Pop star Miley Cyrus is apologizing to the hip hop community for her criticism of the music genre despite how often she uses her privilege to dabble in “the scene”.
The 26-year-old apologized in a YouTube video comment on a video titled, “Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fav ….. Sorry,” in which a fan references a 2017 Billboard interview where Miley shut down certain types of rap music.
“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,” Cyrus said in 2017. “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.”
At the time, many hip hop fans were offended by Cyrus’ comments due to her disassociation with the culture after making Billboard chart-topping hip hop hits like “23”. Cyrus initially responded to the backlash by blaming Billboard, saying that publications like “to focus on the most sensationalized part of the conversation” while saying she loves all music equally.
But fast forward two years later and Miley is finally admitting to using her privilege and issued an apology to the hip hop scene.
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 a part 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 fucked up and I sincerely apologize. I’m committed to using my voice for healing, change, and standing up for what’s right. Miley
Miley’s apology comes amid the release of her most recent EP, She Is Coming, which features rappers Swae Lee, Ghostface Killah, and Mike Will Made-It.
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