News: Miley Cyrus Claims She Had Inside Scoop On Jay Z Twerk Diss, Reveals Who Told Her
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 11:00AM
Pop singer Miley Cyrus has updated fans wondering if she plans to fire back after being name-dropped by Jay Z on his new Magna Carta Holy Grail album's "SomewhereInAmerica" track.
According to Cyrus, hitmaker Pharrell Williams reached out and said Young Hov wanted to speak to her over the twerk line before it hit the masses.
Speaking of her reaction to hip-hop royalty Jay-Z name checking her on Magna Carta Holy Grail track Somewhereinamerica, Miley revealed: "Pharrell had actually hit me [up], he was like 'Jay-Z wants to call you and tell you that he's shouting you out in the song tomorrow.' I was in Miami and was doing crazy press for my record. So I came out... and we got to go out and hear it in a club. It was fun." (MTV UK)
Earlier this month, Jay talked about his feelings toward the twerking sensation.
"Miley's serious, I like what she's doing right now," Jay said. "She's fearless, just being herself -- I think it's more reaction from people wanting her to be 'Hannah Montana.' I don't know, [it's just from me] watching the situation I would say people want her to be something and she's like, 'I'm not that.' .... That must be really frustrating and this is her reaction to it. Of course it's loud but it's understandable. [Miley Cyrus coming to Roc Nation?] Hey, there's room on the roster. [laughs]" ("The Angie Martinez Show")
After "SomewhereInAmerica" premiered online, Miley Cyrus responded to the buzz via her Twitter page.
"Somewhere in America a Jay Z song is onnnnnn ????????????????????????????????????????????????," Miley tweeted July 4 along with a slew of American flag icons. (Miley Cyrus' Twitter)
On the track, Jigga makes direct reference to the 20-year-old actress/singer.
"When I was talking Instagram / Last thing you wanted was your picture snapped / Feds still lurking / They see I'm still putting work in / Cause somewhere in America / Miley Cyrus is still twerkin'" ("SomewhereInAmerica")
Check out "SomewhereInAmerica":