“I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little,” she said.
Fast forward to 2019 and Miley is recalling the backlash she received over her opinion. She hit up the comment section of YouTube user As Told By Kenya and addressed her statement.
In the clip titled “Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fav…Sorry,” YouTuber Kenya Wilson says about the interview, “It wasn’t the right thing to say, it was bad, it was racially insensitive, it had racist undertones and it wasn’t OK, point blank, period.”
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Miley Cyrus Apologized For “Dipping In And Out” Of Hip Hop On A Fan’s YouTube Video https://t.co/dL6asxw0Dm
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) June 12, 2019
Cyrus left a comment from her official YouTube profile on Tuesday, saying:
“Just watched your video,” she wrote. “Thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak up. Being silent is not like me at all. I am aware of my platform and have always used it the best way I know how and to shine a light on injustice. I want to start with saying I am sorry. I own the fact that saying … “this pushed me out of the hip hop scene a little” was insensitive as it is a privilege to have the ability to dip in and out of ‘the scene.’ “
“There are decades of inequality that I am aware of, but still have alot (sic) learn about,” she continued. “Silence is apart of the problem and I refuse to be quiet anymore. My words became a divider in a time where togetherness and unity is crucial. I can not change what I said at that time, but I can say I am deeply sorry for the disconnect my words caused. Simply said; I (expletive) up and I sincerely apologize . I’m committed to using my voice for healing, change, and standing up for what’s right. Miley”
Cyrus was recently hit with a wave of criticism from conservatives for teaming with famed designer Marc Jacobs to raise money for Planned Parenthood.
The “Unholy” singer announced on Twitter last week that her Happy Hippy Foundation collaborated with Jacobs for a limited edition pink, pro-choice hoodie and all proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood, according to an Instagram post from Jacobs.