Miley Cyrus’ shunning of hip-hop has led many to swiftly remind her about how she once profited from the genre.
The singer, whose pop-rock love song, “Malibu,” is due Thursday, May 11, said she enjoys Kendrick Lamar’s single “Humble,” which won praise for his shout out to women with natural hair and imperfections.
“Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks,” she told Billboard magazine, quoting the lyrics to the song that’s No. 3 on the publisher’s Hot 100 chart. “I love that 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.”
Cyrus later said she didn’t understand why so many people were upset about the Black women dancers featured in her 2012 video “We Can’t Stop,” which was produced by Mike Will Made It, who is known for his trap beats. Cyrus also had Black women dancers, one of whom’s rear end the singer slapped, onstage as she twerked at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
“It’s mind-boggling to me that there was even a controversy around me having Black dancers. That became a thing, where people said I was taking advantage of Black culture, and with Mike — what the f—? That wasn’t true. Those were the dancers I liked!”
Twitter users zeroed in on how Cyrus used the genre she seemed to diss to her advantage.
Miley Cyrus exploited hip hop culture then bashed it and hopped back into her white girl innocence phase.having white privilege must be nice
— devin summers (@iamdevinsummers) May 4, 2017
Miley Cyrus "twerked" her way back into relevancy & now she's bashing Hip Hop, the culture that embraced you when you weren't shit girl hush
— Flowerchile (@Flowerchile___) May 4, 2017
Some mocked Cyrus’ new outlook.
Miley Cyrus during Obama: I love hip hop, see I'm twerking!
Miley Cyrus during Trump: Hip Hop is misogynistic, I'm going back to my roots
— Uncle D aka Your Friendly Neighborhood Fat Guy (@themrd81) May 4, 2017
Our "sista" is abandoning us. Oh what will hip hop do without Miley Cyrus now?
— dejon. (@DejonNoMustard) May 4, 2017
Miley Cyrus sucked a doll dick in front of kids at her concert but can't listen to hip hop cuz dudes talk about fuckin.
— Cold Cheese (@FrequentInhaler) May 4, 2017