Miley Cyrus took to Social Media over the weekend to clarify remarks in a recent interview that some have seen as denigrating hip-hop music and rap lyrics.
Miley Cyrus is promoting an upcoming album. Its lead single, “Malibu,” is set to be released Thursday. She said her new music is unlike anything she has recorded before.
In a recent interview, Miley Cyrus explained that she is distancing herself from the hip hop and made remarks seen to some as denigrating to hip hop music and rap lyrics. The Pop star responds to backlash over hip-hop remarks to social media. Miley Cyrus was criticized for hew new stance on the genre and has faced cultural appropriation accusations previously.
“At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap,” Miley Cyrus says.
In an Instagram post Friday night, Cyrus addressed the backlash from her Billboard comments.
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 trut 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
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) May 6, 2017