Miley Cyrus hates misogynistic hip-hop but loves Kendrick Lamar

Toyin Owoseje
Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus may have worked with industry heavyweights including producer Mike Will Made-It and rappers Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J, but the singer is leaving the grills and gold chains behind.

As the former child star prepares to make a musical comeback following a two-year hiatus, she revealed that she is no longer interested in music with misogynistic undertones declaring herself "out of the hip-hop scene".

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Speaking in the May issue of Billboard ahead of the release fo her new single Malibu, she said: "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**k, suck on my c**k'. 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, got a girl on my c**k' – I am so not that."

Cyrus added that she was taking her sound in a new direction despite leaning on the genre for her 2013 record Bangerz. "I was torn on whether I was going to work with certain producers that I really like. But I feel if we're not on the same page ­politically."

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Elsewhere in the candid interview, the 24-year-old revealed she experienced an epiphany while working on her new material which prompted her to give up marijuana three weeks ago. "I like to surround myself with people that make me want to get better, more evolved, open. And I was noticing, it's not the people that are stoned. I want to be super clear and sharp, because I know exactly where I want to be."

Although Malibu is a mid-temp love song about her fiance Liam Hemsworth, the rest of her forthcoming album will be politically-charged. "I like the way I think right now," she explained. "But don't Trump supporters like the way they think? So I've also got to be open with the way I approach people with my opinions. That's the only way to make real change. And it's not because I want to sell records! I know now the ways that don't work. Because I went really hard during the ­election."

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