Folks are still taking about Miley Cyrus and her controversial VMA performance, thanks to new comments from the singer in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
This time, she fires back at critics who think her performance was racist, in which she used her black dancers as props.
“I don’t keep my producers or dancers around ’cause it makes me look cool,” Cyrus said in her cover story. “Those aren’t my ‘accessories.’ They’re my homies.”
She also disputes the notion that she’s pretending to be black.
“I’m from one of the wealthiest counties in America,” she says. “I know what I am. But I also know what I like to listen to. Look at any 20-year-old white girl right now — that’s what they’re listening to at the club. It’s 2013. The gays are getting married, we’re all collaborating. I would never think about the color of my dancers, like, ‘Ooh, that might be controversial.’ ”
Cyrus also thinks it’s a double standard that people are criticizing her for grinding with Robin Thicke but not bashing the “Blurred Lines” singer.
“No one is talking about the man behind the ass,” she says. “It was a lot of ‘Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,’ but never, ‘Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.’ They’re only talking about the one that bent over. So obviously there’s a double standard.”
And, she thinks it’s strange that MTV bleeped her singing “molly” but showed her performance, comparing it to how “Breaking Bad” shows people cooking crystal meth but bleeps out the F-word.
“America is just so weird in what they think is right and wrong,” she says. “Like, I was watching ‘Breaking Bad’ the other day, and they were cooking meth. I could literally cook meth because of that show. It’s a how-to. And then they bleeped out the word ‘f—.’ And I’m like, really? They killed a guy, and disintegrated his body in acid, but you’re not allowed to say ‘f—’? It’s like when they bleeped ‘molly’ at the VMAs. Look what I’m doing up here right now, and you’re going to bleep out ‘molly’? Whatever.”
2013 VMAs Hits and Misses
1. Ciara: Hit1 of 16
2. Will Smith: Hit2 of 16
3. Lil' Kim: Miss3 of 16
4. Ashanti: Hit4 of 16
5. Robin Thicke and Paula Patton: Hits5 of 16
6. Miley Cyrus: Miss6 of 16
7. Jordin Sparks: Hit7 of 16
8. Jennifer Hudson: Miss8 of 16
9. Jason Derulo: Hit9 of 16
10. Willow and Jaden Smith: Misses10 of 16
11. Rita Ora: Hit11 of 16
12. Foxy Brown: Miss12 of 16
13. Katy Perry: Hit13 of 16
14. Drake: Miss14 of 16
15. Selena Gomez: Hit15 of 16
16. Pharell and wife Helen Lasichanh: Misses16 of 16