Miley Cyrus Now: Newly Engaged means No more Weed, VMA Twerking, or Hip Hop?
Miley Cyrus’s sense of fashion and style has been far from conservative. Remember over the top, nude, strap-on wearing Miley Cyrus? Need a recap. Here she is bathing in body paint for Paper mag and later even posing full-frontal for Candy magazine by Terry Richardson. Well, apparently that was just a phase. Ms. Cyrus unveils a completely new attitude for Billboard Magazine. Free from the usual Miley Cyrus sexual photo exploits, we see a new side of the young pop-star. Most notably, we see her fully – clothed. Lensed by photographer Brian Bowen, the Wrecking Ball singer, appears in a series of candid, down-home feeling photos. Alongside her more conservative personal style, Miley Cyrus also makes some surprising comments.
As of late, Miley has been staying out of the public spotlight. However, in her interview we learn that she’s far from done. She’s just been busy falling in love with her soon to be husband, Liam Hemsworth. The two are now happily engaged. We even learn that weed smoking Miley Cyrus is no more. While the news is disappointing for tabloid headlines, it may be good news for hardcore Miley music fans. Embodying a more mature message, Cyrus debuts her newest single Malibu.
“It’s a brand new start. A dream come true. In Malibu.”
However, not everyone is a fan of the new and approved Miley Ray Cyrus. The twerking VMA awards show host is facing backlash for her comments about hip hop music. In her interview with Billboard Miley shares that she’s no longer a fan of all rap music. “I love [Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble”] because it’s not, ‘Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock.’ 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 cock’—I am so not that.” We are talking about the same attention craving pop-star who got nude and never missed an opportunity to appropriate black hip-hop culture.
“These are the so-called artists who have spent so much of their careers exploiting black people”
Let’s review. Remember Miley Cyrus twerking on Robin Thick at the VMa’s? Maybe you listened to her 2013 album, “Bangerz”. Heavily influenced by hip hop music, the track list includes titles “Love Money Party” (featuring Big Sean) and “FU” (featuring French Montana). Let’s not forget Cyrus’s outspoken nod to ganja on her single “23”. Basically, she brags about being high smoking “purp”. We’re not judging you, Miley, but we see you. An article in the Root comments, “Then there are celebrities like Miley Cyrus. These are the so-called artists who have spent so much of their careers exploiting black people for profit that their “evolution” is nothing more than a transparent attempt to regain trust from white people.” An article by Complex is just as brutal. Bangerz wasn’t that long ago, and your appropriating of hip-hop culture when it suited your rebellious, outspoken nature is easily Google’d.
You can see more of the new Miley Cyrus on the cover on Billboard Magazine on newsstands now. Check out the images below for a glimpse at her new look. What do you think? You can revisit all of the crazy, mostly NSFW Miley moments here.