Cyrus: I’m not white Nicki Minaj

Miley Cyrus has shunned comparisons to rapper Nicki Minaj, insisting she is still a pop star.

Miley Cyrus insists she is not the trying to emulate Nicki Minaj.

The former Hannah Montana actress thinks that she is often compared to the star due to her transformed appearance and music style.

However the 20-year-old claims she is more of a vocalist than rapper.

“A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj,” she told Billboard magazine. “That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.”

Miley is adamant about sticking to her pop roots despite exploring other genres.

She believes her new LP is different to what other women in the industry are doing at the moment.

“It’s not a hip-hop album, though — it’s a pop album,” she clarified. “I’m not coming in trying to rap. It’s more like, ‘I don’t see any girls out there doing what Miguel and Frank Ocean are doing.’”

Her latest song We Can’t Stop is said to make vague references to drugs use and strip clubs.

Miley maintains that it is her right to talk about issues she has experienced firsthand no matter how controversial the subject matter.

“I’m 20 years old and I want to talk to the people that are up all night with their friends,” she persisted. “It’s based on a true story of a crazy night I had: When I heard the song for the first time, it captured exactly what I was living.”

Miley’s mother Tish filed for divorce from her father Billy Ray Cyrus this week and her own relationship with Liam Hemsworth has come under scrutiny.

She revealed that she has focused on her music despite the various issues in her personal life.

“I never stop working, ever — I put my track list together this morning,” she shared. “I want my record to be the biggest record in the world, and I’ve given everything to get here, even down to friends and family and relationships — I’ve just put this music first.”
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Friday, 14. June 2013