Doja Cat paid homage to sci-fi classics including Signs, Poltergeist and the X-Files during her extraterrestrial (and extra delightful) performance at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Performing a medley including “Streets” from her 2019 LP Hot Pink and “Kiss Me More” from the forthcoming Planet Her, the singer launched the performance by sitting directly in front of an old school television like that little girl from Poltergeist, until the camera panned back revealing that she was in a cornfield that was subsequently invaded by a fleet of little green men (and what looked like a few women) that also just happened to be really excellent dancers.
Doja, dressed in a kind of skimpy wedding gown, got down with her extraterrestrial cadre, twerking in the middle of a crop circle while delivering the hits. What at first seemed to be a spotlight lit up the stage, with Doja rising off the stage and slowly levitating towards what was then revealed to be the alien mothership, which had presumably arrived to take her back to her home planet.
Altogether, the performance struck the balance between weird and wonderful that’s become Doja’s calling card.
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) May 28, 2021