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This Twitter Thread Perfectly Breaks Down How White Pop Stars Use Black Artists

How many artists can you spot with this formula?

It wasn’t but four years ago that Disney Channel child star-turned-industry-singer Miley Cyrus was jamming and twerking out next to rap’s super-producer Mike-WiLL-Made-It on the club hopping single “23.”

Popping mollys, blazing blunts and rubbing elbows with hip-hop was the buzz of Miley town for awhile and we witnessed it by way of several collaborations and stage performances. Now that rap music has “pushed her away” due to what she dubbed its vulgar nature, the former Hannah Montana actress has decided to return to her pop and country music roots. But many couldn’t help but to notice how opportune the career transformation was for Miley. After much deliberation, however, her latest move comes as no surprise to one person who’s seen it all from white pop stars such as Miley before.

And it’s now been broken down in a practical, well-reasoned series of 140-characters for the rest of the world to digest as well.  

  1. Following backlash from Miley Cyrus’s 'opinion' on hip-hop music, the 24-year-old released a backpedaling statement

  2. However, Twitter user Richey Collazo perfectly dissected not just Miley’s trial run with rap music, but the blueprint most white artists use that we hadn’t realized until now

  3. Circling back to Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, we're reminded of their 'coming-of-age' careers

  4. Once the hip-hop climax hits, there's a visible shift in image, persona and even sound

  5. And never without a Black co-sign to complete the newfangled 'musical breakthrough'

  6. But once their Black music fad proves less convenient, the image restoration process back to White culture begins

  7. Now we're getting to the meat of things, and why white artistry isn't so openly welcomed by everyone

  8. And, of course, we can't fail to mention the even more visible absence of Black culture breakthrough artists with regard to Black issues

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