Miley Cyrus is catching a lot of heat for her controversial comments on hip-hop music
If you'll cast your mind back to 2013, you'll remember a short-lived scandal following a Miley Cyrus performance at the VMAs. Twerking was involved.
It was at that time that Cyrus had chosen to shed her Hannah Montana/Disney persona and embrace elements of hip-hop culture in her music. She released Bangerz, an album that featured verses from high-profile rappers like Future, Big Sean, Nelly and French Montana.
Her hit single We Can't Stop was even produced by hip-hop super-producer Mike WiLL Made-It.
Now it seems Miley has done something of a 180 on the culture, prompting accusations that she simply used hip-hop culture to gain a foothold in the music industry, push her career forward and then discard it once she had gotten what she wanted.
Speaking with Billboard, Cyrus said: "I also love that new Kendrick song Humble: ‘Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.’ I love that because it’s not ‘Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock.’ I can’t listen to that anymore.
“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 cock’—I am so not that.
“That became a thing, where people said I was taking advantage of black culture, and with Mike—what the fuck? That wasn’t true. Those were the dancers I liked!”
Unsurprisingly, Twitter has not been having any of Miley's fence-hopping, slating her for the perceived hypocrisy...
Miley Cyrus profited off of Hip-Hop culture/music for 4 years straight and now she all of a sudden has a problem with it.
— 𝐵𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒶 (@MJFINESSELOVER) May 4, 2017
Miley Cyrus has since taken to her Instagram page in an attempt to clear up her comments, writing: "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!"