworth has since been pictured with Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez since the split was confirmed
However, the distasteful display was said to be the 'final nail in the coffin' in the on-off relationship between Miley and Liam Hemsworth.
It has been claimed that Liam had been left 'mortified' by Miley's now infamous performance.
A source told RadarOnline.com: 'Miley and Liam were already pretty much broken up at that point, but when he saw her performance and the backlash it created, it was the nail in the coffin.
'That was all he needed to finally break up with Miley once and for all. He was embarrassed, disgusted and mortified by her performance.'
On Monday, representatives for Miley and Liam confirmed that the pair have ended their engagement and their romance, after having dated for two years.
Liam proposed to Miley with a 3.5 carat Neil Lane engagement ring in May 2012, and at the time the Hannah Montana star gushed about her future with the hunky Aussie star.
'I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam,' she told People magazine at the time.
The pair first met on the set of the 2010 romantic drama The Last Song, and began dating not long after.
But in the last year, they have seemingly struggled with their relationship, breaking up and getting back together several times as each one continues in different directions of their careers.
Something in common: Britney Spears hugged Miley backstage at the iHeart Radio event after having recently spoke out in defense of the controversial young star
I heart radio: Cher Lloyd and Ne-Yo posed with ice lollies backstage at the show
Change of scene: Ashley Greene appeared on stage looking stunning in floral shorts and a yellow T-shirt