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Miley Cyrus wears pasties to honor Joan Jett at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Miley Cyrus presents Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday.
Miley Cyrus presents Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday. Associated Press

The photo from the weekend that made us look twice: Paul McCartney standing next to Joan Jett and Miley-Cyrus-in-pasties at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Miley paid homage to Jett backstage by wearing pink heart-shaped pasties with the letter J over her bare breasts.

She was more covered up when she took the stage to usher Joan Jett & The Blackhearts into the hall, telling the audience in Cleveland that “I'm going to start off this induction with the first time I wanted to have sex with Joan Jett.”

The induction class included Stevie Ray Vaughan, Green Day, Ringo Starr, who was honored by McCartney, and Lou Reed.

The “Wrecking Ball” singer shared an anecdote about smoking pot with Jett before an Oprah Live! appearance four years ago. This is what she said, according to Gossip Cop.

“I went up to Joan’s hotel room. Joan opens the door, and I come in ... there’s towels shoved underneath all the door cracks, shower caps around all the smoke detectors. Joan is running around spraying orange-smelling cleaner to mask the smell of the pot.

“The (Oprah) show was where new artists got to perform with their idols, and I wanted to perform with Joan, of course. And 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. She talked about why she loves animals, and she doesn’t want to eat them. I was getting to have this moment with someone that, to me, is Superwoman. What Superwoman really should be.”

Cyrus said she was overwhelmed at the duty to induct Jett into the hall of fame.

“There was so much that I could say and she just had her life in music that is rare. She’s had a career that’s decades long. She’s been the first of many things and not just as a woman, but just as a badass being on the planet,” she said.

“Joan’s music, her activism, who she is. In all of our lives, all of us are going to experience people who try to tell us who to be and what to be ... Instead of changing for all those people, if you don’t like how the world is, change it yourself. She made the world evolve, her life and her success is proof that we can self-evolve.

“I want to thank you for fighting for our freedom, Joan, and I love you so much.”

Cyrus performed a cover of “Crimson & Clover” with Jett, who also performed “Bad Reputation” and “Cherry Bomb” to open the show.

The induction ceremony will air on May 30 on HBO.

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