Hollywood actress Miley Cyrus has stepped forward to respond to rap mogul Jay-Z‘s reference to her now-infamous infatuation with “twerking” on his new Magna Carta Holy Grail album.
Slightly coy with her response, Cyrus wasted no time in letting Hov and the rest of the world know the “somewhereinamerica” line did not go unnoticed.
“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 record, Jigga makes direct reference to the 20-year-old actress.
“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 somewhereinamerica/ Miley Cyrus is still twerkin’, ha!’ — ‘Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk/ Twerk, Miley, Miley, twerk/ Twerk, Twerk, Miley, Miley, Miley, twerk/ Twerk, yeah, ugh-huh/ Twerk, Miley, Miley, Miley/ Only in America.'” (“somewhereinamerica”)
Music critics have already speculated whether or not Miley is upset with Jay’s lyrics.
But what does Miley’s tweet mean? Is she referring to her childhood ignorance of Jay and implying that she does not care for his commentary upon her personal life? Or is she giving a subtle compliment to Jay’s current ubiquity now that the album has come out? It’s worth noting that Mike WiLL Made It, the producer of Miley’s latest single, “We Can’t Stop” and a friend of Miley’s, has a production credit on Magna Carta Holy Grail. How’s that for a coincidence? (Complex)
Last year, Cyrus talked about Jay helping give her some street credibility.
“He’s like one of my favorites,” Cyrus said, referring to Jay. “Actually, when I first did the [‘Party In The U.S.A.’] song, I wasn’t really a big fan of Jay-Z. I was younger, I didn’t care. And now I’m like, ‘Yeah!’ I’m happy [I got] introduced to Jay-Z because now I get, like, street cred for that song. There’s been so many videos, so many funny videos. You should Google it right now, ‘Party In The U.S.A.’ campaign videos on YouTube, so many people have made [President] Obama sing it, moving his mouth to sing it and singing it to each other, it’s so funny. I’m like, that’s so weird.” (Global Grind)
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