Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Bikini Kill At Super Bowl Pregame Show
The TikTok Tailgate Super Bowl Pregame Show! Isn’t that fun to say out loud? Well, the TikTok Tailgate Super Bowl Pregame Show is an event happening before the big game this year. It’s a two-hour broadcast on the popular app TikTok that took place on Sunday afternoon and included a live performance by Miley Cyrus. She sang in front of a portion of the 7,500 vaccinated health care workers that were invited to attend the Super Bowl, which is taking place in Tampa this year.
She opened her set with a cover of Toni Basil’s “Mickey,” entering the stage with some pom-poms while wearing a cheerleader uniform. She ran through a bunch of songs from her most recent album, Plastic Hearts, and brought out some of the album’s featured guests in-person, including Billy Idol (who joined for “Night Crawling” and his own “White Wedding”) and Joan Jett (who sang “Bad Karma” and then “Bad Reputation” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You.”
Cyrus also did quite a few other covers during her set, including previously-performed ones like “Jolene” and “Heart Of Glass.” She did Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole,” which she previously sang an alternate-reality version of as Ashley O in an episode of Black Mirror. And she did Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl.”
When asked about Cyrus seven years ago, Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna said…
“If [Miley Cyrus] says she’s a feminist, then who I am to stop her? I’m not the feminist police. I don’t get to determine that. I’m happy that young women are embracing that term, for whatever reason it means to them. Maybe for her it’s about freedom of sexuality and freedom of expression. For other people, it’s about ending oppression against everyone, not just women, but you’re starting from a woman’s perspective because that’s what you’re interested in.”
And she later reached out to the pop star to collaborate after Cyrus posted some vintage Bikini Kill photos on Instagram.
Watch clips of Cyrus performing “Rebel Girl” and other songs below.
“Mickey” (Toni Basil Cover)
“Night Crawling” (w/ Billy Idol)
“White Wedding” (Billy Idol Cover) (w/ Billy Idol)
“Heart Of Glass” (Blondie Cover)
“Head Like A Hole” (Nine Inch Nails Cover”
“Nothing Breaks Like A Broken Heart”
“Jolene” (Dolly Parton Cover)
“Bad Karma” (w/ Joan Jett)
“Bad Reputation” (Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Cover) (w/ Joan Jett)
“I Hate Myself For Loving You” (Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Cover) (w/ Joan Jett)
“Rebel Girl” (Bikini Kill Cover)
“Angels Like You”
“We Can’t Stop”
“Party In The USA”