When asked the question, "Did folk singer Melanie Safka [who Miley performed with in 2015] influence you?" Miley answered:
"She did, I grew up with her. But 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 d***, s*** my c***.' I can't listen to that anymore. That's what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little. It was too much 'Lamborghini, got my Rolex, get a girl on my c***' - I am so not that."
Heavy comments, and fans weren't impressed, especially since they believe she used the "hip-hop" scene to her advantage.
"Miley Cyrus exploited hip hop culture then bashed it and hopped back into her white girl innocence phase. Having white privilege must be nice." One fan tweeted.
"MILEY CYRUS DID EXACTLY WHAT SOMEONE WITH PRIVILEGE DOES! SHE CAN HOP IN AND OUT OF WHATEVER SHE WANTS WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE."
Miley has since responded to the backlash. She released a lengthy statement Instagram.
"When articles are read it isn't always considered that for hours I've spoken with a journalist about my life, where my heart is, my perspective at that time, and the next step in my career." She began. "Unfortunately, only a portion of that interview makes it to print, and a lot of the time publications like to focus on the most sensationalised part of the conversation."
She continued to say that she respects, "ALL artists who speak their truth and appreciates ALL genres of music. 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! As I get older, I understand the effect music has on the world, and seeing where we are today, I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics!"
Many fans are happy with Miley's apology, but some still aren't pleased.
"Stop using black experiences to make you a star," one Instagram user wrote.
"You used hip hop culture when it was convenient for you now you're talking all this rubbish. PLS WHY IS YOUR OPINION ON HIP HOP EVEN RELEVEANT TO ANYONE THO?"
Yikes. We doubt Miley intended to offend anyone with her comments, but what do you guys think? Let us know.