People Are Calling Out Miley Cyrus For Her Recent Comments About Hip-Hop Music
"Miley Cyrus moving away from hip-hop is a nice example (of) cultural appropriation. Black culture is used when its convenient."
On Wednesday, Billboard published an interview with Miley Cyrus — who also appears on this month's cover — where she talked about everything from her love life to the new music her fans have been eagerly anticipating.
Though most of the interview was fairly innocuous, the star's comments about hip-hop have stirred a bit of controversy.
Cyrus talked about other music she was into at the moment, saying, "But I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] 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.'"
Here's the full quote, for context, from Billboard:
Did folk singer Melanie Safka [with whom Cyrus performed in 2015] influence you?
"She did, and I grew up with her. But I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] 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.
I was torn on whether I was going to work with certain producers that I really like. But I feel if we’re not on the same page politically ... My record is political, but the sound bite doesn’t stop there. Because you can write something beautiful and you know E! News will ruin our lives and say, “This is a political record.” Because then I’m the Dixie Chicks and I’m getting my album smashed in the streets, and that’s not what I want. I want to talk to people in a compassionate, understanding way -- which people aren’t doing."