Miley Cyrus Responds to Backlash Over Saying She Doesn\'t Listen to Certain Types of Hip-Hop
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Miley Cyrus Responds to Backlash Over Saying She Doesn’t Listen to Certain Types of Hip-Hop


Miley Cyrus is in some serious hot water after suggesting that she only listens to certain types of hip-hop. 

In an attempt to diffuse the situation, the "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker took to Instagram to put the blame squarely on the interviewer who "sensationalized" her comments. 

The former Disney Channel star came under fire after Billboard published an interview with the singer in which she made some controversial comments about why she's "so not" into certain styles of hip-hop. 

"I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song [“Humble”]. ‘Show me somethin’ natural like a– with some stretch marks,'" Miley said, reciting the rapper's lyrics. 

"I love that because it’s not ‘Come sit on my d—k, suck on my c—k.’"


Where the "We Can't Stop" crooner really dug herself in a hole is when she said she's completely sworn off hip-hop about sex, money and partying.

"I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little," Miley said. 

"It was too much ‘Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my c—‘—I am so not that.”

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Critics immediately lambasted the artist for her comments. Many readers called out Miley for being hypocritical, considering the heavy hip-hop influences in her own music.

They also accused the popstar of "taking advantage of black culture" by wearing "hip-hop culture like a costume." 

Miley immediately took to Instagram to tell her side of the story. In a lengthy caption accompanying a shot from the magazine shoot, the singer explained that only a snippet of her interview was used and her comments didn't convey the full picture. 

"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," she said.

"Unfortunately only a portion of that interview makes it to print."

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The singer went on to express her love for all genres of music and blame Billboard's reporter for only including the "sensationalized part" of their interview.

"A lot of the time publications like to focus on the most sensationalized part of the conversation," she said.

"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).”






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In her Billboard interview, Miley also addressed criticism that she frequently appropriates hip-hop and black culture. Specifically, the 24-year-old spoke on hate she received after using black backup dancers at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. 

“That became a thing, where people said I was taking advantage of black culture, and with [Bangerz collaborator] Mike [WiLL Made It]—what the f—k?” she said.

“That wasn’t true. Those were the dancers I liked!”

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In ending her Instagram post, Miley clarified her love for hip-hop and how she still appreciates the medium, while talking about her diversity as an artist. 

“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!" she said. 

"I am proud to be an artist with out borders and thankful for the opportunity to explore so many different styles/sounds!"

Read Miley's full statement below.