The popstar, who came out as pansexual and gender fluid last year, performed a medley on the premiere episode of Maya Rudolph and Martin Short's new variety show, 'Maya and Marty'.
By
Stephanie Marie Anderson

3 Jun 2016 - 11:19 AM  UPDATED 3 Jun 2016 - 11:21 AM

U.S. network NBC is bringing back the variety show in Maya and Marty, and in order to kick things off with a bang, they got the current queen of controversy herself, the one and only Miley Cyrus.

"We're thrilled to have her with us on our first show," declared co-host Martin Short as he introduced Cyrus, who performed Leonard Cohen's "I'm Your Man", before stripping off her suit and tophat to segue into Peggy Lee's "I'm A Woman". Co-host Maya Rudolph joined her for the latter half of the performance, which featured Cyrus' signature twang, jazz hands, and one big 'ol statement about male and female identity.

Last year, Cyrus told TIME that she identifies as gender fluid, saying: "I'm just equal. I'm just even. It has nothing to do with any parts of me or how I dress or how I look. It's literally just how I feel."

Speaking to Out, she revealed that she'd felt this way from childhood, saying that while she “didn’t want to be a boy," she "kind of wanted to be nothing".

"I don’t relate to what people would say defines a girl or a boy," she said, "and I think that’s what I had to understand: Being a girl isn’t what I hate, it’s the box that I get put into.”