miley cyrus defines 'superwoman'
spoiler: it's joan jett
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We've got to give Miley Cyrus some credit for knowing how to change things up for the occasion. While girl seriously knows how to party, even she can neaten up for a fancy affair—and she did just that yesterday when she had the honor of inducting Joan Jett into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Cyrus showed up to the ceremony looking polished and poised, but her induction speech for Jett showed that she was still as playful as ever. "I'm going to start off this induction with the first time I wanted to have sex with Joan Jett," she said. "We were in her bathroom, and we were smoking and just talking, and this was one of the moments in my life where I wanted to be as present and absorb everything that she said to me. I listened to her talk about her days with the Runaways. She talked about music…I was getting to have this moment with someone that, to me, is superwoman. What superwoman really should be."
While Cyrus's feminist, earnest speech definitely pulled at some heartstrings, soon enough she was just being Miley again—the 22-year-old star changed into double J-embellished pasties for a cover performance with Jeff of Tommy James & the Shondells' "Crimson & Clover"—and, everyone blew a gasket because she didn't shave her armpits. (Which is, like, why is this news still?) And Jett couldn't be more proud. This is a legacy of badass women who are "just being Mileys"—or, before that, just being Joans.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction will air on May 30 on HBO.