Miley Cyrus Writes Lengthy IG Post Clarifying Comments About Hip-Hop

Miley Cyrus took to social media early Saturday [May 6] in hopes of giving clarity to the remarks she made concerning her relationship with hip hop, that had some fans of the genre up in arms. The Disney star-turned-raunchy performer caused a stir when Billboard published an interview they had with her, in which she claims to have been turned off by what she characterized as the “Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my c**k” nature of the music she once co-opted as an expression of freedom from her teeny bopper image.

In the caption of an Instagram post fashioning an image of her in a long white dress that is far less revealing than anything she’s become known for wearing, Miley wrote: “I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I’ve collaborated with some of the very best! At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap!” Her comments in Billboard were delivered in the context of her stating her appreciation for Kendrick Lamar’s new music, which her critics saw past as they accused her of behaving in the typical manner of an artist who conveniently appropriates a cultural style, then abandons it when it is no longer beneficial.

The tone of Miley’s message, and the photo itself, taken in a field that might be conveyed to reflect the purity of nature, does appear to signify her taking a new direction as an artist. But it also gives off more the impression that she is simply interested in explaining where she is coming from, and not so much responding to a need to apologize or answer to the backlash. Whether fans will interpret her post as a righteous one, or rather, a self-righteous one remains to be seen. “As I get older I understand the effect music has on the world & Seeing where we are today I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics!” she says.

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Check Out Logan Browning – Star of Netflix's "Dear White People"

Earlier this year, it was announced that Logan Browning landed the starring role in Netflix’s new series “Dear White People”, and based on the rave reviews from major outlets thus far, she will soon be a force to be reckoned with. The show is a spin off the 2014 feature film of the same name. In the show, Browning plays a student activist who attempts to expose the subtle racism lingering throughout her college campus. Check out the gallery above for more pictures.

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Stephen Colbert Being Investigated By FCC for Joke About Donald Trump

Late-night host Stephen Colbert finds himself on the hot seat, as the FCC has announced that it is looking into whether an on-air comment he made while ranting against President Donald Trump this week is in violation of the law.

Colbert has been heavily criticized for the homophobic nature of one line in the opening monologue he made last Monday [May 1], with the Twitter community having launched the hashtag #FireColbert in the days since. “The only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c**k holster,” was the remark that sparked the controversy. There have also been calls to boycott The Late Show sponsors.

Colbert would address the backlash two episodes later, stating, “while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be … I’m not going to repeat the phrase, but I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is to me, an American hero. I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else. But, that.”

FCC chairman Ajit Pai promised listeners on Philadelphia’s Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that he is on the case, and informed that the repercussion would likely be a fine should the agency find any wrongdoing. “I have had a chance to see the clip now and so, as we get complaints — and we’ve gotten a number of them — we are going to take the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as it’s been set out by the Supreme Court and other courts and we’ll take the appropriate action,” he said.

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New Rikers Island Inmate Receives Brutal Welcome in Form of a Beatdown

Surveillance footage shot Monday afternoon in the EMTC facility on Rikers Island shows a new inmate to the unit being jumped by gang members while a female correction officer waits for backup.

In the video, the new inmate can be seen in a green jumpsuit. He reportedly was simply asking other inmates where he could find an open bed when he was attacked from the front, knocking him to the ground. At least seven other inmates immediately got in on the beating, and the inmate was punched, kicked, and thrown into a concrete pillar before a male correction officer arrived and the inmate was escorted out of the unit.

After the brawl ends, the inmates can be seen taking the victim’s belongings.

According to New York’s PIX11, the inmates were all members of the Bloods gang.

You can see the security camera footage up top.

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Miley Cyrus Responds to Backlash Following Hip-Hop Criticism

Miley Cyrus has come under fire for her criticism of hip-hop, a genre that she openly accepted on her 2013 album Bangerz, which was executive produced by Mike WiLL Made-It.

Taking to Instagram, she responded to claims that she’s a “culture vulture” for being critical of rap songs that are about sex, cars, and jewelry, something she spoke about in her Billboard cover story.

“To be clear I respect ALL artists who speak their truth and appreciate ALL genres of music (country , pop , alternative …. but in this particular interview I was asked about rap),” she wrote. “I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip-hop as I’ve collaborated with some of the very best!

“At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap,” she explained. “As I get older I understand the effect music has on the world & Seeing where we are today I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics!”

In the controversial Billboard interview, Miley claims that she’s distanced herself from some rap styles, while gravitating to Kendrick Lamar.

“I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song [‘HUMBLE.’]: ‘Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.’ I love that because it’s not, ‘Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock.’ I can’t listen to that anymore,” she explained. “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 cock’ — I am so not that.”

Miley’s relationship with hip-hop has had its ups and downs. In 2009, she sang about Jay Z on her smash “Party in the USA.” Later, she would reveal that she had never heard a Jay Z song.

By the time Bangerz came out, Cyrus seemed to be more in tune with rap. She collaborated with Nelly, Future, Big Sean, Ludacris, Mike WiLL, and French Montana. At around this time, she was accused of cultural appropriation for twerking.

That same year, Jay Z referenced Cyrus on “Somewhereinamerica”: “Feds still lurking / They see I’m still putting work in / ‘Cause somewhere in America, Miley Cyrus is still twerkin’…Twerk, twerk, Miley, Miley…Only in America.”

More recently, Miley was involved in a heated feud with Nicki Minaj, which erupted at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. That year, Nicki felt she was snubbed in the Video of the Year category for “Anaconda.” “If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well,” tweeted Nicki. “When the ‘other’ girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination.”

Cyrus, the show’s host that year, shot back in an interview. “If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself,” she said. “Say: ‘This is the reason why I think it’s important to be nominated. There’s girls everywhere with this body type.’…You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that’s like, ‘Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.’”

The feud ended after Minaj confronted Cyrus from the stage with her now famous “Miley, what’s good?” speech. The former Disney Channel star responded by claiming that the interview misrepresented her. “We’re all in this industry,” she said. “We all do interviews, and we all know how they manipulate shit.”

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Video: Meek Mill feat. Tory Lanez – ‘Litty’

It’s litty again. In addition to dropping Meekend Music on his 30th birthday, Meek Mill keeps the celebration going with the music video for “Litty” featuring Tory Lanez.

The clip stars a group of scammers who have made a fortune off credit card fraud, but they are also at the center of a multi-million dollar investigation. While they live large and make extravagant purchases, the feds are hot on the case. They run up a tab at a clothing store, but detectives track them down. Thanks to a store employee, they get tipped off and are able to make a quick getaway in their private jet.

Meanwhile, Meek and Tory are already on the runway, rapping in front of the jet and on top of their luxury rides.

“Litty” is a single off Meek’s DC4 album, which was released in October. Tory can now be seen on Future’s “Nobody Safe Tour” with Migos and A$AP Ferg.

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