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Following her announcement she was transitioning from hip-hop back into country music, Miley Cyrus received harsh backlash against various comments the singer made against each respective genre.
Now that the dust has finally began to settle since the release of her interview with Billboard magazine, the 24-year-old singer breaks silence on the controversial comments she made against hip-hop music and those artists who sing it. The “Wrecking Ball” singer took to Instagram to clarify her remarks that she feels may have been taken out of context.
“So, to be clear I respect ALL artists who speak their truth and appreciate ALL genres of music,” Cyrus wrote. “I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I’ve collaborated with some of the very best!”
Cyrus also goes on to explain that why she is gravitating towards more uplifting music with folksy influences, saying her music will be somewhat “conscious rap.”
In her interview with Billboard released last week, the singer criticized hip-hop as being overtly sexual and materialistic, revealing that is what ultimately pushed her towards country music.
“Seeing where we are today I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics!” she continued. “I am proud to be an artist with out borders and thankful for the opportunity to explore so many different styles/sounds!”
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