'I respect ALL artists who speak the truth': Miley Cyrus defends hip-hop comments after online backlash
Miley Cyrus defended her comments about hip hop music made in a Billboard interview via Twitter on Saturday.
She was quoted in the cover story as saying: 'That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little. It was too much "got a girl on my c***"—I am so not that.'
However, after a social media backlash, the 24-year-old posted a clarification stating: 'I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I’ve collaborated with some of the very best!'
In the weeds: Miley Cyrus, 24, defended her comments about hip hop music made in a Billboard interview on Saturday
The pop star continued: '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).'
'At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap!' she stated.
'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 without borders and thankful for the opportunity to explore so many different styles/ sounds.'
Honest tea: She was quoted as saying: 'That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little. It was too much "got a girl on my c**k"—I am so not that.'; (pictured September)
In the interview, Miley also touched base about her marijuana smoking habits and getting back with Liam Hemsworth.
'This is crazy, but I haven’t smoked weed in three weeks,' she told Billboard in the interview that took place in April, 'which is the longest I’ve ever (gone without it).'
'I like to surround myself with people that make me want to get better, more evolved, open. And I was noticing, it’s not the people that are stoned,' she said of the decision, adding she isn't drinking either, 'I’m completely clean right now!'
Miley, who has been on a 'media blackout' has finally opened up about the rekindling of her romance with Hemsworth.
Tribute: She clarified: 'I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I’ve collaborated with some of the very best!'; (pictured 2016)
Of the on-again relationship, she says, 'I needed to change so much. And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard.'
Their relationship began on the set of their 2010 movie The Last Song when Miley was still known as a teen pop singer with long brunette hair.
During the course of their relationship, she began to revamp her Disney image for that of a raunchy, pot-smoking provocateur who infamously twerked on Robin Thicke at the 2013 Video Music Awards.
The image overhaul was said to have taken it's toll on her relationship with Liam, and they called off their engagement in 2013.
In April of 2016, they were caught together at vegan restaurant Gracias Madre and have been back on ever since.
'We had to re-fall for each other,' Miley explains to Billboard.
Billboard announced in the article that Miley will be releasing a new song about her relationship with Liam called Malibu on May 11.
Adore you: Cyrus and Hemsworth hold hands in September 2016, they are back together after calling off their engagement in 2013
The way they were: Their relationship began on the set of their 2010 movie The Last Song when Miley was still known as a Disney star, 'I needed to change so much,' she told Billboard
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