As Miley Cyrus gets slammed in the press and in the court of public opinion, several rappers have rushed to her defense or even recruited her to sing/rap on their records. Not Questlove. When The Associated Press asked the Roots frontman how he felt about Miley’s collaborations with rappers, he responded: “Or the idea of Miley using us as accessories? I don’t know.”

Quest continued, saying:

“I kind of felt same sort of way when Gwen Stefani went through her Asian phase as accessories. At the end of the day, it’s like, is that objectifying us? Hip-hop is already a one-dimensional view as far as us looking like caricatures…Yeah, I’m all for collaborating, my life is based on collaborations, but I’m more concerned about what it’s based in. Is it genuine interest or is it like a benign curiosity about a culture? I don’t want her to just take that we’re just good for twerking and having big (butts).”

Well, amen.

Do you agree with his stance?


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