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The playbook on how White pop stars use Black artists


Miley Cyrus. (Photo – Instagram @MileyCyrus)

A Twitter user created an uproar after it was said on the social media platform the user noticed a trend among many white pop music stars and their transition from adolescent bubble-gum music into adulthood. The Twitter user, Richey Colazzo PR, used Disney Channel child star-turned-industry-singer Miley Cyrus as Exhibit A. Cyrus, who was gyrating and twerking on rap’s super-producer Mike-WiLL-Made-It on the club banging single “23,” has now divorced herself from the very genre that has raised her profile exponentially and made her millions of dollars.

Today, Cyrus has publicly disowned rap and hip-hop because of its alleged vulgarities, debauchery and materialism, and the former “Hannah Montana” actress is now retreating back to the safe confines of candy pop and country music.

That Cyrus felt the need to give Rolling Stone an explanation on why she denounced and then disassociated with hip hop seems flagrantly hypocritical on her part. This is the same woman who has appeared naked on numerous magazine covers and videos – not to mention the time she posed for a photo with her legs open and her hand between her legs, simulating masturbation.

But her explanation was given in such a way to let you know she wasn’t talking to rap fans or Black people at all; she was almost asking pop and country music to forgive her for her forays into hip-hop.

However, no one is surprised that Cyrus is dusting off her shoulders and leaving rap in her rearview mirror. We’ve seen this time and time again over the years from a steady parade of pop artists who, from Blacks’ perspective, seemingly exploit the music form for dubious reasons — or what is commonly referred to as cultural appropriation — and have no real love or appreciation of hip hop at all.

And it’s now been broken down in a very interesting way by @Richey_Colazzo, 140-characters at a time, for the country to consume.

Check it out below:


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  1. Nu Wave Ron T on May 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Y’all left out how Lil Twist influenced Justin Bieber and Miley. She was on Twist’s Twerk track with Justin first.

  2. Jason on May 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    This has been going on forever. White “artist” use Black people to get hot – then they go through their “awakening” AFTER they get the attention they want.

    • Guest on May 11, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Kid Rock also comes to mind. He may the worst offender in my book.

  3. Oak510finest on May 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Shows once again white people’s parasitic behavior. They come from a recessive strain therefore have no ability to have a new or unique thought. That is why they have absolutely zero contributions to civilization. Everything is either stolen or fabricated!

    So Miley Cyprus is only doing what her kind has and will always do!!

  4. nosey rosy on May 11, 2017 at 1:02 am

    all them whites justine timerlake robin thick , john b., cypress hill eminem britney spears , pink , and ziggy, all heave profitted from the black genre of music from rap to motown . justin timberlake , bought jazzing soul music with rap tunes to wihites attention. they liked it and it was a hit , whites are not into pop no more its hip hop or rb . only the school kids like pop music ,, that is why a lot of pop stars are into rap like mylie cyrus , and the rest ., she comes from a new generation you can complain cause rappers started appealing to young white collegte kids and that , bought out ziggy and pink and even taylor swift did rapp samples . . its whats selling and its the very thing thats gonna take over rap music ,, people no longer like the violence in rap music ,, so miley cyrus looks like a rap anger to whties , she make them accept the hip hop culture . cause its fading fast , and they gonna need her type for a life raft

    • j.wayne on May 23, 2017 at 4:01 am

      You do realize Eminem didn’t rise to fame by impressing some white school kids. The guy is self-made and genuine.. the thing taking over rap music is weird mumble rap about money and bitches without proper lyrics, not some white artists tryna adopt.. they just follow the hype

  5. SrAgri on May 11, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I wish more pop stars, regardless of race, would distance themselves from the violence, drug use, promiscuity, and materialism promoted by rap music.