Miley Cyrus apologizes for racially insensitive comments about hip-hop

Miley Cyrus apologizes for racially insensitive comments about hip-hop
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Miley Cyrus finally apologized for her racially insensitive remarks toward the hip-hop community a couple of years ago. The move came after a fan called her out in a YouTube video titled “Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fav…Sorry”.

Kenya Willson, a self-professed fan of Miley’s, posted the video on the video sharing website. In the video, she noted that Miley had some problematic moments particularly during a May 2017 Billboard interview. Wilson called out Miley for saying “some very racially insensitive things as far as cultural appropriation” in reference to remarks the remarks that were made. See the video below:

In the interview, the pop star 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.”

The video caught Miley’s attention and promptly apologized to the comments section of the video. The 26-year-old singer wrote:
“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.”

The Wrecking Ball songstress added:

“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 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.”

And like the feisty and outspoken woman she is, Miley ended her comment with “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.”

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