Madonna Approved: Queen Of Pop Performs With Miley Cyrus, Sticks Her Tongue Out the pop music industry, there’s no higher honor than receiving Madonna‘s stamp of approval, but budding Queen Miley Cyrus has officially received so much more than that.

During their first performance together last night, Madonna was caught striking Miley’s signature tongue-out-of-mouth pose while back-to-back with her young protégée in what will undoubtedly become one of the most iconic diva photos of all time. Bless the world.

Madonna joined Miley on stage for a taping of Miley’s upcoming MTV Unplugged special, during which they joined forces on “We Can’t Stop” and the classic “Don’t Tell Me.” The pair were dressed in Western-themed outfits (a new Madonna phase?) and according to E!, “Miley slapped Madonna’s bum a few times…in a boon for the lucky folks who got to watch.”

Miley told the crowd:

That was pretty fucking cool, you guys. It sounds super-lame, but as a pop star it’s pretty cool performing with Madonna…Today was one of those days that it was really easy to get out of bed.

Pop music will never be the same again.

Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged will air on MTV Wednesday, January 29 at 9 p.m.

[h/t MadonnaRama]