Users beware: If you do no’t want to stick with it forever and ever, do not tweet it.
If there is anything Twitter users do not like, it is a wishy-washy poser. And if precedence is any indication, Twitter is generally unforgiving towards those who are caught on both sides of a fence and towards those attempting to switch sides.
Miley Cyrus did not get this memo, as she was caught dancing to a Migos song after she clearly stated that she could not listen to hip-hop music anymore. Twitter dragged her like they never have anyone before.
After her year-long phase of partying and twerking alongside bodacious, ethnic women, Cyrus decided that enough was enough. During an interview with Billboard in May 2017, the artist insinuated that hip-hop just wasn’t her anymore.
After revealing that she “grew up” alongside folk singer Melanie, Cyrus said, “But I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song [“Humble”]: ‘Show me somethin’ natural like a** 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,” she continued. “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.”
(She followed her statements up with significantly less hip-hop sounding music.)
Twitter was quick to reference this interview and those statements in particular, as the “Malibu” singer danced around in a leprechaun-themed costume to Migos’ “Ric Flair Drip.” She even tagged Cardi B and Offset after she posted the video.
“The culture vulture strikes again….” wrote a Twitter user.
A Hip-Hop Phase
During her stint of releasing hip-hop influenced tracks, some accused her of using the culture to boast her music career. Once she left hip-hop behind, those same people got a feeling that they were right. After this incident, the ones who accused Cyrus of cultural appropriation had all the ammunition they needed.
“She’s a hypocrite. She ‘distanced’ herself from hip hop she didn’t agree with, then post herself dancing to a migos song. Artist who make the exact type of music she so-called distanced herself from. F**k Miley Cyrus,” a Twitter user posted.
they’re coming for you 😭 pic.twitter.com/SL1t7NQYes
— la bella vita (@tiredofrumors) March 17, 2018
“Offset, Cardi, Please do not give this Culture Vulture the time of day,” wrote another user. One commenter tweeted, “Who is she appropriating… the Irish, Dr. Suess or hip hop culture? Pick one.”
“Stop disrespecting our culture…”
Even rapper Chika chimed in, calling Miley Cyrus “f**cking aggy.” “She did a WHOLE a** interview talking about how rap is mindless and vulgar. She got bored with strumming that banjo and came right back around. f**k outta here,” the rapper said.
“Stop disrespecting our culture when it’s convenient. ESPECIALLY if you’re just gonna try to appeal to your fanbase by being ‘edgy’ and playing hip hop. We see right through you, fam.”
The backlash and memes seemingly never ended in the singer’s Twitter comments, but she still found time to post an accompanying video. Minutes after posting the first clip, Cyrus posted a second recording of her dancing in a different spot but listening to the same song.
Your last album went double aluminum and now you're back on black culture after trashing us. Culture vultures 🙄
— Sylvester Iverson (@prinzjfc) March 18, 2018
The singer never responded to any comments, nor did she feel the need to explain herself. Cardi B and Offset also ignored the mentions from Cyrus and hip-hop fans.
Is Miley Cyrus appropriating hip-hop culture after she slammed it? Tell us your thoughts in the comments and SHARE this article.