"I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I've collaborated with some of the very best!"

By Hayden Wright

(RADIO.COM) – In her latest Billboard cover story, Miley Cyrus sounded off about hip-hop trends that leave her feeling uninspired. She took issue with lyrics that revolve around sentiments like “Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my c—” and praised Kendrick Lamar lyrics like, ““Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.”

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“I can’t listen to [the former] anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little,” she said.

On social media, rap fans went ballistic about her “dismissive” remarks. Miley responded to the uproar with an Instagram post that clarified her stance.

“So, 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.

The “Wrecking Ball” singer made clear that the genre itself isn’t a turn-off for her, just certain elements of its popular identity. She noted that there’s rap for every rap fan, including fans who aren’t into materialistic bombast.

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“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!”

Miley says the shift is part of her own evolution as an artist.

“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! I am proud to be an artist without borders and thankful for the opportunity to explore so many different styles/ sounds!”

Read Miley’s full post below:

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