Owning up to her mistakes. On Tuesday, June 11, Miley Cyrus apologized for comments she made about the hip-hop community in a 2017 interview.
“I love [Kendrick Lamar’s song ‘Humble’] because it’s not ‘Come sit on my d–k, suck on my cock.’ I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little,” she told Billboard at the time. “It was too much ‘Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got my girl on my cock’ — I am so not that.”
The 26-year-old released a statement in the YouTube comments of a fan’s video which is titled “Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fav … Sorry,” where Kenya Wilson called out Miley for what she previously told the outlet.
“Miley Cyrus did some very racially insensitive things as far as cultural appropriation — that is what she did. Then, she had one magazine article where she said something she shouldn’t have said. She said something like I said, that was racially insensitive. We can talk about the Billboard article, where she doesn’t really like rap music anymore because she’s not in that space,” the YouTuber said. “It wasn’t the right thing to say, it was bad, it was racially insensitive, it had racist undertones and it wasn’t OK. Point blank, period.”
In response, the “Wrecking Ball” crooner admitted she regretted what she had said. “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,” she wrote. “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.’”
The blonde beauty continued to say she will do better in the future. “There are decades of inequality that I am aware [of] but still have a lot to learn about. Silence is a part of the problem, and I refuse to be quiet anymore,” she said. “My words became a divider in time where togetherness and unity is crucial. I cannot change what I said at that time, but I can say I am deeply sorry for the disconnect my words caused.”
The Tennessee native ended the lengthy post on a high note. “Simply said, I f–ked up, and I sincerely apologize. I’m committed to using my voice for healing, change and standing up for what’s right. Miley,” she said.
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