By Erin Strecker
Updated October 31, 2013 at 03:45 PM EDT
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She’s just bein’ Miley Lil’ Kim.

While the rest of us are strapping on teddy bears and seeing just how far our tongues can stretch for our Miley Cyrus costume tonight, Cyrus herself is channeling a different musical provocateur. The One Who Twerks uploaded a bunch of photos to her Twitter account last night that show her channeling Kim’s get-up from the 1999 VMAs — purple pastie and all.

Check out the slightly NSFW pics below:

The admiration clearly goes both ways:

Outfits aren’t the only cue Cyrus is taking from Kim; Bangerz also features Cyrus rapping — although that effort isn’t quite as successful.