Miley Cyrus’ Mom Tish Explains Why Her Daughter Performed At VMAs Following Liam Hemsworth Split

Miley Cyrus‘ mom speaks out.

As we reported, at the MTV VMAs, the Party In The U.S.A. singer performed her breakup song Slide Away after previously telling a fan Instagram account there’s “no f**kin way” she’d do it after initially receiving zero nominations. (Though she was later in contention for Song of the Summer and Power Anthem for her track Mother’s Daughter, it is unclear if this is what changed her mind.)

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Backstage at the extravaganza, momma Tish Cyrus spoke to ET‘s Keltie Knight where she set the record straight.

Billy Ray Cyrus‘ wife explained:

“She didn’t change her mind, it was just a last minute thing… Something opened up and she came to sing and I’m so excited!”

During her emotional performance, the singer added the line, “You’re right,…