Miley Cyrus responded to critics on Instagram Friday night after receiving backlash for comments she made about hip-hop in a recent Billboard cover story.
In the Instagram post, Cyrus said she wants to be clear that she respects all genres of music.
"I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I've collaborated with some of the very best," Cyrus wrote. "At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap!"
I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics!
Cyrus added that as she's grown, she's started to understand the effect music can have on younger generations.
The Instagram post was meant to clear up any misunderstandings that came from her interview with Billboard.
In the Billboard interview, she was asked if folk singer Melanie Safka had influenced her. To that, Cyrus said yes, adding, "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--, suck on my c --.’ 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 c-- ‘--I am so not that."
Readers quickly took that as Cyrus unfairly criticizing hip-hop and rap.
Back to Miley Cyrus, for a sec: there was about a 3-5 year period of her trying to build up street creed by jacking hip-hop style...— Ne-Yo Liberal (@culturedstate) May 4, 2017
Her new single comes out Thursday.