Late Friday night, Miley Cyrus went into full damage control mode to try to mend a controversy surrounding her recent interview with Billboard!
The 24-year-old singer got in hot water after making remarks about how she couldn’t listen to certain types of hip-hop any more, with many readers and music fans accusing her of having appropriated hip-hop culture for years only to shed it when it’s convenient for her.
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And now, after seeing some of the backlash, Miley herself has spoken out again, this time with a message on her Instagram page with her reaction to the whole controversy.
Framed with a picture of herself walking through tall grass, Cyrus wrote (below):
"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, & 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) I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I’ve collaborated with some of the very best! At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap! As I get older I understand the effect music has on the world & Seeing where we are today I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics! I am proud to be an artist with out borders and thankful for the opportunity to explore so many different styles/ sounds! I hope my words (sung or spoken) always encourage others to LOVE…. Laugh…. Live fully…. to be there for one another… to unify, and to fight for what’s right (human , animal , or environmental ) Sending peace to all! Look forward to sharing my new tunes with you soon! – MC"
Well… OK then!
Here’s the full post with pic for context, but it’s clear Cyrus is trying to walk back her comments HARD in light of the major social media backlash (below):
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