Miley Cyrus
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Back in 2013, Miley Cyrus made it her mission to embrace an edgier persona. She teamed up with celebrated hip-hop producer Mike WiLL Made-IT to record Bangerz, recorded a rap verse on Mike’s Jordan tribute “23”, and made twerking a signature part of her shows.

These days, she says she’s backing away from the genre… WTF?

In a new Billboard coverstory, the 24-year-old pop star explains her new music, which she refers to as “rootsy”, while saying she’s walked away from hip-hop “a little”, essentially calling hip-hop materialistic and overly sexual.

“I 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*ck, suck on my c*ck.’ 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.”

Following her comments in the new Billboard piece, Miley garnered some backlash, claiming she’s been appropriating hip-hop since her last album.

Check out some of the chatter from Twitter below (spotted by Complex):

Elsewhere in the interview, Miley addresses the controversy she received for her 2013 MTV VMAs performance, when she used black back-up dancers. “It’s mind-boggling to me that there was even a controversy around me having black dancers. That became a thing, where people said I was taking advantage of black culture, and with Mike [WiLL Made-It] — what the f*ck? That wasn’t true. Those were the dancers I liked!”

Wow, really Miley? What do you guys think? Tell us on social media.