Miley Cyrus Responds To Backlash Over Comments About Hip Hop

Following some comments she made about the genre of Hip Hop during a recent interview with Billboard, the singer has responded to the backlash via an IG post. 

Cyrus originally came out to the public as a squeaky clean child star in the form of Hannah Montana, covering country music songs in her free time in Youtube videos. Then came her 2013 Bangerz album in which she collaborated with Hip Hop acts such as Juicy J and took advantage of the "twerking" craze ( which is nothing new) in quite a few of her performances. 

One of those twerking performances even led Robin Thicke's wife Paula Patton to finally leave his ass.

After all of this, Miley says she just doesn't relate to Hip Hop anymore. 

"I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song ["Humble"]: 'Show me somethin' natural like ass with some stretch marks.' I love that because it's not 'Come sit on my d**k, suck on my c**k.' I can't listen to that anymore," she explained. "That's what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little. It was too much 'Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my c**k'—I am so not that," she said in the original interview, sparking controversy with Hip Hop fans who'd seen the popstar flit from genre to genre throughout her career pretty carelessly.

Welp, Miley's come back to respond to the backlash.

"I respect ALL artists who speak their truth and appreciate ALL genres of music (country , pop , alternative .... but in this particular interview I was asked about rap) I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I've collaborated with some of the very best! At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap!"

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When articles are read it isn't always considered that for hours I've spoken with a journalist about my life , where my heart is, my perspective at that time, and the next step in my career. Unfortunately only a portion of that interview makes it to print, & A lot of the time publications like to focus on the most sensationalized part of the conversation. So, to be clear I respect ALL artists who speak their truth and appreciate ALL genres of music (country , pop , alternative .... but in this particular interview I was asked about rap) I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I've collaborated with some of the very best! At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap! As I get older I understand the effect music has on the world & Seeing where we are today I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics! I am proud to be an artist with out borders and thankful for the opportunity to explore so many different styles/ sounds! I hope my words (sung or spoken) always encourage others to LOVE.... Laugh.... Live fully.... to be there for one another... to unify, and to fight for what's right (human , animal , or environmental ) Sending peace to all! Look forward to sharing my new tunes with you soon! - MC

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What do you think of Miley's take on Hip Hop?


source: Complex

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