Danny Brown Talks Miley Cyrus' Detroit Experience

Miley Cyrus, Danny Brown

Danny Brown Talks Miley Cyrus' Detroit Experience

Rapper slams singer's claims that she "grew up" in the D.

Published October 3, 2013

If Miley Cyrus wants to claim Detroit, she's going to have to go through Danny Brown first.

In her Rolling Stone cover story, the former Disney queen said she feels like she "really grew up" in the Motor City and credited a summer there with inspiring her new direction, words which didn't exactly fill Brown with excitement. "It was only for a summer, but that's where I started going to clubs, where I got my first tattoo. Well, not my first tattoo, but my first without my mom's consent," she said in the magazine, to which Brown responded via Twitter, "I hate Miley Cyrus…Get her the f--- outta here."

Also speaking to Rolling Stone, Brown further explained his issue with the singer. "She ain't live no Detroit experience. We can throw that out the window. I think she just trying to be cool," he theorized. 

"Personally, the reason that I don't like it is there's a lot of little girls that saw and looked up to Miley Cyrus as a little kid. Now they grown and they seeing what she doing. Somebody else can do that; you can be the one person who don't do that. What's your point? That you want to f--- black n-----s or something? I don't get it. You just lost a nice-looking white dude [Liam Hemsworth], who was rich. Is he? I don’t know. I just know homeboy left Miley Cyrus and I say, 'Duh!'"

As for fellow rappers like Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Big Sean, who have co-signed and collaborated with Cyrus, Brown sees an ulterior motive. "I think anybody doing that is just trying to eat," he said. "Ain't no n---a worried about their own music worried about her. Kendrick Lamar is not trying to do a song with Miley Cyrus. It's just like this, man. It's like the little white girl in the 'hood that might get you a plug or whatever you need to get. They trying to eat." 

With Cyrus telling Rolling Stone, "I know what I am, but I also know what I like to listen to," she is clearly used to the criticism that she's hijacking Black culture, but Brown is protective over Detroit in general. He previously took aim at Sean, saying the G.O.O.D. Music rapper doesn't rep the city right. The two have since squashed the beef.   

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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