Miley Cyrus and rapper Flavor Flav pose backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Miley Cyrus may be making headlines primarily for her “twerking” as of late but she wants to make it clear she isn’t interested in making what she calls “hood music.”

The 20-year-old pop star made this remark in a Billboard cover story interview in which she complained that she’s being typecast as “the white Nicki Minaj.”

Ironically Cyrus dressed as Minaj for Halloween just last year.

“I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer,” she says.

While it’s unclear what Cyrus means when she refers to hood music, she has raised eyebrows in recent months with her very public embrace of stereotypically African-American dancing and style.

Many critics have argued that Cyrus is co-opting black culture to enhance her newfound ‘bad girl’ persona.

In what some might call a contradiction of her Billboard remarks, Cyrus allegedly told the African-American producers of her single “We Can’t Stop”: “I want urban. I just want something that feels black.”

She has also recently collaborated with Snoop Lion (a.k.a. Snoop Dogg) on his new single “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” and she famously name-checked Jay-Z in her hit song “Party in the USA”

What do you think Grio fam? Is Cyrus trying to have it both ways when it comes to black culture?

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