Miley Cyrus Apologizes for Past Hip-Hop Comments: “I F@!ked Up”
Two years after making some controversial remarks about distancing herself from certain parts of hip-hop, Miley Cyrus has stepped forward to apologize for the comments, which ultimately helped fortify people's belief that she was a cultural appropriator.
On Tuesday (June 11), the singer apologized for the "disconnect" she caused back when she appeared to say she was distancing herself from the rap game in a 2017 interview with Billboard. At the time, Cyrus, who dropped her hip-hop-influenced LP, Bangerz in 2013, claimed that the overwhelming materialism and sexually-driven lyrics in hip-hop songs today is what pushed her away from the scene.
"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," Cyrus wrote in the comment section of a constructive critique YouTube video posted by Kenya Wilson. "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." There are decades of inequality that I am aware of, but still have alot to learn about."
At the time of her initial comments, Cyrus asserted that only a portion of her entire interview ended up in print and that she appreciates all genres of music. Unfortunately for her, many people still had a problem with her comments. Now, Cyrus is seemingly owning her remarks and trying to learn from them.
"Silence is apart of the problem and I refuse to be quiet anymore," Cyrus continued in another part of her comment under Wilson's video. "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. Simply said; I fucked up and I sincerely apologize. I'm commited to using my voice for healing , change, and standing up for what's right."
For her part, Wilson, who's a self-identified Miley fan, made it clear she appreciates Cyrus' apology. "Miley Cyrus OMG I AM DREAMING. I know your heart that was point of my video to highlight that u on several occasions have spoken up for what is right," Wilson wrote in response to the singer's comment. "Thank you for hearing me out."
Miley's apology arrive after she's ostensibly reconnected with her hip-hop tastes by including some rap luminaries on a project she released at the end of May. The project, titled She Is Coming, includes features from Swae Lee, Mike WiLL Made-It and Ghostface Killah.
Check Miley Cyrus' full comment below. See Wilson's video about Miley beneath the comment.
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