Miley Cyrus covers Billboard: “I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer”

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus covers the June 22 issue of Billboard Magazine with the caption “Miley 2.0.” I suppose monokinis are part of her new look to promote the monotonous and underwhelming “We Can’t Stop” single, and at this point, we should just feel grateful that she’s no longer wearing the Borat-style monokini that showed off everything but the nips. I know that as a 20-year-old woman, Miley should receive certain allowances for doing odd things while maturing into her eventual true persona — god only knows I did terribly embarrassing things at age 20 and dated all the wrong dudes — but I just wish that Miley was self aware enough to realize that she’s been making fun of pop stars who sell sex instead of music while simultaneously promoting her new single with her Instagrammed rack and bizarre new gold tooth.

Anyway, I will hold out hope that for Miley’s next record, she will return to country, but Billboard claims that Miley’s current release is “mixing hip-hop edge with country twang,” which sounds slightly interesting if true. Mixing genres is always eventful if nothing else and sometimes meets with playworthy results, such as Gangstagrass. Yet I remain skeptical in Miley’s case because she seems like she’s really trying to be scandalous by singing about dancing with Molly and doing lines in “We Can’t Stop.” This Billboard interview is more of the same talk that we’ve already heard, but there are some new tidbits. Get ready though because Miley drops the term “hood music,” which she claims is not her goal because her “talent is as a singer.” Poor girl, I like her so much and wish I possessed her enthusiasm and lust for life, but she has no range as a singer at all. Also, is her “hood” mention offensive at all? I can’t tell.

Miley Cyrus

To the photographer: “This is the worst spot to stand. Look, I’m not fat or anorexic-I just know my angles,” Cyrus instructs the cameraman. She then goes over the scripts, which are a little too cutesy for her taste-the copy riffs on the title of her new single, “We Can’t Stop,” released just the day before. “I hate it when people make puns out of my song titles,” she says, before adding with a slight smile, “Should I do a Christian Bale and start freaking out?” She’s kidding, of course.

On her past: “Right now, when people go to iTunes and listen to my old music, it’s so irritating to me because I can’t just erase that stuff and start over. My last record [2009's EDM-inflected Can't Be Tamed] I feel so disconnected from-I was 16 or 17 when I made it. When you’re in your 20s, you just don’t really know that person anymore. I want to start as a new artist. I consider my upcoming album my first, really.”

On “We Can’t Stop”: “I didn’t make this song for the critics, but for the people living it,” she says, dragging on a cigarette between shoots. “I’m 20 years old and I want to talk to the people that are up all night with their friends. It’s based on a true story of a crazy night I had: When I heard the song for the first time, it captured exactly what I was living.”

She’s not jumping on a bandwagon: “I’ve always wanted country-rock influences, but now I’m moving over to a more urban side. It’s not a hip-hop album, though-it’s a pop album. I’m not coming in trying to rap. It’s more like, ‘I don’t see any girls out there doing what Miguel and Frank Ocean are doing.’ We’ve been calling it ‘count-step,’ because it’s like country, dubstep and a little trap. I love the Lumineers, but I also love French Montana, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Dolly Parton. If you could put Dolly, some Adele and Juicy J together, you’d have that weird balance.”

She’s bucking the trends: “A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj. That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer. We were inspired by One­Republic, and the way Timbaland used to do those big ballads.”

Her outstanding work ethic: “I never stop working, ever-I put my track list together this morning. I want my record to be the biggest record in the world, and I’ve given everything to get here, even down to friends and family and relationships-I’ve just put this music first. That’s been kind of a trip: It’s not like I’m losing who I am-I actually found out more about who I am by making this music. I’m going on a journey, and that’s more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say. And I’m still going to change so much. Because I’m not the same person I was six months ago-I’m not even the same person I was two weeks ago.”

[From Billboard]

You know, I get it. Miley really wants to make a name for herself outside her Disney “Hannah Montana” alter ego. I fully understand that she wants to leave the glitter and hair extensions of that persona behind her, but it still kind of grates that she seems to resent the job that made her millions and guaranteed her the financial freedom and peace of mind that is now allowing her to go out and try and forge a new path. She has no idea how lucky she really is, but I guess all troubles are relative.

Since Miley name-dropped Juicy J in this interview, I guess it’s as good a time as any to stop ignoring these photos of her twerking onstage at a Juicy J concert about a week ago. You know how Miley loves to twerk.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

And here’s a back view of the half-sweats/half-jeans that Miley wore to that MySpace event a few evenings ago. The black vinyl jacket looked a lot better from the front.

Miley Cyrus

Photos courtesy of Billboard and WENN

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  1. Caity says:

    I agree Miley is trying way too hard pushing her new edgy image, but I actually really like “we can’t stop”. I found it got better the more I listened to it, the first time I didn’t like it at all.

  2. Jennifer12 says:

    Remember when people jumped on another poster in the last Miley thread for talking about racism? It’s subtle, and it’s not hateful, but it’s condescending. HOOD MUSIC? WTF is that supposed to mean, rich girl? They wanted to make you the “white Nicki Minaj”? How about just saying make you another Nicki Minaj? I never thought much of this girl one way or another, but then she opened her mouth. She can’t sing, and her self importance grates, but try being grateful for what you once had and did because now you have freedom to try other things. And with your lack of talent, that won’t last.

    • menlisa says:

      ALL OF THIS!
      Hood music?!
      She is.. I have no words. No words.

      I wish people would stop using her age as an excuse.

    • WTF says:

      I generally don’t have an opinion about this entitled little brat, but she is starting to work my nerves. “Hood Music”?
      Go somewhere and have a big steaming cup of shut the f**k up!
      I can only hope that she says something stupid like this within swinging distance of a “hood” musician, and they slap the stupid out of her mouth.

      • Hakura says:

        @WTF – “I can only hope that she says something stupid like this within swinging distance of a “hood” musician, and they slap the stupid out of her mouth.

        Maybe we’ll get lucky, & her new ‘grill’ will fly out with it. ¬_¬

    • bns says:

      The way white people pretend that racism doesn’t exist anymore astounds me. Like, how can you be so ignorant?

      • judyjudy says:

        Yeah, white people are so stupid. Don’t they realize how awful it is to generalize a group based on the color of their skin? Pfft…white people…

      • Lucky says:

        Judyjudy- hilarious, and yes racism is still a huge problem that we all need to deal with by communicating not demeaning people who are ignorant.

      • bns says:


        Those poor white people. So oppressed!

      • bns says:


        Poor white people. So oppressed!

      • bns says:


        Also, ignorance =/= stupidity. You can be an intelligent person and still be ignorant about certain topics.

      • ScrewStewrat99 says:

        Because it’s only white people that have the problem or don’t believe that it exists. *eye roll* Racism is in every race sadly. Not just white or black. Way to generalize!

      • bns says:

        ^ Is the 99 in your username the year you were born? Just wondering…

      • Patriciacamille says:

        She’s twenty, and she didn’t say anything offensive. I guess I missed the part where she was inflammatory, but I guess you assuming her racism based on her skin color has nothing to do with preconditions or racism. If nicki would have said that she was trying to be made into the black lady gaga that would have been acceptable…

      • bns says:


        Associating hip hop, rap and black people with the “hood” is indeed offensive, but I wouldn’t expect you to understand that.

        And her age is irrelevant and doesn’t excuse her ignorant comments.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        bns, you are right that racism still exists and many people ignore or deny that fact. But your comments above make me sad. Condemning an entire race and lumping them into one category such as “ignorant” is pretty much….racism. Then you belittle anyone who points that out, ignore the fact that many groups of white people have been oppressed, and many individual and groups of white people have fought racism and tried, successfully in many ways, to change our country for the better. I think you’re trying to be hurtful to white people, but that kind of hatred and anger really hurts you more than anyone else.

      • Veritas says:

        Yes, in your little world, only White people can be racist, not you.

      • Hakura says:

        @bnsGoodNamesAllTaken beat me to it, & did so quite elegantly.

        So I’ll just say this: My, aren’t we just downright unpleasant? (& just to clarify, that would stand true no matter what color you happened to be).

      • bns says:

        To all of the people above I’m done arguing about this, but it’s hilarious to me that you’re complaining about being generalized or stereotyped when minorities deal with it on a daily basis. As a white person, stereotypes are the least of your problems. Everyone is getting defensive because no one wants to be seen as a racist, but like Lucinda said below me, white people have a different perspective and different privileges and can have racist tendencies without meaning any harm.

        It was an interesting conversation anyway.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        @bns, nobody is saying that you don’t suffer from being stereotyped, or that white people have that same experience. I had a job assignment once that took me out of town with a colleague for weeks on end, and we went out to dinner together often. We were in a smallish PA town, and we went several times to the same popular bar/restaurant. Every time we went, I got this creepy feeling of unspoken hostility towards us, and I was asking myself, “are we sitting in somebody’s booth?” or “is it because he’s wearing a sweatshirt from the wrong team?” when it finally dawned on me, after I went there with another white woman and didn’t have that feeling at all, that it was because he was black. It made me realize what he must go through every day, and that I had been subjected to very little of that in my lifetime. Also how unaware I was that other people were treated that way on a regular basis.
        All I’m trying to say, and I think the other people, is that it’s not ok for ANYBODY to make those kinds of generalizations. It just perpetuates the wrong. Nobody should do it to you, and you shouldn’t do it to anyone else because it’s not right. It comes from a place of fear, or anger, or ignorance or hate and how will it ever stop if people, white or black, feel entitled to do it?
        Ok, the end.

      • Cathy says:

        Scientifically speaking, we are all the same race so basically people can only be bigoted and prejudice. While people will defend the idea that the ability to tan or express melanin better or the lack thereof of the aforementioned ability is a clear sign of race-but it is not. Point blank. Therefore Miley just sounds like an ignorant person who should stick to calling “hood music” rap or what not. Unless of course she specifically is listening to said music retrieved from the hood, but I highly doubt the latter.

        P.S. I would have been more offended if she referred to Renaissance music as Classical music. Such a noob move.

      • bns says:


        We’re not talking about science, we’re talking about reality.

    • Lucinda says:

      I’m white. I know racism still exists. (I have this argument with my husband all the time.). I also believe Miley can make racist comments without realizing they are racist. When we have to ask, “is this racist?”, it’s because we’re clueless. Kinda like the guy asking you if calling you “darlin” is offensive. It can be. I can also just be stupid. So she might be racist. She might also just be stupid (and young).

    • Marty says:

      @Jennifer12- I get where Miley is coming from, I really do. She wants to shed her Disney past and start a new phase of her life. Great, I’m all for it, but it’s her delivery that’s lacking. Her comments are ignorant and really turning me off of what she’s trying to do.
      Now, hopefully, people will see what I was trying to say the other day.

      • Liv says:

        I agree that her “hood”-talk is inappropriate, but I think we have to differentiate between the grill and the hood-talk. I don’t think the grill is borderline racism, but the hood-talk is indeed kind of racist, at least what she associates with it.

        Plus we probably all agree that Miley is not a racist, but insensitive or ignorant like you said.

    • Jennifer12 says:

      Don’t want to get too personal, but I’m a Jewish girl who was the minority in the neighborhood I was raised in. I’ve seen a lot of racism, some of it subtle and some of it horribly blatant. I think the blatant is actually preferable to the sneaky, ignorant racism. Much of my family is interfaith and interracial, and the asinine comments that have been aimed at us are mind boggling. (Example: my cousin is biracial and stood with his mouth open as someone disparaged my being Jewish in a vicious way to my cousin because he didn’t know we were related. Example 2: my African-American brother in law had my kids out for ice cream with his kids (their cousins and step-cousins) and got some awful remarks aimed his way about having white kids with him, like he was doing something to them.) We have not come nearly far enough as a society. We think we have, like Miley, who thinks being open and free is saying she likes “hood music” and not realizing how ignorant and racist that is. Wish Ice-T would tell her off; he was always good at that. As he once said to another fool, “What street are you from? Sesame Street?”

      • Kath says:

        Wow. People can be a-holes. I can’t believe the weird belief among Fox News-type circles that the only racism that exists is “reverse racism”. Really?!

        That said, I don’t think Ice-T is in a position to scold anyone. He may not be a racist, but his music was jaw-droppingly sexist.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        @Kath, racism and anti-Semitism is so prevalent in this society that it’s amazing we think we’ve progressed forward. I know IceT isn’t the prime example of manhood; he was very sexist for a long time, and still has hallmarks of it. With that said, Miley wouldn’t listen to the likes of Chrissy Teigen. She pretends to be about girl power, but is just another Spice Girl. Plus, I have affection for IceT for being so damn smart and articulate.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Hood Music as opposed to Trailer Trash Music?

  3. Amelia says:

    “I want my record to be the biggest record in the world, and I’ve given everything to get here, even down to friends and family and relationships – I’ve just put this music first.”
    Well, someone’s put her eggs in the wrong basket.
    The Hannah Montanna music was successful because of the novelty of it; catchy songs from a cute TV tween. IMO, Miley does not have the voice to be a successful recording artist.
    Did anyone else read that as a reference to her and Liam splitting up?

  4. RocketMerry says:

    Can I just say, she does not get a pass from me for being 20 and immature.

    I and most of my friends and colleagues were much, much more grown up and reliable and shenanigan free than she was (even though some of us were pretty screwed-up, on a psychological and life-experiences level).

    Being a loud, first-class moron and fame-starved immature brat is NOT a direct consequence of being 20.
    Enough of these excuses.

    • Emma13 says:

      +1 Thank You!! Just because she or anyone else is young is not an excuse for acting like a complete spoiled moron. I really liked Miley, she seemed relatable and really sweet (maybe that was due to Hannah Montana), now she just seems like an air-head. I’m still rooting for her that she’ll get it together, but I won’t hold my breath.

      Yes we all do stupid things sometimes, I’m in my early 20s and think “oh, maybe I shouldn’t have done that…,” but I learn from it! And I’m pretty sure my stupid moments aren’t just a reflection of being young, they’re a reflection of being human. I’m not saying you shouldn’t have fun while young and enjoy it, but you don’t have to act like an ass to do it and use being young as an excuse. End Rant :)

      • Brickyard Ute says:

        I know! She’s like your drunk friend at a party who gets applause (for all the wrong reasons) when she pulls her shirt down. Except she does not have anyone to tell her she is making an ass out of herself and to sit down! That twerking. It was barely cute in that first video but now its obnoxious and sad. Where’s that Mandy chick she used to make videos with? Someone needs to set Ms Hood Music straight

    • Amelia says:

      Nicely put by both of you :)

    • Spooks says:

      Thank you! I’m 20, most of my friends are too and we’re not morons. Probably becase we have better things on our mind, like college, than to worry about image.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        Exactly! I was 20 once and I wasn’t stupid. Maybe a little immature and a bit entitled and obnoxious (think the Hills with darker hair) since my college education was being funded by the Bank of Mom and a teeny part time job for spending $ but I wasn’t stupid nor was I an embarrassment to myself, my friends and my family. Sure I wore weird things but I wasn’t letting everything hang out everywhere.

    • Lucinda says:

      People also mature at different rates, especially considering the amount of guidance they are given. This girl has had to work it out pretty much on her own in front of the whole world. I’m glad you were more mature at 20. I was too. But look at where Lilo was at 20 and tell me Miley isn’t doing better?

      • Bijlee says:

        Well unlike Lindsay she had a relatively stable, wealthy, and loving upbringing and she does have a supportive family (and faerie godmother Dolly!!!) even if at the moment they aren’t friendly. Miley had a support system to turn to that did rest on some values (however conservative we may perceive them to be). Lindsay was used by her family from the get go. It’s not the fairest of comparisons. She doing a lot better than Lindsay was at that age, that’s for sure!

      • Lucinda says:

        She may have had support but I don’t think she was sheltered as much as she could have been. We saw her parents allow (and possibly encourage) behavior that was far too mature for her age. Given that, I think she’s doing far better than she could be.

      • Bijlee says:

        I still think its an unfair comparison. Stability with the Cyrus’s vs bats**t crazy money grubbing lohans makes a world of difference in how you turn out. Selena Gomez, Demi lovato, Hilary Duff are former Disney stars who have all had problems. But one thing is their families have provided them with stability, so they’ve never gone wild and IF they did as in demos case, they turned it around with the help of their families.

      • RocketMerry says:

        Agreed, Lucinda, she’s doing better than Lohan, but that was not the point of the post.

        The point was: being 20 is NOT an excuse to be moronic and “wild-child-ish”. You CAN be 20 and be mature. It has been done, and some people had pretty screwed up experiences to cope with while doing that.
        So let’s stop with that excuse.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      This +1! I’ve said as much in these blogs, but everybody still seems to think RiRi and Miley get a pass b/c they’re 20. What does age have to do with actiling trashy and being a fame ho? Jennifer Lawrence is just now 22 and I can’t imagine her behaving in any kind of ludicrous way screaming “Look at me! Look at me!” ugh. enough already.

  5. Yasmine says:

    No it’s not offensive, the slang for it is called hood music.

  6. Christin says:

    Back in her Hannah days, I remember thinking how she was probably set for life financially. All she had to do was learn from the former child stars who did it the right way.

    Instead, she’s now well on her way to being the type of spoiled, arrogant, try-hard former star who thinks her talent is much greater than it really is and seems ungrateful for the past that brought her fame and fortune. Much like two other female former child stars who are on here regularly, five or ten years from now, Miley will likely be as stuck in spoiled, clueless teen angst as she is right now.

    I think it will be even more of a circus now that her momager (who was described as a “groupie” years ago) is leaving BRC. Like him or not, I think he is the more grounded, conservative one when it comes to Miley’s image.

    • Yasmine says:

      Um No I was not being snarky. I don’t know where you guys are from but hood music is what a lot of people call it. Just because you don’t use it doesn’t make it an embarrassing comment. Look it up if you want. I personally don’t find it offensive. All black people aren’t sensitive about everything.

      • yup, me says:

        A lot of WHICH people. I have never once heard a person who ACTUALLY lives in the “hood” refer to “hood” music. This is more likely a term that outsiders (whatever their ethnicity) would use. No, all black people aren’t sensitive, but they’re not all conscious, either.

        On another note- Miley and Bieber are in the same phase. JT had his and so have many others. They’ll get over it and go dabble in/appropriate someone else’s culture and music soon.

  7. ruby says:

    “my talent is as a singer.” Ahaha ! Honestly she has one of the worst singing voices of the pop stars I have heard, and that’s saying something because most of them aren’t that great to begin with.

    “I’m going on a journey, and that’s more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say” Wow, just wow. I’m pretty sure my little sister who will be turning 20 soon is on a way more interesting and fulfilling journey. One that doesn’t involve narcissism, famewhoring and objectifying her body to sell sucky music.

    So much arrogance, so little talent…

    • ag says:

      Yeah, I have to say, that really irks me. I’m 19 and I have way more cop-on than Miley. Sure I get up to mischief, and I like to go out, and whatever, but I know that trying to cling on to a party-girl image is sad past 25, and the looks you have now don’t last. That’s why you plan beyond that, and I don’t think Miley has.

    • QQ says:

      Ruby I was JUST coming here to have a hearty laugh about “her talent is as a singer” coming from a twatwaffle that sounds like a lot lizard on a two pack a day smoking habit

      No honey, NO

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Ruby, those two comments stood out to me the most.

      First of all, her voice is completely terrible. It sounds better when singing country, but it still sounds far worse than most successful country music artists.

      Second, how can she judge what most 20 year olds are doing? She has no clue.

      • TheOneAndOnly says:

        Exactly her problem is she has no friggin TALENT, because if she did, as I’ve said on other chipmunk posts, she would use her millions to get a band together go on the road, and show everyone before packed venues, that she has it – who, in the 18-39 demo would pay to listen to her squeal and guffaw for 2 hours (assuming she had the stamina)?

  8. Jalopy says:

    WTF is hood music pray tell? Its absolutely offensive, how can there be any doubt?! She could have just named the specific genres you know!!! And it would have been much more informative too, I grew up in the “hood” and I have no idea what she means. Is she talking about hiphop or RnB or dancehall or neo soul or whatever else? What the feck was she saying?

  9. The Original Mia says:

    Just say rap music & move along, Miley.

  10. Dedrie says:

    99.9% of people disgusted with your fanatic antics might disagree.. but then we are out of touch losers for daring to challenge your Miss most beautiful Queen of gangster-rap, dub-dance twerk butt bouncing auto-tune suffering early mid-twenty career change challenges so must reinvent become oddly sub-overly exposed sexy.. how low must I go, shock to stay number one crisis..

  11. MoxyLady007 says:

    Miley is actually a crazy talented singer. She just doesn’t use the right medium to showcase her talent. Check it out. In case the link doesn’t worh it’s Miley singing Jolene.

  12. janie says:

    I’m not sure what she talking about? What is she trying to prove? She’s an adult? I’ve got a news flash.. you aren’t black! Hood music? Put some clothes and grow up! I agree.. stop giving her a pass because she’s 20! Are she & Kayne related? They are both so “deep”with their understanding of music & lufe.

  13. Asdfg says:

    “I’m going on a journey, and that’s more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say.”

    Uhmmm, most 20 year olds have to work 9-5 EVERYDAY. Don’t you think we would like to go on journeys whenever we felt like it?

    I’m sorry Miley, but you most likely would have never gotten to where you are now if it wasn’t for your father. The truth hurts.

    • Hakura says:

      @Asdfg – “Uhmmm, most 20 year olds have to work 9-5 EVERYDAY. Don’t you think we would like to go on journeys whenever we felt like it?

      I’ve been feeling this way a lot lately, especially after seeing Rihanna posing in both Paris, & London within the same week. I know I have more than quite a few people, I’ve been incredibly fortunate in life.

      But sometimes it just… feels unfair, you know? All the incredible opportunities to see *the world* wasted on someone like Rihanna, who’s main goals in travel seem to be to warble & bounce-around in bondage gear on stage, & snap vulgar selfies in front of cultural landmarks.

  14. lisa says:

    if she is still refusing to go away, can she at least get normal sized caps?

  15. pfeiffer87 says:

    It wasn’t long ago that she was saying she’d never heard a Jay-Z song…

  16. Nanea says:

    Name-checking Dolly and Adele?

    Seriously, Miley? Your voice and its range doesn’t even begin to come close to either of them.

    • Bijlee says:

      Aww leave her alone for that. Dolly’s her godmother and they seem really close. So it makes snese that she would mention her and her music. I love dolly. She’s a class act and is probably one of the major reasons why Miley isn’t as wild and irresponsible as she could be. Dolly’s awesome! It means there’s something right with BRC since she was willing to be the godmother of one of his kids….that’s huge.

  17. grabbyhands says:

    Jesus, we get it! You’re not a Disney tween princess anymore.

    Get a new shtick. PLEASE. Stop embarrassing yourself.

  18. bns says:

    What a dumbass. I want to slap her.

  19. Nev says:

    Obviously from some of the comments you can see that she’s 20. She gets a pass from me. Disney brain washing does a number on its artists. She probably parties to break free from the angst of that and her parents angst as well. She’s young and finding herself. Being engaged so young is angst ridden too and if she’s dealing with a cheating fiancé then of course she’s gonna be acting out.

    Her hair on the cover is happening.

  20. Bella Bella says:

    It’s official.

    She’s the female version of Beiber.

  21. lisa2 says:

    This is so true.. My nephew showed me this and it is just funny how true it is. She and Justin are playing on the fence and yet they want to be something else.

    (sorry if the language offends.. but watch if you want)

    • Bijlee says:

      Okay I’m not black but I love the word ratchet….sorry! I know what it means and it’s offensive and no one wants to be called that, but I just love that word. I want the meaning to change and mean bad ass instead! It’s just an awesome word. and that’s probably what Miley is trying to emulate. The bad assness of what SHE perceives from urban culture and the idea of being ratchet. For her it’s cool. Like nicki minaj cool.

      Her and Justin should date. I think she could be good for Justin. That kid has major problems from how much he’s being handled and taken advantage of. Miley had a leg up when she went through all that because of her supportive family. And yes her family WAS often supportive despite their troubles. She seems to know how to party without going to far or at least without going off the walls whereas he could use help in that department. Also they are both vapid twitter junkies. Anyways I think they would be good together. They both want to have fun. They both crave attention money fame. They at both weirdly hung up and being used by their “exes.” And are near the same levels of talent. They could be great together! Or they could be the second coming of Whitney and bobby so who knows..

      But this could just be my secret desire to round Ellen, Portia, Miley, and justin together and take a picture! They would make the cutest little family. All white, short haired and blonde

    • Beatriz says:

      I saw this the other day and laughed my ass off! Too true though. The songwriters of her song said she wanted a “black” sound. So her “idea” of being black is twerking, being ratchet, wearing grills…and THAT is offensive IMO.

      • cocomama419 says:

        Well if you went to one of my family reunions you would see just that AND some baby mama drama and weave pulling. If black people would stop doing foolish s*&* yet deeming it cool, acceptable behavior little white girls like Miley Cyrus won’t have “hood” stuff to capitalize on.

        Im not really annoyed by Miley Cyrus. She’s a young lady trying to find herself. And I find most of her antics immature, but amusing. What really grinds my gears are the white people commenting, trying to act all progressive and enlightened by calling out MC for being racist when half of y’all don’t even know what the urban terminology means.Hood music is another term for rap music. And I have heard numerous of “hood” people (people raised in a predominantly lower income AA communites use it) But because it’s an urban/black/ ebonic word coming out of a white girl mouth it’s automatically racist.You’re being racist by just assuming any black slang=ghetto=bad/offensive.
        Hood music=rap music. It’s you putting the negative spin on it.

        Unless you’re black, you really don’t know what is offensive to the African-American community so I wish people would please stop talking.

      • Beatriz says:

        I appreciate your response and you are probably right, I’m not black (I’m latin), so you probably know better.
        But I didn’t say she was being racist (I think you have to be really careful with that). I said that I considered it offensive (this goes beyond Miley though. She’s just a symptom). I apologize if I offended you in any way though.

      • Hakura says:

        @cocomama419 – I honestly took Miley’s reference in saying ‘Hood‘ to mean ‘Urban‘.

        I was a bit shocked to see so many people automatically taking it to be a really ignorant (*racist*) reference. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but even so, it’s nowhere near worth *stringing her up* for.

        Come on, guys. We have the Cracken, Leann, Chris Brown, Rihanna, & the virtually interchangeable members of the Kardashian Clan for that.

  22. scarlett says:

    She does remind me of looks and that desperation to appear and be “street” edgy and it’s like a couple of Chihuahuas trying to be Boxers. Sorry to use dogs as an analogy but that’s all I can think of. And I actually heard that her song on the radio and it’s just as terrible as I remembered it. It’s very uninspired.

  23. Kimbob says:

    The EGO & self-centeredness on this one!!! Due to her age, I’m gonna cut her a lot slack….BUT, I just canNOT w/her statement of, ‘I am by making this music. I’m going on a journey, and that’s more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say.’ Really Miley…really??!!

    I guess she just plain forgot to think about, or is totally unaware of all the 20-year-olds who are quietly attending university, studying to be our next cutting-edge researchers, who will be curing all kinds of diseases, inventing new nanotechnologies, green living, & God knows the list goes on & on.

    No Miley, you’re right…all 20-year-olds aren’t like you….some of them, MANY of them, have a higher calling than your vain glories.

  24. storyteller says:

    She’s on a journey of self-discovery by twerking on stage and stripping for magazine after magazine? Wow, that’s deep!

    What a silly girl.

  25. Turtle Power says:

    Are we talking about the same bitch who said she’d never heard a Jay Z song?


  26. drea says:

    I sort of want to give her a pass because she’s young, but I think we use that excuse too much these days. The way Hollyweird works, she hasn’t been “young” since she was 16. You could make an argument for her being emotionally stunted, but she—and her phalanx of lawyers, agents, publicists, music wranglers, etc.—know what they’re trying to do.

    I see her words, and I see she’s been given a PR workover. She talks like she’s a serious artist (ha, just look at the people she name-checked), but her music is still forgettable pop crap buoyed by cheap stunts designed to appeal to an impressionable and often misguided demographic. It’s easy to talk to the talk, it’s much harder to actually create a quality product. If she honestly believes that her particular brand of “talent optional” pop music is going to mean something/anything, then she’s gone flat out delusional.

    Also, SMDH at “hood music” and all the damn twerking (the way she does it, can we really call it that?).

  27. St says:

    Can someone finally tell Miley that she is not sexy and that no one thinks that she is sexy? And nobody wants to see her half naked all the time?

    She is so delusional that it’s sad. I have Déjà vu. Last time Miley was releasing an album she thought that she will succeed if she will put all her clothes away. Can she prove her ‘talent” in music other way? You know – like through music. Like so many other female artists do. And not undressing herself in every photo.

    And then in a few months she will put Megan Fox and will wonder why people don’t take her seriously and treat her like walking body in pants. Because that how you portray yourself. Somehow people like Britney Spears, Madonna, JLo (when she was younger) could present themselves looking sexy without being desperate.

    Miley just looks deaperate. It’s like she doesn’t believe that she can sell her music without selling her body. But her problem is that she is completely not sexual and never was. She it too tall, her face is very ordinary. And she just looks very pathetic and embarrassing. She is not woman that guys want to have sex with. She is their younger sister.

    P.S. You know it’s funny how Selena Gomez can release hit singles without undressing herself in every photo.

  28. Squeakie says:

    I wish she would commit to a big tattoo she obviously likes ink and most of her little ones are pretty lame (yet “full” of meaning)

  29. jane16 says:

    “…but my talent is as a singer.” ???? Say what? Has she ever heard real singers, like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Ann & Nancy Wilson, The Corrs, Chrissy Hynde, to name a few? Its kinda sad the way those pedophiles at Disney Channel make “singers” & “actors” out of their little victims. For most of these kids, it doesn’t last, because their only marginally talented and have to rely on digital fakery.

  30. Amy says:

    I knew that Can’t Be Tamed video would come to haunt her. A girl dressed as a bird in a cage? I guess it could be executed well but the whole video just made me laugh and roll my eyes. I just didn’t realize how little time it would take for Miley to become really embarrassed by it. I’m embarrassed for her!

    I have to say though, she has become much less annoying since Hannah Montana ended and I really like her short hair (maybe not dyed platinum blonde but it suits her). I just don’t think she has much of a future in this biz though–she cannot sing.

  31. Jarredsgirl says:

    Omg… she’s only 20? And she feels disconnected from her 17 year old self? Wait til you hit 25, girl.

    I hate those striped pants. H-A-T-E.

  32. StormsMama says:

    You guys—> she’s 20!
    She talks about an album she made* at 16 or 17 like “who is that girl? I’m so mature now!”
    Gotta love that.
    Look I’m 36. My 20s were great. 20 is what it is. Lets take this interview with the perspective of the intelligent community we are: she’s 20 and is trying to shake her wacky past off. Shed her Disney and daddy skin. I get it.
    She’ll embarrass herself enough. We don’t even need to critique. It’s a given BECAUSE SHE’S 20 and living in the year 2013.
    As lots of commenters often say “grab the popcorn”

    Me? I like her. Can’t help it. She reminds me of one of my bfs. I’m proud of her for cutting her hair and rejecting the cult of hair that is so pervasive in LA.
    As for the cult of body- well she seems to be showing it off because she’s trying to own her body. It was for sale her tween and teen years after all. I cut her slack for that.

    *I wish she wouldn’t “dis” her old stuff- shell learn she doesn’t need to do that- it undermines her fans’ feelings. And very real memories and money spent.

  33. HH says:

    Honestly, Miley is right. Juicy J, Waka Flocka, Future, Nicki Minaj, etc. is “hood music.” As a Black woman, when these songs come on the radio I think, “this sh!t is so hood.” Lol! Please don’t call it rap. Otherwise you’re putting them in the same genre as Tupac, Biggie, Nas, Missy, and other greats (mostly from the 90s because that was an amazing time for hip hop and rap). These people were actually telling stories and trailblazing. Their lyrics had meaning. I take no offense to what Miley said, but to my non-black posters reading this just know that sometimes things can come off differently (and rub us the wrong way) when said by someone of another race even ig there is no malicious intent. It’s all about perception and having different life experiences. Here’s to an open and honest discussion. Cheers!

  34. LozFromOz says:

    Ummmm, did anyone else try to work out how on earth to say her so-called new style of music, ‘count-step’ without it sounding like, well, you know?!

  35. Novaraen says:

    Whatever the hell Miley says…I don’t give a care. Why? Because I consider the source. The fact that her stupid words caused such a debate about racism is ridiculous. Here we go again being waaaay too overly sensitive and judgmental. Which is mainly why racism still exists. Get a grip people.

  36. Itsa Reallyme says:

    She’s hanging herself with her own rope at this point.

  37. Hakura says:

    I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.

    I immediately interpreted her use of the word ‘Hood to mean Urban, which I did not find offensive.

    I will say that she makes a faux-pas, by implying that no Urban music involves ‘singing’ (which I think would mean, from her perspective, that all ‘urban’ music was ‘rap‘ or the like, which is most definitely not true, & makes her sound ignorant of all the genres & styles that originated from Urban culture.)

    It was a stupid statement, yes. But not something I think is even remotely worth stringing her up for. There are so many much more worthy of our fire & pitchforks.

    (It’s like I’ve fallen through the looking glass… I seem to be almost defending her more & more, lately. I can’t decide which of us is on the ‘bad trip’ that’s caused it. xD)

  38. jennifer says:

    Help me out here please, WTF IS TWERKING??

  39. Str8Shooter says:

    ‘My talent is my music’


    Her ‘talent’ is being a wannabe wangsta chick and a famewhore.

    See you on Celebrity Rehab in a few years!

  40. Haystacks says:

    Dude…Miley. You are making us white people look worse than usual. Just don’t talk.