Miley Cyrus may have hammered the final nail into hip hop's coffin. The 24-year-old Tennessee native has given up rap/hip hop for good. In a cover interview for Billboard magazine, Cyrus said rap music's "sexually explicit" lyrics about women "pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little."

Miley is pictured above with rapper Big Sean in a photo dated Mar. 5, 2017.

Naturally, she was dragged on social media -- particularly Black Twitter -- for speaking her mind. The backlash led Cyrus to try and clear up her statements on Instagram.com.

"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!"

But, she added, "At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap!"

"I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics!" she wrote.

Cyrus says she hasn't touched marijuana or drink in three weeks -- the longest she's every gone.

Cyrus is credited with helping to ruin singer Robin Thicke's marriage to actress Paula Patton after "twerking" with the father-of-one on the 2013 MTV Music Awards.

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

  • Coy little wink

    Dear wack bish...leave marijuana outta this!

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Bye Miley!! NOBODY TOOK YOU SERIOUS ANYWAYS! I GUESS THE DRUGS WORE OFF AND SHE IS WANTING TO GET MARRIED NOW!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    She returned to her roots AND the rap music that is out now is horribly disrespectful. #Good4Her

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    rap music’s “sexually explicit” lyrics about women “pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little.” Hip hop has always been like this so why did you even get into it?

  • imright

    another culture vulture ???

  • sherri2016

    Who listened to her anyways

  • JENNYJONES1

    JUST ANOTHER WHITE ARTIST USING BLACK ARTISTRY TO GET AHEAD AND THEN GET THE H3LL ON WHEN THEY GOT WHAT THEY WANT OR SOME KEEP UP THE FACADE B/C THE MONEY IS JUST SO GOOD & THEY COULDN'T MAKE IT ANY OTHER WAY AS AN ARTIST. CAN ANYONE SAY ROCK & ROLL WHICH WHITES LIKE ELVIS STOLE FROM BLACKS LIKE CHUCK BERRY...........JENNY JONES!!!

  • imright

    i am glad shes returning to Country. i was tired of seeing her boney ass flopping all over stages !!! looking like a raw chicken ??

  • Fred G sanford

    It's shouldn't be called rap music anymore it should be called yung dudes in skinny jeans

  • stav

    I'm crying!

  • guest

    not surprise! that's what most white folks do after they have used us and our Afro=american culture go back to "their roots".

  • Renee26

    That helfa never crossed over to hip hop...she's alternative rock at best...typical dope head music. She's returning to Hanna Montana status good for her because the last album sucked...I haven't liked anything of hers since Bangerz

  • CookieMobster

    I'm glad she stopped using. Let's see how long it lasts. She is right about rap music and hip hop. It is so vulgar. All about hoes and head and bread. What the world.

  • Renee26

    that's what it is...her azz was just a furry a second ago, running around majority naked (screaming for respect huh), getting high as every, and swinging naked on wrecking balls...her boyfriend doesn't like that persona so she's reinventing herself

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Exactly!! ????

  • Patricia

    "young gay dudes in skinny jeans". i fixed it for ya

  • Tlowe89
  • Tlowe89

    She was on some other stuff. I've never know marijuana make u behave the way she did, or does. Maybe she put the booze and coke down for 3 weeks

  • D. Curl

    Lmao. i couldn't have said it any better.

  • We Can Do This

    And we all know what that wrecking ball symbolized.

    Now she's a wholesome white woman ready to have white children. She had her fun is what she's saying.

  • Blak

    So after raping the culture and white washing it with her nastiness, she's white again? fucc outta here ho

  • klwbaby

    So now she feels hip hop is offensive to women?! Go sit your pill popping azz down somewhere....

  • RespectSelf

    good for her... Hey everybody lives and learns certain things are not for them

  • We Can Do This

    Lol! In another year she won't remember that part of her life even when someone plays a video of her. They have the power to do that...

  • Thismessismessy

    Miley has never been country. Or hip hop. Or any ONE genre. She's not "returning" to anything. Never understood the hate for this girl.

    http://tasteofcountry.com/miley-cyrus-country-music/

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    She's white trailer park trash with money. Bye red neck !

  • IAmLegend

    The truth is she lost her mind when her fiance left her and started acting out- hence hip hop twerking Miley. Then he told her the only way he would take her back is if she cleaned her act up. And she did so immediately. Sometimes a man will make a woman get it together, especially if he is on top of his shyt and she loves & respects him.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    So in other words she got her man back and is ready to be white again

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    In other words she is done milking hip hop so she is back to her sweet home Alabama roots. You're still trash Miley regardless of the genre?

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap!”
    Says the P-Popping wanna be...
    they need a VH1 special called "I Acted Black now Wanna Back"
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Makes sense....

  • Thismessismessy

    Not exactly immediately. They have been back together since end of 2015. I agree this may have some to do with him, but if she was trying to clean up a certain image JUST for him, why wait until mid 2017? There are black hip hop fans who quit hip hop or criticize it based on among other things... lyrical content. Hell @Cricket listens to jazz bc it makes her smarter supposedly allegedly and she posts here weekly. Her ass was in Rump Shaker video. Where is that backlash?

  • Nophace

    Hiphop wanted her for the same reasons she wanted it, her throat game!!! She won't be missed

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Her tattoos are random as hell and make her look filthier.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I'm surprised this is even being covered as music "news". Miley is a female Vanilla Ice; a talentless hack who exploited things and then left.

    I hope she keeps good on her promise because she won't be missed.

    And I don't recall her feeling some type of way about women being exploited in rap when she was shaking her barely clad, emaciated ass all over the place.

  • laidbackgal4real

    wow ...why did she drop hip hop ... it won't be the same without her ?

  • tintin

    THE HEFFA, THE NERVE!!
    She used black culture to get on and after the black people denounced her toothpick twerking a$$ she has no choice but to go back to country. Also country music makes a lot more money. Question is will they accept her vagabond a$$ back.

  • Phyllis

    Nothing wrong with change.. We all have our phases we go through, but as we get older we become more mature.

  • Miany

    like a real true trailer chick. unless she can clear that up, she will ALWAYS look dirty

  • Miany

    That man wants no parts of her "fake black act" im pretty sure he made her publicly denounce "hip hop"...

  • Miany

    If she was never hip hop why should she feel the need to denounce it?

  • IAmLegend

    Pretty much lol

  • chris

    Rap was not always like that. Hip hop was uplifting and inspiring until whites got their hands on it a pushed coons like nwa.

    But as long as she's been living so I get what you mean.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Right and as long as I've been living (I'm 28) that's how I remember it also.

  • ebonics

    LOL!!!

  • datATLboi

    Will Big Sean EVER date black women again? lol - Charlemagne

  • ebonics
  • laidbackgal4real

    Serious tho ?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Ohhh ok so walking around pretty much naked and twerking on teddy bears every chance you get isn't degrading oh ok....

  • Shira Harding-James

    OMG she looks so dirty to me!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I think she's talented but in her own genre

  • Vegas1989

    she gas sine dumb tattoos on her...LOL...a water bottle, a cat, a ghost and some more dumb stuff. She remind me of this chick in the 7th grade that use to draw on her arm. And it look like she did...LOL

  • Mbailey

    EVERY woman should give up on hip hop and rap. These music genres are the reason boys and men don't know how to talk to women, and see them as nothing but sexual opportunities. If you love to bounce to fboi music, then you're a fgirl----because they are talking about all women in music---since they see themselves as "Kings of the Puxxy Jungle."

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    ????? lmao

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    ????? if she wants to keep HIM she's gotta change. He probably gave her rabbid looking ass an ultimatum and erry'thang. Lol

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Be forreal, did she ever really do hip hop or did hip hop do her????

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I remember Christina Aguilera got with her first husband and he made her do the same thing, you know clean up her 'durrty' image, it worked for awhile but the marriage ended up crumbling. If your'e gonna make changes do it because YOU want to not to please someone else. I think Miley STILL has a wild/twerk/black side to her.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Those tatts look like the story's of multiple drunken nights.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I won't argue that

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    If Rihanna had the same interview, she would get less support...
    Certain use the "culture" and leave and it is okay as she was "being young" daddy must be happy

  • toni walker

    She threw her boyfriend an NWA themed birthday party so I don't think he made her denounced anything!

  • toni walker

    The white kids buy hip hop records so lyrical content means nothing to them but entertainment about what they think as so-called "black culture" is! And Miley also threw her boyfriend a NWA themed party no too long ago! And nobody hates Miley calm down she is not worried about you dear!

  • toni walker

    Miley just had an NWA themed party not too long ago that is a quick turn around! Plus Black Women have always been disrespected inrap music and Black Women still support rap!

  • Phyllis

    But I feel it's nothing wrong with a quick turnaround . I'm not bringing race in this, I'm just saying that if I was a promiscuous woman in the past and got married, I'm a changed woman. Or if I was a drug addict before, that does not mean I'll be one forever. It sometimes amazes me how some want or expect to see you in a bad light forever. You just never know what's going on in folks lives to make them act how they do is my point..

  • Meme

    Ooo yes I remember that (I wish I didn't) her twerking against Robin thicke and giving her self the giant finger oh the shame of it that was very embarrassing it was just plain nasty and I'm cringing at the memory. I hope she's getting the help she clearly needs

  • V Dubb

    RIP...Hip Hop has lost better

  • Malcom Flex

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
    THAT IS WHAT BECKS AND BRAD DO... they USE they WIN they MAKE MONEY appropriating BP then they go back to being white.

    BM were some of this chick's biggest fans and she pissed all over them HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  • Malcom Flex

    No she's doesn't shes a white disney country girl and was just playing. Hiphop is ANTI FAMILY and most WP don't agree with the values promoted by hiphop.

  • Malcom Flex

    AGREED.
    I stopped supporting, buy, etc. rap hip hop at least 15 years ago. For the reasons you stated and cause its ANTI BLACK FAMILY. Poison music bad for black kids.

  • Malcom Flex

    Who currs?

  • dontgetblocked

    So rap made her sit her little naked azz on a wrecking ball and swing for four minutes while screeching? She did what smart snow bunnies do. Walk on the wild side and then repent. She was tri-sexual last year but now she wants to stay with that white man so she's cleaning herself up. She's still salvageable because she didn't publicly get passed around by a bunch of black men like the Kartrashians. Can't be mad at her because black folks always want to give someone a ghetto pass. She threw it back in our faces.

  • Malcom Flex

    Her WHITE MAN made her cut it out he doesn't like black usa culture, he's from Oz ...

  • Malcom Flex

    Thats what I said upthread the white man say hold up with your wigga routine Im not down and she said yes sir.

  • Malcom Flex

    Oh yes he did.

  • dontgetblocked

    That's exactly what happened.

  • dontgetblocked

    She'll be fine because she and father have a base there. They can still forgive her because she really didn't publicly date any black men like the Kartrashians.

  • Malcom Flex

    Yes she did. BP so quick to embrace stealing white chicks. Really, though, its the black males fault. Her producers were black males. Bm love to defend and promote WW, but always talking about their hate for the white man, can't have it both ways, Jerome.

  • dontgetblocked

    Pharell was one of her biggest supporters. She wants to calm down and marry this dude so she threw on a pink dress and turned innocent and sweet again. The tattoos will be gone soon.

  • T Kenny

    shes trash either way.

  • Goddess™

    ???

  • Unhappy American

    OK THEN ?

  • leapyearpisces

    Yep, this has been going on for eons, speaking of which, I have noticed when I go into stores, I see white couples with an older bi-racial child, and then younger white ones, indicative that the mother had a "black man stage", and when she realize that "holding the white woman on a pedestal" only last so long, decided to hop back over to Billy Bob. I have been seeing that a lot lately, and yes I have heard the older bi-racial child refer to the white woman as "mom".

  • leapyearpisces

    Some of us will NEVER learn, and like you said, because she didn't get publicly tossed around with the brothers, all is forgiven. Thi's shat is HILARIOUS, her lily white azz sitting up there in that Lil Bo Peep pink azz dress like she is pure as the driven snow, like she wasnt humping life sized bunnies and BBW a couple years back.....these negros she used should feel stupid (talking to you Mike Will Made It), but they won't.

  • Fire & Ice

    I didn't know she part of hip hop???

  • Tea??

    She wasn't lol just wasn't successful at appropriating it like she had hoped after she got a little attention from "twerking". Plus her clean cut white boyfriend took her back so I guess she has to do damage control ?????

  • Bob Dilla

    It's bad for Black Culture

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Exactly she is already saying she is still gender neutral or gender fluid. Doesn't understand how her husband to be is just masculine ?! So I can see this going the distance !

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Who said that Miley? She just needs to have a stadium full of seats.

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly ! See you took the words out of my mouth. She such a culture vulture. ?

  • Vonn

    After her raw chicken looking ass danced across the world half naked, she wants to be positive. miley virus sit your druggie ass down.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Thank you. Lololol

  • Coco

    I don't even think it's black people giving "ghetto pass", it's only black men. Have you ever noticed all these women rarely collaborate with BW. JLO was only featured BM, so did Miley. She even tried to come for Nicky. Iggy had TI defending her more than he ever defended his own wife in the media. They have black producers behind them, sometimes they take songs from BW to give these girls.

    I'm glad she's dragging and embarrassing them.
    And every time BW dare to say something we're bitter and jealous of snow queens.

  • Coco

    Hip hop made her do it! Haven't you heard? But worry not, country is here to save the beautiful princess ?

  • Coco

    Country is also just as vulgar as hip hop, rock is even worse. white people stay dragging hip hop thru the mud because it's black male dominated.

    The biggest way for a white girl to show rebellion is getting with black men. N!ggas don't care about being used, as long as it's a white girl.
    I'm glad she's talking sh!t.

  • Coco

    But she's talking about country music as if it's perfect genre of respect of women.
    It's racist to only call out hip hop's misogyny and profanity but stay quiet at country vulgarity. White people do this all the time and get away with it.

  • Coco

    What she's denouncing is hanging around so many black men. But she can't say that, so she'll call it hip hop.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso
  • Nataliegaye

    So she appropriated the culture, it didn't go as planned so now she is using her privilege to condemn the culture she was just appropriating so she can float back to her lilly white country world.....Girl Bye

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Hahaha, Black folks always be so big mad and offended when a "loyal" White woman turns her back on us. That shat is soooo funny to me. She's just your average Becky: Let the ni99a's run through her for fun, claim gang, and then when it's time to get serious about life they turn their backs as if it never happened so that they can get properly chose and wifed by a good ol White boy.

    At what point will we see/smell the set up before the bamboozle?

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    I love you and all that you fonted.

  • bella28498 .

    She done slumming with you ni99as lol....Typical wp chit. she has to clean that act up if she wanna snag herself a powerful white man.

  • bella28498 .

    good point

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Uggh with her ten yr old boy shaped body, glad she's wearing clothes now.

  • Neva RuthLess

    You ain't know the tea? Black men are leaving white and other non black women as poor single mothers at astronomical rates. Everyday I see white women and old white grandparents raising black men's biracial children ALONE, and the trifling mf is nowhere to be found. Stats have confirmed that black men married to white women have the highest divorce rate in the country. 92% of black men's biracial children are out of wedlock and 88% on welfare. White women finding out the hard way just like we black women did.

  • Neva RuthLess

    When will black women stop excusing black male misogyny and dysfunction? Black men deserve to be dragged through the mud for hip hop amongst other things (I could go all day). Black men are the only men to build a genre of music that glorifies violence and disrespect of their own people. Something is very wrong with many black men.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Which is why black men need to stop producing and promoting their foolishness

  • leapyearpisces

    Girl, no!!!!! I had NO idea!!! I am serious. Wow. Now ain't that about nothing as old folks say. LOL. So it isn't "us" black women after all....LOL.

  • Neva RuthLess

    When will black women stop it!? Nobody cares about what white people are doing or what music they make! We need to focus on why black men are obsessed with destroying their own people. White people are not shooting, assaulting, committing battery, tobbing, raping, and molesting black men, women, and children at astronomical rates. But black MEN are.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Girl it never was. Just Google black men 92% biracial children and the study should show up. Black men and black male patriarchy are inherently dysfunctional. I'm done with black men forever, I know better now.

  • leapyearpisces

    Ok, I will look up when I have time, and thanks for the info.

  • Coco

    But this conversation is about a white woman calling out hip hop and talking about going back country. As if it's the perfect world without misogyny. The fact that she feels she can do this is a racist.

    It's up to parents to raise their kids, you can't expect musicians to do it for you. It's up to parents to show their kids consequences of crimes.

  • Coco

    With each day that goes by, more and more black women are calling out black men on their ish! We get called bitter, angry, too sensitive by black men and black women who enable them, but that's not stopping us. Black men are even using the words "black feminists" as insult because they know some black women are not keeping quiet anymore.

    Rap isn't the whole genre that glorifies violence, disrespect and what not, it's happens in other genres too. And there are so many positive rap songs.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Yep. The chickens have come home to roost. I'm so tired of black men blaming black women for everything when they can't keep nothing together even with non black women.

  • Lisa daniels

    raw chicken looking ass .....

    Dead x 5

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp...now she wants to clean up that trashy image of hers so she has to 'abandon' hip-hop??? It's not like millions of black folks are checking for for her anyway....

  • Miany

    Oh I know.. I'm just being sarcastic.. THIS is why I am not quick to give yt folk "hip hop cred" ...I still side eye EMINEM even though many folk love him.

  • Miany

    NWA is sorta considered a part of "pop culture" if they were not before, they have been since the movie/ accolades. We all know that he did not appreciate her wild ways... all she had to do was say I stopped smoking/drinking. If she said more it is either because she is just that dumb or she was asked to.

  • Coco

    Right! They get so much hype. Maclamore got a Grammy over Kendrick Lamar. And people even compare nicki with Iggy. Smh

  • Interracial_NOT

    Another post being negative towards blacks. What kind of blog is this?

  • Miany

    Exactly...now where is Maclemore?? He faded into obscurity because he was nothing more than a gimmicky rapper.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    How fortunate for Miley- her white privileged allows for her to wipe her slate clean and dismiss it all to the influence of black culture.

    When are we going to learn...

    (Breaks down cigar to roll up)

  • BlueHousen

    But the culture persists that white artists get more credibility when they mix it up with black artists. Look at Justin Timberlake, what he had to do to save his career.

  • BlueHousen

    It's sarcasm at it's best. How many times have we seen white folks reel in talented or rich artists, athletes, etc. extract what they want, then kick the no longer usable to the curb. Kanye comes to mind.

  • Floriduhh Evans

    She never WAS hip hop just a blood sucking culture vulture who used thirsty black artists to shed her Disney image. Good riddance

  • Coffee1st

    You made me stop chewing my food.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true...

  • BlueHousen

    Oh, and one more, Robin Thicke and his collabs. He even ditch the one thing that gave him strong appeal with black folks. Can you guess.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I can't guess... What did he ditch???

  • BlueHousen

    Paula.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!! But he tried hard to get her back though...

  • Vonn

    Lol. I know you remember those pics.

  • Lisa daniels
  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    She is one of those people that looks dirty even after a bathe . So does Christina Aguillara , Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan . It's my opinion and I'm sticking to it . Oh Lil Wayne too ?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lmao yes!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Kesha too

  • JayCee087

    Who didn't see this coming? All desperate white artists (hell even some clean cut black artists) engage in ratchetry to further legitimize their relevancy and get a little street credit then move on to other genres.

    Black people love to be used and abused.

  • Vonn

    That's one classy skank.

  • Lisa daniels

    I bet her daddy so proud.

  • Vonn

    He is, Billy Ray is a hillbilly.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Oh you are right Kesha that was Ke$ha ... dirty bird. I gave a pass since did she was felt up by her menager. ?? She looks stank too though..,

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I bet the stench underneath her breasts are ghastly! Lol

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Ewwwww....

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Ikr

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Yeasty ....,

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    ??????

  • Joshua McDowell

    Don't forget her godmother is Dolly Parton who is legendary in country music

  • Joshua McDowell

    Tennessee roots to be exact

  • Joshua McDowell

    Thank God she grew her hair back. Hated the short look on her. And Miley was never into hip hop like that. Yes her last album, which was pretty good by the way, did have a urban/hip hop influence and she collaborated with rappers but she did not crossover to hip hop. She was still consider pop. Plus I needed to do something to get rid of her Disney wholesome image. It was no different from what Britney Spears did to shed her good girl America's Sweetheart image and Christina Aguilera. I think country music is her niche. That's where she comes from. Let's not forget that her godmother is Dolly Parton, country music's royalty.

  • Unaffiliated Voter

    Good luck with that. I guess her management team figured that her crazy sham of an act wasn't working anymore...so they probably told her something like "maybe if you went back to how you were years ago, fans might come back." What a joke!