The last thing Miley Cyrus wants to be is problematic!
The Mother’s Daughter songstress took to the internet to once again apologize for comments she made about the hip-hop community back in 2017, letting her critics know that she “f**ked up” with her word choice at the time.
For those who forgot, the former Disney star faced backlash
While the songstress issued a lengthy apology, she continued to be haunted by backlash over the comments. So, when YouTube user Kenya Wilson brought up the controversy in a recent video, Mileybird decided to address the subject yet again.
On Monday, the 26-year-old took to the comments section of the May 31 video titled “Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fav…Sorry” with a sincere apology, admitting that her initial remarks were “insensitive” because she didn’t take her privilege into account.
“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.’”
Way to acknowledge the whole picture, gurl!
“There are decades of inequality that I am aware of, but still have a lot [to] 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 f**ked up and I sincerely apologize. I’m committed to using my voice for healing, change, and standing up for what’s right.”
AH-Mazing. She is learning!
The initial buzzworthy comments came up when Billboard asked the star if folk singer Melanie Safka, whom she performed with in 2015, had influenced her. Miley said yes, but added:
“But 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 d**k, suck on my c**k.’ 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 c**k‘ — I am so not that.”
After her comments sparked fierce outrage, the artist took to Instagram to address her words. She wrote in the since-deleted post:
“When articles are read it isn’t always considered that for hours I’ve spoken with a journalist about my life, where my heart is, my perspective at that time, and the next step in my career. Unfortunately only a portion of that interview makes it to print, and a lot of the time publications like to focus on the most sensationalized part of the conversation. So, to be clear, I respect ALL artists who speak their truth and appreciate ALL genres of music (country, pop, alternative …. but in this particular interview I was asked about rap).”
Wow. The tones in these two apologies are so different!
2017 Miley was defensive and basically just blamed journalism, while 2019 Miley is taking responsibility for her words. She’s come a long way!
Do U think this apology makes up for everything?
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