Miley Cyrus just confirmed all of those cultural appropriation charges she was facing a couple of years ago.
In an interview with Billboard, Cyrus revealed that her new album Malibu will be different from her 2014 album Bangerz in that she is deserting the Hip-Hop sound and returning to her country roots. She says that it has a lot to do with the “vulgar” lyrics in Hip-Hop music. But, she still likes Kendrick Lamar, though.
“‘Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks,'” she starts, quoting Lamar’s single “Humble.” “I love that because it’s not “Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock.” 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 cock” — I am so not that.'”
Cyrus, who was just wearing nipple pasties and fake penises on stage a few years ago, also insisted that her phase of working with Mike Will-Made It and having Black dancers with her on stage was not “stealing” from Black culture. She says she just genuinely wanted to work with them.
“It’s mind-boggling to me that there was even a controversy around me having black dancers,” she said. “That became a thing, where people said I was taking advantage of black culture, and with Mike [WiLL Made-It] — what the f*ck? That wasn’t true. Those were the dancers I liked!”
It didn’t take long for detractors to sink their teeth into Cyrus’ Billboard comments.