By Jasmine Washington
Hold up, flag on the play! Miley Cyrus is clearing her name after an interview with Billboard resulted in her being dragged on social media.
Miley talked about her new music and revealed how a romantic reunion with Liam Hemsworth played a role in her decision to distance herself from rap music.
“It was too much ‘Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my cock’ — I am so not that,” the “Malibu” singer said.
Furious with her comments, Twitter users unleashed a fiery wrath accusing the pop star of cultural appropriation.
Hip Hop saved Mylie Cyrus' career. If she doesn't want to make another Hip Hop album fine, but she's ungrateful for what rap did for her.
— Kevin Lockett (@kevinlockett) May 4, 2017
@crissles Mylie Cyrus said, unlike her own vulgar existence, Hip-Hop vulgarity is beneath her and she will no longer be appropriating it.
— kaizenLIFE (@Scene1891) May 4, 2017
Miley Cyrus rebranding her image & the stuff she said about hip hop is EXACTLY WHY this whole "culture is meant to be shared" logic is BS
— La Bronze James (@jackieaina) May 5, 2017
Mylie Cyrus did what most white ppl do with black culture.Exploit it,make it wack,win from it,then shit on it and go back to her white world
— B (@Ima_Dip) May 4, 2017
After catching wind of the social media madness, Miley quickly penned a statement clarifying how she’ll be involved with hip hop music going forward. The multi-talented star took the very mature woke road in response to the sharp backlash she received.
“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!”
Let’s see if her critics will understand and appreciate her newfound woke approach to hip hop.
Check out this throwback clip of The Fabulous Life of Miley Cyrus.