Via Guardian: Miley Cyrus‘ recent escapades into hip-hop culture have provoked outrage in circles that you might not expect to have been following the Hannah Montana star’s pop career. It’s not only the music, but how she has represented herself in her new video for We Can’t Stop, which broke Vevo’s record for most video views in 24 hours.
Critics have argued her use of imagery and colloquialisms normally associated with African American culture, like the gold grills and extravagant chains, is a crass example of cultural appropriation. Her fans might say that Miley’s artistic expression and the video bridges the proverbial gap between white artists and modern black music culture, which, whether you like it or not, has become ubiquitously mainstream.
For those in full support of this change in Miley’s output, thumbs up to you. She’s gone from Disney teenybopper to a twerking (shaking your ass in a vigorously sexual manner) tight-fitted-jean-wearing-half-naked-for-majority-of-her-video pop star singing on hip-hop induced instrumentals and it is garnering the desired attention.
Miley is no stranger to hip-hop culture, she rolls deep with rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator, and she’s known to be quite partial to the old cannabis plant. So she surrounds herself in the culture and then produces music of the same ilk, a natural chain of events, no? Read full important article HERE!