The Likes of Miley Cyrus and Hip-Hop. : ThyBlackMan

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Likes of Miley Cyrus and Hip-Hop.

June 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

( So, Miley Cyrus has decided she wants to return to being a “wholesome” white girl that makes music in a manner that is acceptable. So, she decided she actually does want to marry, and marry “well”. Honestly, I have no problem with this at all. Truth be told Miley Cyrus, and no one like her, should have every been allowed to gain a pass to feel they could be comfortable within OUR culture. Yes, hip-hop is open to all…but it is a sub-genre in BLACK culture. Now that she has returned to herself she decided to open her mouth and speak against practices she had a hand in committing.

Notice I didn’t say she spoke against hip-hop per se because that in itself is multi-faceted and she was nowhere near the core of such. The problem isn’t her return to self…but the hypocrisy she chooses to voice to achieve such. You see, she was never going to return to self without spiting on what she engaged in regarding hip-hop. Some of us have been waiting for the shoe to drop because it was only a matter of time before she fixed her mouth to talk crazy.

Miley Cyrus praised Kendrick Lamar’s “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.” She literally can’t talk about this without receiving an earned backlash. Bottom line, this is the same woman that liked playing with “cocks” openly. Her stage performances were the things grade A raunchy is made of, and even though she’s growing she must own that. It’s cool to grow up, and lean towards the more conscious aspect of hip-hop, but don’t you dare speak down on the element you USED.

She stated she “can’t listen to” rap music anymore, but Miley Cyrus appropriated sound and esthetics as she built her badass public presence. However, when appropriate she took it off and discarded her trash. Please don’t think that didn’t have a hand in her current “re-kindling of love”, and engagement. There was no way she was going to marry Liam Hemsworth, brother of actor Chris Hemsworth, behaving like a “hip-hop heathen”. I don’t have it in me to believe this is a genre she ever loved, because the truth is she could have praised Kendrick Lamar’s single without taking shots at hip-hop.

As annoyed as I am with Miley Cyrus…I take more of an issue with black hip-hop artist, primarily male, and listeners that give the likes of Miley Cyrus an audience. Truth be told we let her in, and this was the outcome. I can say this frankly because I have never supported her, the appropriation of culture nor black women. I was furious when she thought it ok on a stage to get that close to the behind of a black woman, and couldn’t believe the sister allowed such. At some point, we must be able to discern when someone has an appreciation for our culture verses those that use it for gain. What Miley Cyrus did was not okay, but what we allowed is far worse. Hope it was a lesson learned to keep the likes of Miley Cyrus out of our culture’s embrace. No matter how much you love the snake…it will still bite you.

Staff Writer; Christian Starr

May connect with this sister over at Facebook and also Twitter


One Response to “The Likes of Miley Cyrus and Hip-Hop.”
  1. Natasha J. says:

    There will be another Miley Cyrus sooner or later. Black People need to stop giving out Black Cards when it comes to Culture, Music, and so on.

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!