Miley Cyrus Sings Her Heart Out at iHeartRadio Music Festival After Kaitlynn Carter Breakup

E! News learned on Saturday that the singer and the Hills: New Beginnings star had split after almost two months of being together.

By Corinne Heller Sep 22, 2019 3:07 PMTags
Miley Cyrus, 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Miley Cyrus took to the stage to give a passionate, sizzling performance hours after news of her and Kaitlynn Carter's breakup was made public on Saturday night.

Wearing a full sexy rocker ensemble that consisted of a leather wrap-around halter top and matching pants, the 26-year-old singer sang her heart out during a scheduled set at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

E! News learned on Saturday that Miley and Kaitlynn, the 31-year-old Hills: New Beginnings star had split after almost two months of being together, and are still friends. The two had gone public with an apparent romance, via some vacation PDA, soon after it was revealed that Cyrus had split from husband Liam Hemsworth and Carter and Brody Jenner broke up.

While Miley and Kaitlynn have been seen looking cozy together in public several times over the past two months, they had never spoken about their romance. The two have yet to comment on their breakup.

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At the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Miley performed her breakup hits "Slide Away" and "Wrecking Ball," which are both believed to be about her relationship with Hemsworth.

She also sang her hit "We Can't Stop," and went full rocker to perform Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" and Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb."

Miley and her mom Tish Cyrus also rocked out in the audience to a performance by '80s rock icons Def Leppard, and the singer hung out with the band backstage.

After the show, Miley, Tish, sister Brandi Cyrus and friends such as The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe and boyfriend Jason Tartick, and Bachelor in Paradise's Derek Peth dined at the Hakkasan restaurant in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Miley ordered vegan rice from the vegan menu and the rest of the group ate signature items off the main menu, a source told E! News. The group was in great spirits.

See more photos from the iHeartRadio Music Festival:

Miley Cyrus

The singer rocks out.


The artist takes the stage.

Def Leppard

Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen address the crowd.

Def Leppard

The band's frontman Joe Elliott rocks out.

Def Leppard

Step inside, walk this way.

Bachelor Nation

After the show it's the unofficial after party at Shake Shack with Ashley Iaconetti, Jared Haibon, Tayshia Adams, Mike Johnson, Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes.

Lucy Hale

The Pretty Little Liars alum is all smiles.

Tanya Rad

The On-Air With Ryan Seacrest co-host shines in makeup by Emma Willis.

Marshmello & Kane Brown

The two take the stage.

Chance the Rapper

The artist performs onstage.

Audrina Patridge

The Hills: New Beginnings star is all smiles after getting glammed by Emma Willis.


The singer strikes a pose.

Miley Cyrus

The singer strikes a pose.

Christina Aguilera

The legendary singer looks red hot, hot, hot on the carpet with her crimson-colored leather coat and matching makeup.

Monsta X

Before hitting the stage, the popular K-Pop group strikes a pose!

Camila Cabello

The "Shameless" singer brings the heat to the red carpet with flirty two-piece set, pearl-adorned choker and black knee-high boots.

Lil Nas X

One word: Fire! The "Old Town Road" singer brings the heat to the music festival with a stellar performance and equally bold ensemble.

Tim McGraw

The legendary country singer goes bold and risqué for the star-studded occasion with his very unbuttoned shirt, form-fitting pants and black tie.

Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Dean Unglert, Jared Haibon & Ashley Iaconetti

After enjoying a night of music, the Bachelor Nation couples enjoy a late-night meal at Shake Shack.

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet's back alright! The iconic boy band hits the stage on Saturday.

Teddi Mellencamp

After announcing her new iHeartRadio podcast Teddi Tea Pod, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shows off her growing baby bump in this chic ensemble.

Darren Criss

The Midway actor spices things up on the red carpet with this bold suit.

Billie Joe Armstrong

The Green Day frontman rocks out on Saturday and looks good while doing so.

French Montana

The "Slide" rapper brings down the house with his larger-than-life performance at the music festival.

Mike Johnson

The Bachelorette star is all smiles as he poses for pictures on the red carpet.

Tori Spelling & Ian Ziering

Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion! The co-stars strike a pose on the red carpet with Tori looking over-the-top fabulous in her silver sequins gown.

Dennis Quaid

The famed actor steps out for the star-studded even on Saturday.

Ryan Seacrest

Hollywood's busiest star will serve as the iHeartRadio Music Festival's host. 

Julianne Hough

Days after debuting her new song "Transform," the America's Got Talent judge heads to Las Vegas for a night out on the town.

Dean Unglert & Jared Haibon

The Bachelor Nation bromance lives on! The iHeartRadio podcast hosts enjoy dinner and shakes at Planet Hollywood before an evening of music.

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—Reporting by Spencer Lubitz