February 23, 2014 1:17am PT by Shirley Halperin
Miley Cyrus Kisses Katy Perry at Staples Center Concert (Photo)
Miley Cyrus' Bangerz tour touched down in Los Angeles on Saturday night, and in homage to the pop star's hometown, the singer amplified an already racy performance to include a girl-on-girl kiss with Katy Perry.
The moment came about halfway through Cyrus' set as she sang the song "Adore You." Perry, given a prime seat in the front of the floor section, seemed an eager participant.
After the lip-lock, Cyrus declared, "I just kissed a girl and I liked it a lot."
The Staples center stop was only the fourth date of Cyrus' Bangerz tour, which continues through April, and included several covers, among them: the Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," sung with the band's frontman, Wayne Coyne.
In a review of the Feb. 20 Anaheim, Calif., show, Hollywood Reporter contributor Craig Rosen noted the singer's transition "from a clean-cut teen star to a down-and-dirty sex kitten who clearly takes pleasure in pushing people's buttons." Indeed, the performance, which included a faux orgy on a giant bed, Cyrus riding a giant hot dog, plenty of crotch-grabbing and that infamous foam finger (the Los Angeles stop also featured Cyrus simulating fellatio on a dancer dressed as Abraham Lincoln), was not for the prudish -- parent or otherwise -- but, thanks to Cyrus' vocal chops and trademark tongue-in-cheek delivery, it impressed nonetheless.
Cyrus next appears at Oakland's Oracle Arena on Feb. 24.