Miley Cyrus Attacked For Going ‘Black Girl’

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!

  • Anonymous

    lol picture Miley doing this in the hood

  • Anonymous

    I’m a black girl & she’s not acting like a ‘black girl’ she’s acting fucking ratchet, she’s acting main stream.
    I don’t even twerk, that’s the way rappers perceive us to look like & not all of us are like that.

    I like Miley so how I see it is she’s acting how she wants not like a race of people.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if Nick looks at her now and thinks, “Phew! Saved myself from that hit mess!”

  • Anonymous

    Hot*

  • Anonymous

    think the way she looked and acted and sounded in her interview portion on Jimmy Kimmel, that she could be called a “lesbian Justin Beiber”

  • Anonymous

    I honestly can’t stand Miley anymore

  • Anonymous

    Miley wants to be seen in a more ‘grown up’ image or a serious artist compared to her preteen HM days, but unfortunately, in my opinion she is not going to be percieved that way. A serious artist is like Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys ect.And Demi and Selena i beieve did their transitioning well into maturity. In my point of view she is not grown up, she is still a childish singer, acting like the rebellious teenage girls in the parking lot of my highschool, where they show off how bad they are and their twerking skills. This is not a serious artist image, it is the image of of a preteen going on to a teen. She is acting like the 14 year old girls going in to highschool where i live. They smoke weed, talk about partying and how nobody tells them how to live their life……Its taken her a very long time to put out this trash, that incoming feshmens are going to pull as their anthem. It is quite sad. I would have expected something deep and meaningful from her. And she has great talent but is failing as an artist. Sad

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    I agree

    Unfortunately at the moment it seems her only concerned with success, not with quality, or be a respected artist.

    Remember, now Larry Rudolph is her manager, the same of Britney Spears.

    Maybe now she wants to be as respected as Britney, sad

    Ask Larry at twitter, or ask Miley about he.

    The saddest thing is that many many Smilers are blindly supporting this shit called “Urban Miley”. Really sad.

    And she is going to UK this month.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if nick looks at her now and thinks, Phew! Saved myself from that hit mess!”
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    LMFAO!!! And where is Nick and his brothers at now? They are irrelevant!!!

  • thecat61

    I honestly can’t stand Miley anymore

    Then why the hell are u here? SMH.

  • Anonymous

    EWW! Nasty Girl!!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    I wonder if nick looks at her now and thinks, Phew! Saved myself from that hit mess!”
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    LMFAO!!! And where is Nick and his brothers at now? They are irrelevant!!!
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    Nick irrelevant but with dignity! :P

  • Anonymous

    No. This is what the “entertainment” industry does. All the way back to Elvis. White entertainers STEAL the music, culture, and way of life from black artists, then try to sell it back to the mainstream (ie white population) who then make it “popular”, acceptable and/or cute.

    Problem with Miley is that she WILL be called out on her bullsh*t and appropriation of a culture she does NOT know.

    I remember when she was asked if she knew a Jay-z song and she rresponded with a “No.” and said hip-hop sucked. Funny how the tables have turned.

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t they going on tour soon?

  • Anonymous

    When Miley is filmed deep in a party of mostly blacks, interacting with them like they are friends and being accosted by the black dudes like I deal with regularly, then I will believe this is the real Miley. Until then, she is doing exactly what this article states and it is NAGL.

  • Anonymous

    has anybody ever thought maybe this is who she is?! i don’t think Miley is trying to be anything or anyone but herself! We can’t keep having this image of her as a 13 year old Disney Channel star. She is 20 years old! About 80% of 20 year olds are doing exactly what she’s doing!

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    false! when party in the usa came out she said she had never heard a jay z song.. Jay Z is HUGE in the rap/hip hop scene and has been for years [decades]. for her to say that a few years ago and then NOW… come out as this hardcore hip hop inspired artist is stupid and unrealistic. At the end of the day she is trying to sell her shit and she is doing what she does best.. adapting a lifestyle for the duration of that ‘lifestyles’ popular time.

    the minute people switch shit up with their music [no more lil'wayne, nicki minaj, etc.] you will see how quickly she changes into someone else.

  • yesaella

    Anonymous said:
    I’m a black girl & she’s not acting like a ‘black girl’ she’s acting fucking ratchet, she’s acting main stream.
    I don’t even twerk, that’s the way rappers perceive us to look like & not all of us are like that.

    I like Miley so how I see it is she’s acting how she wants not like a race of people.
    ===========================
    you do realize its Miley saying she’s acting black, right?
    thats where alot of the anger is coming from. she says she wants to be black and this is her perception of what black culture is. like you said, shes not being black, shes being ratchet. and if she had come out saying yeah im going for the ratchet look, thered be no issue. but no, she happens to think that this is what being black is like.
    except she wont get stopped by police.
    or profiled by non-blacks on the street.
    she wont be prejudiced against.
    because at the end of the day, she’ll still be white.

  • Anonymous

    I’m tired of people saying Miley’s finally just being hereself now?? Umm weren’t her fans saying the same thing during her cant be tamed era???…she use to talk about how with that album she finally getting to express who she really was, now in 2013 interviews she wants to bash that era?? She went from i old rock classics to i love rock music to i love hood music, all the souded with the new hair she has black “friends”, she’s only featured on song with black artist, she twerks, she wears grills, wears tupac t shirts, seriosly she pathetics!!

  • Anonymous

    Miley’s phony as hell, everybody think she’s sooooreal, but she def seems the type to follow what’s hot at the moment,

  • Anonymous

    Miley’s image change is ok but personally I prefer her when she released Can’t be tamed. When she was into the rocker image, it was a perfect look for her but now that she has gone urban, I do not think it looks right for her.

  • Anonymous

    “you do realize its Miley saying she’s acting black, right?”

    _

    Yep, but I was saying “how I see it” versus what she’s saying. And I agree with what you’re saying because in her video she only had the black girls present for the twerking part of the video.

  • Anonymous

    Nick’s a fucking panzy ass loser.

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t y’all google Al Jolsen!

  • yesaella

    Yep, but I was saying “how I see it” versus what she’s saying. And I agree with what you’re saying because in her video she only had the black girls present for the twerking part of the video.
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    OHHH my bad lmao i misunderstood your comment. i got you!! hahaa

  • Anonymous

    Miley wants to be seen in a more ‘grown up’ image or a serious artist compared to her preteen HM days, but unfortunately, in my opinion she is not going to be percieved that way. A serious artist is like Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys ect.And Demi and Selena i beieve did their transitioning well into maturity. In my point of view she is not grown up, she is still a childish singer, acting like the rebellious teenage girls in the parking lot of my highschool, where they show off how bad they are and their twerking skills. This is not a serious artist image, it is the image of of a preteen going on to a teen. She is acting like the 14 year old girls going in to highschool where i live. They smoke weed, talk about partying and how nobody tells them how to live their life……Its taken her a very long time to put out this trash, that incoming feshmens are going to pull as their anthem. It is quite sad. I would have expected something deep and meaningful from her. And she has great talent but is failing as an artist. :(

  • Anonymous

    Took the words right out of my mouth.

  • Anonymous

    This has been going on since the early Rock n Roll days. A white artist comes along cops all the african-american ideas and sells them as their own. Then they make 20 times as much as the original black artist. Miley has copied Black music, slang and stole Pink’s hair (and took credit for it as if she created the look). I’m white and I think it’s disgusting. She pretends to be original and she doesn’t have an original bone in her body. But she’s makin a hell of a lot of money stealing others moves, ideas and words.

  • Anonymous

    She cant even twerk

  • Anonymous

    Shake that butt girl, you’s hot!

  • thecat61

    Miley is not a racist. So why don’t you grow up, you fuck head!!!

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  • Anonymous

    ^^^DOESN’T MAKE YOU*

  • BrokenArrow

    What i dont really understand is why they get mad at Miley if most of black people represent their culture that way in the media. Shouldnt they be mad at the people that proyected that kind of image of black people in fisrt place?.

  • Anonymous

    All this hype surrounding Miley is crazy lately. They can keep ranting tbh. They are lookin’ a controversy when there’s is none.
    Miley’s team will do a Selena Gomez bindi-gate and ignore it as they should.

  • Anonymous

    You get the fuck over yourself if you think she doesn’t know anything about hip hop. It’s called research.

    And as for me, I don’t know anything about hip hop because it’s of no importance to me.

    But as musician’s I’m sure they’re well aware of the different genre’s.

  • Anonymous

    you all sound like ignorant idiots.STOP

  • Anonymous

    ‘Party In The USA’ now holds the record for a single to re-enter the iTunes charts annually (5yrs. in a row) previously held by M.Jacjson’s ‘Thriller.’

    Well, looks like another record is broken!!!

    QUEEN MILEY!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Well said!

  • Anonymous

    Why the fuck is this such a big deal???
    Oh silly me, I forgot, because it’s Miley.

  • thecat61

    You people think waaaaaaaaaay too much!!! Just let Miley be.

  • Anonymous

    Miley has phases

    First phase was the normal girl
    Then was clean fake disney girl
    after that it was the elegant miss phase
    later it was the Britney Spears-wannabe slut phase
    Finally, now, shes at her ‘black nigga’ phase which is racist and disgusting!

    Miley, grow up!

  • HoneyB

    Well I am black as well and I don’t see her behave so black like most of ya’ll are making too big deal out of anything because it’s Miley so you have another nickname next to slut, same goes to Bieber as well, clothes are worn by white people as well, many of my white friends wear clothes like him and girls dress up like her and do mess around twerking and shit, stop making a big deal out of this and lay off already.

  • yesaella

    HoneyB said:
    Well I am black as well and I don’t see her behave so black like most of ya’ll are making too big deal out of anything because it’s Miley so you have another nickname next to slut, same goes to Bieber as well, clothes are worn by white people as well, many of my white friends wear clothes like him and girls dress up like her and do mess around twerking and shit, stop making a big deal out of this and lay off already.
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    yeah i was thinking the same thing kinda. cause justin is ghetto too. and i dont care that miley has put on this act. if she feels ghetto in her soul so be it. BUT its her execution thats the problem. i cant really pin point exactly what it is. but something in her delivery of it all is what irks me. because before when she first showed signs of being ratchet, i didnt care. cause you know its not a black thing to be ghetto. but as time when on, it seemed more like she was making some showcase about it, idk. i still didnt care. but when she came out saying things like shes trying to be black? thats when i said oh hell no cause what she is doing is not black. one cannot be black unless their skin is dark. and you cant act like a color. plus i havent seen the music video but everyone is complaining abou the same thing. with the black people in the video she does the ghetto things. thats annoying too. thats pushing an image out there subtly concerning the black community. im not down with that. miley can do whatever idc, but she can at least show some respect.

  • Anonymous

    Why are Selena fans here get the hell out miley likes tweaking and singing , at least she didn’t go Indian style like Selena who don’t even know nothing about it,the she dancing hip hop in others she dont what she wAnts or what’s her genre at least miley knows her genre and what she going for because she lived it and learned when she went down to the island

  • Anonymous

    Wtf?!? And Miley knows a lot about hip hop, right? Miley doesn’t know what she wants either! She’s had so many phases, it’s insane! I’m not a selena fan, but what you are saying makes no sense! And what island are you taking about? The Bahamas? Just because someone goes somewhere on vacation doesn’t make them an expert! “She lived it and she learned” she lived what? Being a white rich girl with a famous daddy?

  • Anonymous

    Wtf?!? And Miley knows a lot about hip hop, right?
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    Yeah, she does. So what’s tour fucking point. After all, she is in the music industry and I’m sure knows a hell of a lot more than you do. So get the fuck over it already.

  • Anonymous

    Get over yourself. She knows nothing about hip hop. Just because she’s in the music industry doesn’t mean she knows what hip hop is all about. YOU probably don’t know what hip hop is, if you did you wouldn’t be kissing Miley’s ass.

  • Anonymous

    The funny thing is that Miley has a really nice voice, a lot better than Selena. But this type of music doesn’t suit her. I personally think that her “When I Look at You” and “Cant Be Tamed” phases suit her a lot better. But I agree, I think she is a little confused with hip hop. Just because you “twerk” and say “my girls with the big butts”, doesntae you an expert in hip hop

  • Anonymous

    miley believe she is a black girl nigga! and not!

    she is a stupid whore if love attention

  • Anonymous

    twerking dance is for sluts

  • Anonymous

    here’s no problem with channelling a culture – as long as you have respect for it.

    The likes of Eminem, Jessie J and Iggy Azalea all musically evoke hip-hop but are still quintessentially themselves.

  • Anonymous

    has anybody ever thought maybe this is who she is?! i don’t think Miley is trying to be anything or anyone but herself! We can’t keep having this image of her as a 13 year old Disney Channel star. She is 20 years old! About 80% of 20 year olds are doing exactly what she’s doing! She just happens to be a public figure so we see every move she makes! I think the We Can’t Stop music video is an honest representation of who Miley is today, just like how the Party in the USA video was a representation of Miley at 18 years old! I don’t think she’s changing or trying to re-invent herself at all! I just think she’s growing up and this is the 20 year old Miley Cyrus

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know how she thought she wouldn’t get called out on this. She’s from a farm in Nashville and raised in a nice LA suburb. That’s not ratchet at all. I don’t believe her or bieber. They are both trying to force feed everyone an image that just doesn’t match. No one from their teams confront them about this?

  • Anonymous

    she is a stupid whore if love attention
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    And you’re a stupid jackass. Go back to school bitch because you’re grammar sucks.