In an interview with Billboard released this past Wednesday, Miley Cyrus conveyed that she is no longer into the hip-hop culture. Shocking, I know.
“That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little,” Cyrus said, “It was too much ‘Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my cock’ ― I am so not that.”
Really? You’re so not that?
To many, the urban hip-hop culture may be perceived as “extremely” flamboyant and explicit causing them to pass judgement as to why they don’t indulge in such, which is digestible in most cases. As for Cyrus, back in 2013 she released an album called “Bangerz” which accentuated the urban trap vibe a thousand percent. Now for a person who has been carrying on this hip-hop persona throughout pretty much their entire music career to some degree, appropriating the urban culture to later downsize it, is very hypocritical. More than that, it is downright unfathomable. Her whole swag came from the culture.
Explicit or not, she was with it. But now, to outlaw it, and then put it in a magazine for the world either clap back or clap along with is pretty two-faced, if you ask me.
After hearing Miley’s opinion on the hip-hop culture, social media didn’t waste no time to make comments on her statement. And come Saturday, after getting all the backlash, Cyrus made a bold statement on Instagram providing clarity on her previous remark.
“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),” Miley stated. “I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I’ve collaborated with some of the very best!”
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
Not for nothing, we are all for folks evolving as they gain in maturity and status, but to outright diss the genre of which you, Miley have inherited a vast majority of your liking and fame is reprehensible. To utilize hip hop artists as clutches in order to catch the eyes of all those who follow it; use them in a way only to bring your name to a place of which it never stood before. We understand your Disney Channel background is what actually marked you among the masses; wait forget that, having an already famous father to carry you, you might not have been anything to even be remembered one bit. Jumping from one ship to another, we see you girl.
And it’s another thing to grow out of or want to re-create yourself, but to say you aren’t something when you clearly were is a form of deception. Kids generally do grow up and look back upon those things of which they once were, while most laugh at their silly old ways, the other (Miley) tends to belittle. Not cool.
So, from the looks of it, Miley seems to be in the midst of finding herself and who she is musically, as we are guessing. We will be looking forward on seeing what she has to offer in the near future. Hope your fans will stick by you, unlike as it pertains to hip hop, in the way you have so outwardly chosen to stick by it.