Miley Cyrus Takes to YouTube to Apologize for Comments About the Hip-Hop Community
Miley Cyrus took to a YouTube user’s comments section to apologize for comments she previously made about hip-hop artists.
Underneath a video entitled, Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fav … Sorry, uploaded by user Kenya Wilson, Cyrus said she was ready to finally clear the air about comments she made to Billboard in May of 2017.
She said: “I love [Kendrick Lamar’s song “Humble”] because it’s not ‘Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock.’ 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 cock’—I am so not that.”
Cyrus spent a few years working with multiple hip-hop artists and producers like Mike WILL Made-It, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J on her 2013 album Bangerz.
Wilson called Cyrus out for the comments, saying that the singer said and did “some very racially insensitive things as far as cultural appropriation.”
Cyrus hit the comments section to say, “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,'” she added. “There are decades of inequality that I am aware of, but still have a lot learn about. Silence is a part 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.”
Cyrus ended the comments by saying, “Simply said; I f*cked up and I sincerely apologize. I’m committed to using my voice for healing, change, and standing up for what’s right.”
Check out the video below: