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Miley Cyrus: like her black homies the twerking minstrel knows ghetto

by | 13th, October 2013


OH, the irony. Miley Cyrus is talking with the Sunday Times about twerking at the VMAs:

If there’s one thing that bothered her about the fallout, it was the idea that her performance was racist, or a “minstrel show”, because, critics argued, she appropriated a dance style common in black culture and used black back-up dancers like props. “I don’t keep my producers or dancers around ’cause it makes me look cool,” she says. “Those aren’t my ‘accessories’. They’re my homies.”

Miley is a very rich white girl who lives in a gated community. No, it’s not a federal prison or metal-doored projects flat. The word homies is described thus on Wikipedia:

Homie (from “homeboy”) is an English language slang term found in American urban culture, whose origins etymologists generally trace[1] to African American Vernacular English from the late 19th century, with the word “homeboy” meaning a male friend from back home. The words have also had similar use in Latino and chicano communities in the United States, starting in the late 1960s/early 1970s and continuing up to the presen

As HuffPo told us: “’Homey’ is short for ‘homeboy,’ slang for a fellow gang member.”

The Urban Dictionary adds:

friend in ghetto language

Well, where Miley lives is kind of ghetto, we suppose.



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