Laganja Estranja discussed her performance with Miley Cyrus at the 2015 Video Music Awards in a self-written article published in the prestigious V Magazine. Estranja’s performance came after a discussion with Cyrus in 2015, after which a team of drag queens stepped up to complete the vision seen in the final performance.
The 2015 MTV VMA Performance Featured Miley Cyrus, Laganja Estranja and Tons of Fabulous Queens
The performance at the 2015 MTV VMAs was absolutely iconic. As Estranja explains in her V Magazine article,
There was no bullshit in translating MC’s vision into choreography. We smoked blunts with her dog, Mary Jane, in the backyard and she played her new album while schooling me in music history. Miley told me she wanted to get all these queens together, so I started texting immediately and my sisters stepped up. We spent a whole week working as a collective, which gave us time and a safe space to grow and learn as a community.
Thirty queens in total were included in the performance in Cyrus’s surprise debut of her track "Dooo It!" The performers included drag queens, trans rights activists, burlesque dancers and even some well-known fashion models.