Miley Cyrus at MTV VMA 2015
Singer and show host Miley Cyrus at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

Singer Miley Cyrus, who wore an outrageous outfit when hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on 30 August, may have flashed a nipple on live television.

After Taylor Swift won the award for the best music video, for Bad Blood, the camera switched over to Cyrus, who was covering herself with a black curtain in her dressing room. As the MTV crew handed Cyrus a microphone, she turned back to the camera exposing her left nipple for viewers, according to ET online.

Was it an accident? Or did Cyrus flash? Later, Cyrus was heard saying into to mic, "Oh what's happening? Oh sorry, my tit's out?" MTV was probably caught by surprise and unable to block the visual.

Before the event, the Wrecking Ball singer posted a naked selfie on Instagram.

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus posted this naked selfie on Instagram  (Miley Cyrus/Instagram)