Shared from the 2017-05-07 Chattanooga eEdition

Miley Cyrus clarifies hiphop remarks

Miley Cyrus said she respects and appreciates all genres of music, but is gravitating now to “more uplifting, conscious rap,” with an eye to giving the younger generation a more positive message with her own music.

The pop star took to Instagram over the weekend to clarify remarks in a recent interview that some have seen as denigrating hip-hop music and rap lyrics.

“So, to be clear I respect ALL artists who speak their truth and appreciate ALL genres of music,” Cyrus wrote Friday. “I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I’ve collaborated with some of the very best!”

But, she added, “At this point in my life I am expanding personally/ musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap!”

In a Billboard magazine interview published online Wednesday, Cyrus gave a generic example of sexually explicit lyrics about women, and said such lyrics “pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little.”

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