No Miley. People want you to stop twerking.
Miley Cyrus Says People Tried To Make Her Nicki Minaj
Miley actually gives white girls who have rhythm a bad name. We couldn’t imagine a white-twerking Nicki Minaj with multiple voices and those cotton candy wigs. Lord help us.
According to US Magazine
Miley Cyrus’ musical makeover is almost as divisive as her physical transformation. Once known for kid-friendly pop hits like “Start All Over” and “See You Again” during her days as a Disney Channel star, the rebellious 20-year-old shows off an ostensibly more mature side on her latest single, “We Can’t Stop.”
The outspoken musician (whose fiance Liam Hemsworth recently called off their engagement, as exclusively reported by Us Weekly) tells the latest issue of Billboard that her new look and sound has sparked some unfair comparisons to her contemporaries. “A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj,” Cyrus says of the chart-topping rapper. “That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.”
Known for her love of twerking, Cyrus adds, “I can’t really be told what to do right now. I’m too young to go in and make someone else’s vision come to life. I want to go make my visions.”
Though she’s often seen clubbing and sings about drug use in her latest single, Cyrus insists she has an unparalleled work ethic. “I never stop working, ever — I put my track list together this morning,” she tells Billboard. “I want my record to be the biggest record in the world, and I’ve given everything to get here, even down to friends and family and relationships — I’ve just put this music first.”
“That’s been kind of a trip: It’s not like I’m losing who I am — I actually found out more about who I am by making this music,” she continues. “I’m going on a journey, and that’s more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say. And I’m still going to change so much. Because I’m not the same person I was six months ago — I’m not even the same person I was two weeks ago.”
Though “We Can’t Stop” shot to the top of the iTunes charts when it was released June 3, the track received flak for its adult themes. Cyrus dismisses such criticisms, arguing that it’s important for her to be honest about her experiences.
Cyrus’ full interview is featured in the latest issue of Billboard, on sale Monday, June 17.
She loves hood music, but can’t make good music. Maybe she can do a twerk session for Jay Z and get the Rihanna treatment. We’ll take a Rihanna clone over Nicki any day.