Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball days was the former Disney star’s “worst nightmare.”
Following her departure from hip-hop and returning to her country roots, Miley Cyrus looks back on her music career for the past three years and had quite an interesting answer to a “Marry, Eff, Kill” game she played in a radio show.
In an interview on the Zach Sang Show, the singer-actress said she was always going to be known as the girl who swung from a wrecking ball, naked.
“That’s something you can’t take away,” she joked on the show. “Swinging around naked on a wrecking ball lives forever.”
“I’m never living that down. I will always be the naked girl on a wrecking ball,” Miley explained. “I should have thought how long that was going to have to follow me around.”
So how is Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball a nightmare? The thought that the song will be played at her funeral.
“That’s my worst nightmare,” she said. “—is that being played at my funeral.”
Meanwhile, Miley tagged her other iconic songs, 7 Things and The Climb as thing she wants to “Eff” and “Marry”, respectively.
Asked why The Climb was marriage material, the singer said it’s because it had a timeless quality about it.
“There’s a song on my next album – I probably shouldn’t say this but it’s called ‘Inspired’ and this is my new, older ‘The Climb,’” Miley revealed.
The 24-year-old star had recently received backlash after announcing that she was severing ties from hip-hop music because “it was too much ‘Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my cock.’”
“I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little,” she said.
Miley was accused of appropriating and exploiting black culture to stay relevant.
“Cyrus’ new image… serves as a striking example of how easy it is for white artists to exploit and then discard black and hip-hop culture in order to stay relevant,” Zeba Blay wrote for Huffington Post. “The ease with which Cyrus throws hip-hop under the bus validates every piece of criticism back when she first debuted her hip-hop persona.”
However, Cyrus felt that she was treated unfairly and said only a portion of her interview was printed out.
“I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip-hop as I’ve collaborated with some of the very best,” Cyrus wrote on Instagram. “At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap!”
She added: “As I get older I understand the effect music has on the world & seeing where we are today I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics!”