Wu-Tang Clan-Sampling Miley Cyrus Apologizes For Dipping In And Out Of Hip-Hop

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Wu-Tang Clan-Sampling Miley Cyrus Apologizes For "Dipping In And Out" Of Hip-Hop
Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns
Wu-Tang Clan-Sampling Miley Cyrus Apologizes For "Dipping In And Out" Of Hip-Hop

Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns

The apology stems from a video a fan made where she brought up Cyrus’ controversial comments from a 2017 interview.

Following the release of her new EP She Is Coming, Miley Cyrus has apologized for comments she made about hip-hop music two years ago.

READ: Ghostface Killah Has A Verse On The New Miley Cyrus EP

The apology was written by Cyrus as a YouTube comment responding to a video a fan made about the artist. Titled “Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fave…Sorry,” the fan, Kenya Wilson, defends her right to listen to and love Cyrus’ music, but also calls her out for comments she made in a 2017 interview with Billboard.

“I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song [‘Humble’]: ‘Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.’ I love that because it’s not ‘Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock.’ I can’t listen to that anymore,” Cyrus said at the time, explaining why she was done with hip-hop music following the release of her self-described “dirty south hip-hop” 2013 album Bangerz. “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.”

“It wasn’t right to say, it was bad, it was racially insensitive, it had racist undertones, and it wasn’t okay,” Wilson said of the comments.

Cyrus then responded to Wilson in the video’s comments section.

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”. 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. Simply said ; i fucked up and I sincerely apologize . I’m committed to using my voice for healing , change , and standing up for what’s right. Miley

She Is Coming, Cyrus’ recently-released EP, not only features production from Mike Will Made It but samples the Wu-Tang Clan‘s “C.R.E.A.M.” on her song “D.R.E.A.M.” The song also includes a guest appearance from Wu member Ghostface Killah.

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