In response, Vice associate editor Wilbert L. Cooper writes, "Given her statements about wanting to achieve a 'black sound' during the production of the record — and considering the drug-referencing, butt-bouncing, gold-teeth-laden final project — it's hard not to come to the conclusion that Miley has a problematic view of what 'black' is."
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