Credit: Miley Cyrus on Twitter

Miley Cyrus has an eye for symmetry. After shocking millions of viewers with her oversexed 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance, the Bangerz singer's Halloween costume pays homage to Lil' Kim, a rapper whose appearance the VMAs 14 years ago was just as jaw-dropping.

On that hallowed day, September 9, 1999 — way back in the 20th century — the then-25 year old Kim caused quite a few double takes on the red carpet — wearing a purple, mermaid-themed catsuit that cut dramatically across her chest and left one breast hanging out. The rapper made the outfit TV-appropriate (just barely) by covering her nipple with a seashell-shaped pasty. Even more uproariously, music legend Diana Ross juggled Kim's boob onstage!

Now, Miley is copying the exact same look, presumably as a Halloween costume. Yesterday, we saw her trying on various wigs — one lavender in hue. We should have put it together then — Lil' Kim wore the exact same violet hairstyle with that legendary boobalicious outfit.

Check out the Twitter photo you see here, in which the 20-year-old is backing her booty up to bestie (and rumored lover) Cheyne Thomas — adding the hashtag "#frankenweenie," no doubt having a bit of lewd wordplay fun with the title of that 2012 animated film.

What do you think of the TMI tribute? Is it too much… or just right? Give us your thoughts below.

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!