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Miley Cyrus Takes to Instagram to Clarify Hip-Hop Remarks

In the interview published Wednesday, Cyrus said sexually explicit lyrics "pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little"

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    Miley Cyrus has taken to Instagram to clarify remarks seen to some as denigrating to hip-hop music and rap lyrics.

    Cyrus, referring to remarks published in a Billboard interview, says she wants to be clear that she respects all genres of music. But, she says, she was asked about rap, and wanted to make clear that she is "gravitating more toward uplifting, conscious rap."

    She says she's come to understand, as she gets older, the effect that music has on the world, and she feels the younger generation needs "to hear positive powerful lyrics."

     

    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, & 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) I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I've collaborated with some of the very best! At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap! As I get older I understand the effect music has on the world & Seeing where we are today I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics! I am proud to be an artist with out borders and thankful for the opportunity to explore so many different styles/ sounds! I hope my words (sung or spoken) always encourage others to LOVE.... Laugh.... Live fully.... to be there for one another... to unify, and to fight for what's right (human , animal , or environmental ) Sending peace to all! Look forward to sharing my new tunes with you soon! - MC

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    In the interview published Wednesday, Cyrus said sexually explicit lyrics "pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little."

    Cyrus' new single comes out Thursday. She said her new song is unlike anything she's recorded before.