Some hip hop fans rolled their eyes at Miley Cyrus after remarks she made about the genre in an interview with Billboard on Wednesday.
Cyrus, 24, told the outlet how she loved Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.”, particularly lyrics like “Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.” The popular singer said “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.”
“That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little,” Cyrus continued. “It was too much ‘Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my c**k’ — I am so not that.”
Her criticism about the genre drew the ire of some fans on social media.
The “Wrecking Ball” singer clarified her comments on Instagram on Friday, May 6. “To be clear I respect ALL artists who speak their truth and appreciate ALL genres of music,” she insisted. “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
Cyrus has collaborated with rappers like Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Future in the past.