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    Miley Cyrus Wears Nipple Pasty, Dresses Up as Lil' Kim at the 1999 MTV VMAs for Halloween

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    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Lil' Kim is definitely flattered.

    Miley Cyrus celebrated Halloween a day early on Wednesday, Oct. 30, by wearing a replica of her favorite rapper's infamous 1999 MTV Video Music Awards look. The wigged singer rocked a jumpsuit and a periwinkle pasty and then snapped a series of selfies that she shared with fans via Instagram.

    Lil' Kim gave the pop star her seal of approval via Twitter later that evening. "Awwww. Look at my baby @mileycyrus tonight!!! Looking GORGEOUS!!!" the hip-hop star tweeted. "I wish I was there to squeeze your boob :) :) Love U so much !!!! #mytwin."

    (As you will recall, Diana Ross jiggled Lil' Kim's left breast while co-presenting at the '99 show.)

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    Cyrus' BFF Cheyne Thomas, meanwhile, dressed up as the singer by recreating her ensemble from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. He modeled Cyrus' teddy bear leotard and foam finger, all while sticking his tongue out. He's not the first person to be inspired by her provocative performance with Robin Thicke: Paris Hilton, Joan Rivers and Crystal Harris mimicked Cyrus' style last weekend.

    Cyrus had previously said that she feels a kinship with the "How Many Licks" rapper during an interview with Billboard. "In my past life, I feel like that was me. I feel like Lil Kim is who I am on the inside," she explained. "She just makes me happy...I just love her. And I can't help that I love her."

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    While listing her favorite female musicians, Cyrus also gave Nicki Minaj a shout-out. "You can't choose one—if you say Kim, then you've gotta say Nicki," she said. "Nicki is now like my Lil Kim of my generation."

    Similarly, when Cyrus celebrated Halloween in 2012, she wore butt pads, a yellow wig and a leopard print bodysuit to get into character as the "Starships" rapper. She even sent a picture to Minaj's Twitter account, writing, "@NICKIMINAJ you a stupppppiddddd hoe."

    Miley celebrated Halloween early by going to Beacher's Madhouse, where she partied with Snoop Dogg and Paris Hilton.

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