Miley Cyrus brushes off hip-hop backlash

  • 07/05/2017
The pop star has been getting some heat for her new stance on hip hop (Getty)
The pop star has been getting some heat for her new stance on hip hop (Getty)

Miley Cyrus, under fire for recent comments she made about hip-hop, says her words have been taken out of context. 

The pop singer, who has a new country-flavoured song 'Malibu' out soon, discussed her views on some of the current hip-hop hits which she called more "uplifting, conscious rap". 

Speaking to Billboard magazine, the singer said a current favourite is Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' "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."

The interview received a serious backlash for Cyrus's new stance on the genre she has previously been criticised for reaping the benefits of. 

In an Instagram post Friday night, Cyrus addressed the backlash from her interview.

"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," Cyrus said. "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."

Cyrus also clarified her feelings about hip-hop, saying that she now prefers "uplifting, conscious rap", like Lamar.

"I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip-hop as I've collaborated with some of the very best!... 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!"

'Malibu' is expected to be released May 11.