Miley Cyrus is expressing regret about remarks she made on the “hip-hop scene” in a 2017 Billboard interview. The pop singer-songwriter recently posted about controversial comments she made.
In the interview, explaining why she distanced herself from the music genre, Miley said of rap’s racier lyrics, "I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little." Now, in the comments section of a YouTube video by user Kenya Wilson called “Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fav…Sorry,” Miley issued an apology.
Miley wrote, “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.”
Cyrus also admitted she still has a lot to learn, and said she hopes to use her voice and platform as a means of connecting people, not creating a divide. "There are decades of inequality that I am aware of, but still have alot learn about. Silence is apart 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.”
Miley dropped a new EP on May 31 titled “She Is Coming,” one of three slated for release by the performer. It features collaborations with producer Mike Will Made It, and guest vocals by Ghostface Killah and Swae Lee. She also stars on an episode of “Black Mirror."
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