10. She danced in a cage for her video for "Can't Be Tamed" (2010).

In retrospect, Miley dancing in a cage for a legitimate production was the least shocking out of all of her wild moments, but given she hadn't showcased her sexuality in any of her previous work, seeing her "Can't Be Tamed" video is completely jarring after watching her as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel. Its plot follows Miley as "Avis Cyrus, the rarest creature on earth," as she wrestles with her captivity. Cyrus transforms into a bird, clearly a play on her public persona. Of the concept's metaphor, Miley noted, "I don't want to be in cage. I want to be free and do what I love."