Pop star Miley Cyrus is keeping it 100. The singer has come forward to address past disses she fired off at the hip-hop community and admit she messed up big time.
This week, Miley commented on a YouTube influencer’s video which centered on supporting Cyrus but acknowledging her past slams at the genre.
Just watched your video. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak up. Being silent is not like me at all. I am aware of my platform and have always used it the best way I know how and to shine a light on injustice. I want to start with saying I am sorry. I own the fact that saying … “this pushed me out of the hip hop scene a little” was insensitive as it is a privilege to have the ability to dip in and out of “the scene”. There are decades of inequality that I am aware of, but still have alot learn about. Silence is apart of the problem and I refuse to be quiet anymore. My words became a divider in a time where togetherness and unity is crucial . I can not change what I said at that time , but I can say I am deeply sorry for the disconnect my words caused. Simply said ; i f*cked up and I sincerely apologize . I’m committed to using my voice for healing , change , and standing up for what’s right. Miley
In the clip, the video creator As Told By Kenya narrowed in on Miley previously distancing herself from hip-hop and then using the sound on her latest EP release.
Now, after Miley’s latest EP She Is Coming featured hip hop again, fan and YouTuber As Told By Kenya explained why she loves Miley and her music, but grapples with her former insensitive comments on hip hop and her past of appropriation. In the video, Kenya defended Miley but said her comment about rap music was insensitive at the time. “It was not ok.” (BuzzFeed News)
Back in 2017, Cyrus addressed her personal issues with our culture.
The original topic came up in Cyrus’ Billboard interview when she was asked if folk singer Melanie Safka, whom she performed with in 2015, had influenced her. Cyrus said yes, adding, “But I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song [‘Humble’]: ‘Show me somethin’ natural like a– with some stretch marks.’ I love that because it’s not ‘Come sit on my d—, suck on my c—.’ 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 c—‘ — I am so not that.” (People)
She eventually came forward with a since-deleted Instagram post explaining her now-infamous 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, and 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 truth and appreciate ALL genres of music (country, pop, alternative …. but in this particular interview I was asked about rap).